Cameron Mather To Captain Glasgow

Cameron Mather has been appointed Glasgow Rugby's captain for the season though he has yet to make his debut for the team. The former Edinburgh forward joined Glasgow earlier this summer from Leeds Tykes.In taking over the reins the 30-year-old Mather succeeds Andy Nicol, the international scrum half who retired from rugby at the end of last season. Nicol had been Glasgow's captain for the past four seasons.Even before a match has been played this season, Mather has made an obvious impact in training. "Cammy has been a tremendous influence and seems a natural leader," Hugh Campbell, Glasgow's new head coach, said. "On and off the field he is very professional.""I"m delighted and honoured," Mather said of his appointment. "I"m really looking forward to the challenge."Mather was in Watsonians" team who won the Scottish club championship in 1998 before he embarked on a professional career with Edinburgh, Worcester, and, most recently, Leeds. During his Edinburgh sojourn the back-row forward was capped four times in season 1999-2000, including twice in World Cup matches against Spain and Samoa. He was the Leeds club's Player of the Year last season.It has been a notable week for Mather on his return to Scottish-based rugby. Not only has been appointed Glasgow captain but he has also been recalled to national rating with his inclusion on Scotland's preliminary squad for the World Cup in Australia later this year. He is among 11 Glasgow players in that squad.Cameron Mather has been appointed Glasgow Rugby's captain for the season though he has yet to make his debut for the team. The former Edinburgh forward joined Glasgow earlier this summer from Leeds Tykes.In taking over the reins the 30-year-old Mather succeeds Andy Nicol, the international scrum half who retired from rugby at the end of last season. Nicol had been Glasgow's captain for the past four seasons.Even before a match has been played this season, Mather has made an obvious impact in training. "Cammy has been a tremendous influence and seems a natural leader," Hugh Campbell, Glasgow's new head coach, said. "On and off the field he is very professional.""I"m delighted and honoured," Mather said of his appointment. "I"m really looking forward to the challenge."Mather was in Watsonians" team who won the Scottish club championship in 1998 before he embarked on a professional career with Edinburgh, Worcester, and, most recently, Leeds. During his Edinburgh sojourn the back-row forward was capped four times in season 1999-2000, including twice in World Cup matches against Spain and Samoa. He was the Leeds club's Player of the Year last season.It has been a notable week for Mather on his return to Scottish-based rugby. Not only has been appointed Glasgow captain but he has also been recalled to national rating with his inclusion on Scotland's preliminary squad for the World Cup in Australia later this year. He is among 11 Glasgow players in that squad.