Calvin Howarth Stays With Glasgow

Calvin Howarth's temporary sojourn with Glasgow Rugby has been extended to a more permanent basis. He joined Glasgow on loan from Edinburgh Rugby in March as stand-off cover for Tommy Hayes after Barry Irving's long-term knee injury.In addition, Glasgow have signed Ben Daly, a versatile Australian forward who can play back row and hooker. He qualifies for Scotland as his mother and father were born in Glasgow. The 26-year-old forward, who is 6ft 2in and 16st 12lb, has been on the verge of Super 12 rugby, with a training contract with the New South Wales Waratahs last year."We look forward to welcoming Ben to his parents" home city when he joins us next month," David Jordan, Glasgow's chief executive, said today.Daly played his early senior rugby in Brisbane for Queensland University and Brothers. In 1994 he represented Queensland's under-19 team, but in 1997 he moved south to join Sydney University. In 2000 he graduated to the New South Wales Academy, and the following year he earned a NSW Waratahs training contract. He has also played for the Australian Barbarians, though those appearances did not tie him to Australian qualification under International Rugby Board regulations.Howarth, who will be 26 later this month, has played at full back as well as stand-off in his short time with Glasgow, appearing in all of the last seven matches of the season, three as a replacement. In those games he scored 36 points, including a try against Newport."We are pleased that Calvin has agreed to join us for next season," David Jordan said today. "He fitted in well to our squad when he joined us on loan, and he proved an asset as a versatile player."Howarth has a year of his contract to run. Daly has been signed on a two-year contract.David Jordan also confirmed today that two Glasgow forwards, Dougie Hall and Guy Perrett, are talking to Edinburgh Rugby about possible cross-country moves. Hall, the 22-year-old hooker who led Scotland Under-21 in 2000-2001, has a year of his contract to run, as has Perrett, the 26-year-old lock forward who led the Scottish Students to victory against their Welsh counterparts in April.Calvin Howarth's temporary sojourn with Glasgow Rugby has been extended to a more permanent basis. He joined Glasgow on loan from Edinburgh Rugby in March as stand-off cover for Tommy Hayes after Barry Irving's long-term knee injury.In addition, Glasgow have signed Ben Daly, a versatile Australian forward who can play back row and hooker. He qualifies for Scotland as his mother and father were born in Glasgow. The 26-year-old forward, who is 6ft 2in and 16st 12lb, has been on the verge of Super 12 rugby, with a training contract with the New South Wales Waratahs last year."We look forward to welcoming Ben to his parents" home city when he joins us next month," David Jordan, Glasgow's chief executive, said today.Daly played his early senior rugby in Brisbane for Queensland University and Brothers. In 1994 he represented Queensland's under-19 team, but in 1997 he moved south to join Sydney University. In 2000 he graduated to the New South Wales Academy, and the following year he earned a NSW Waratahs training contract. He has also played for the Australian Barbarians, though those appearances did not tie him to Australian qualification under International Rugby Board regulations.Howarth, who will be 26 later this month, has played at full back as well as stand-off in his short time with Glasgow, appearing in all of the last seven matches of the season, three as a replacement. In those games he scored 36 points, including a try against Newport."We are pleased that Calvin has agreed to join us for next season," David Jordan said today. "He fitted in well to our squad when he joined us on loan, and he proved an asset as a versatile player."Howarth has a year of his contract to run. Daly has been signed on a two-year contract.David Jordan also confirmed today that two Glasgow forwards, Dougie Hall and Guy Perrett, are talking to Edinburgh Rugby about possible cross-country moves. Hall, the 22-year-old hooker who led Scotland Under-21 in 2000-2001, has a year of his contract to run, as has Perrett, the 26-year-old lock forward who led the Scottish Students to victory against their Welsh counterparts in April.