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New deal for Pyrgos

Henry Pyrgos has handed Glasgow a boost by signing a long-term contract extension.

The 22-year-old scrum-half has agreed a new two-year deal that will see him remain at Warriors until at least the end of May 2014.

"I'm hugely looking forward to the Scarlets game on Thursday and it's a real bonus to have my future sorted out in advance of such a big fixture for the club," Pyrgos told Glasgow's website.

"I've really enjoyed my first season and a half at the Warriors and have learned a massive amount from working with world-class players like Chris Cusiter and the coaching team here at Scotstoun.

"With our form in the first part of the season, and the signings and re-signings the club have got across the line, there's a very positive feeling around the place.

"It's up to us as players to seize on that and make sure we keep winning in the second half of the campaign."

Head coach Sean Lineen added: "It's great news that Henry has decided his future lies at Glasgow Warriors.

"We've been very impressed by how hard he's worked since joining the club and with the impact he's made on the field.

"With a guy like Chris Cusiter also in the squad, Henry has had to show a degree of patience at times, but whenever he's had an opportunity he's made it very clear what he's all about.

"He's got a fine break on him and good game understanding, and we're excited about working with him to ensure he continues to make progress."


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