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Scotland internationals Tommy Seymour and Henry Pyrgos commit futures to Glasgow

By Robert Jones

Scotland internationals Tommy Seymour and Henry Pyrgos have both signed two-year contract extensions with Glasgow.

Former Ulster wing Seymour has notched 20 tries in 62 appearances for Warriors since joining in 2011 and the 26-year-old has taken that form into the international scene with six tries in 13 caps, including one in each of Scotland's three autumn Tests.

Scrum-half Pyrgos has made 90 appearances for Warriors and also has 13 caps for his country.

Seymour said: "I'm really enjoying my rugby and I'm very happy to be staying at the Warriors.

"The four years I've been at the club have been enjoyable and we've come on really strongly as a team and our identity has grown.

"My coaches and team-mates have helped me massively in my development as a player and I'm delighted I get to spend another two years continuing that development, playing in front of a crowd that is second to none."

Meanwhile, Owen Williams has rejected a return to Wales with the Scarlets to sign a new contract with Leicester Tigers.

The 22-year-old fly-half has completed new terms at Welford Road, understood to be a two-year deal, opting against a return to his former Welsh region.

The uncapped former Scarlets playmaker's decision to continue to ply his trade outside of Wales could damage his chances of selection for this year's Rugby World Cup.

Leicester rugby director Richard Cockerill expects Williams and England fly-half Freddie Burns to continue battling for the Tigers' number 10 shirt.

He said: "We have two good, young and ambitious fly-halves in Owen and Freddie Burns, which can only be good for them and also for the team as a whole."

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