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Ryan Grant remains at Glasgow Warriors despite Brive declaring a loan deal

Glasgow have stressed that Ryan Grant remains a Warriors player despite Brive's declaration that he will join them on loan.

The French club announced on Tuesday that Grant's arrival on a loan deal was "imminent" while they also revealed they had secured Glasgow prop Sila Puafisi on a contract for next season.

It is understood the news came as a surprise to Warriors and Grant continued to train with his team-mates at Scotstoun the day after the announcement. The 31-year-old Scotland international missed large parts of 2016 with arm and back injuries.

When asked about Brive's announcement, Glasgow coach Mike Blair said: "Ryan has said that is not the situation at the moment. He is training with us, he trained with us today, training well, and we will wait and be told by the big dogs upstairs what is going on.

"He came back from injury and has played a few club games and played a few games for us as well. We will wait and see what happens but currently he is training with us."

Brive's statement 24 hours earlier had read: "As far as Ryan Grant is concerned, we were very pleased with the tests last week at the club and his availability is an opportunity we have seized."

Warriors are not believed to have had any contact from Brive over Puafisi. The Tonga international joined the club from Gloucester 18 months ago and is out of contract in the summer.

Blair said: " He has performed really well over the couple of years that he has been here so he is bound to have got interest from other clubs."

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