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Henry Pyrgos extends Glasgow stay until 2019

Glasgow co-captain Henry Pyrgos has committed himself to Warriors until the summer of 2019 after agreeing a new contract with the club.

The Scotland scrum-half - who jointly skippers this side alongside Jonny Gray - has played 113 times for the Scotstoun outfit since signing back in 2010.

Pyrgos follows full-back Stuart Hogg in committing his future to the club and he says he's excited to be staying in Glasgow.

He said: "'I'm really happy to sign for another two years, it was an easy decision. I love everything about Glasgow Warriors and the club means a huge amount to me.

"I've had a brief chat with (in-coming head coach) Dave Rennie and he told me about his vision for the club and his rugby philosophy and it's exciting. What he's done in the game speaks for itself and to have someone of Dave's quality coming in is brilliant for the club.

"This is my seventh year at the Warriors and winning the Guinness PRO12 two years ago has been the stand-out moment.

"I'm excited for the future here and we'll be working extremely hard to continue to compete for trophies every season. I believe we have a squad capable of doing that and that's the main reason I wanted to stay."

Current Glasgow boss Gregor Townsend - who will take over as Scotland head coach next summer - added: "It's brilliant news for the club that Henry has signed for another two years.

"He is one of our leaders and has developed a huge amount in his time at the club. Now he is helping the club continue to improve and evolve on and off the pitch.

"There is a lot more to come from him on the playing side and we are really fortunate to have such a high-quality group of scrum halves right now."


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