Petrie And Macfadyen Sign New Contracts

Two Scotland back-row caps, Jon Petrie and Donnie Macfadyen, have signed new contracts with Glasgow.Hugh Campbell, Glasgow's head coach, welcomed the news that two such experienced forwards will be with the squad for next season and beyond. Each of the two players has made more than a century of appearances for Glasgow, and Petrie has been captain this past season."It's fantastic news for Glasgow Rugby that Jon will be with the squad for the next two years," the coach commented about the captain today. "He's been outstanding this season, and he brings great experience to the squad not only as a player but also as captain."Petrie has played 143 games for Glasgow. That is a Glasgow record, and he has played in 40 internationals for Scotland, appearing in all five of the RBS Six Nations Championship games this season.Macfadyen has played 128 times for Glasgow and 9 for Scotland. Seven of those internationals were last year, when the open-side flanker played in all three Tests on the Down Under tour as well as the four at home in November. His tally of caps would surely have increased if a knee operation had not prevented him from being considered for the Six Nations Championship matches in February and March."It's a real boost for Glasgow Rugby to have Donnie with us for at least three more years," the coach remarked. "He's rated as Scotland's top No.7. But he has been unfortunate with injury this season."Glasgow have previously announced that Graeme Beveridge, Andrew Henderson, Calvin Howarth, Rory Lamont, Scott Lawson, Graeme Morrison, Euan Murray, Dan Parks, Andrew Wilson, John Beattie, and Fergus Thomson have renewed their contracts as well as new signings Craig Hamilton, Tim Barker, Leigh Hinton, Mike Roberts, Ben Prescott, Colin Shaw, and Steve Swindall.Two Scotland back-row caps, Jon Petrie and Donnie Macfadyen, have signed new contracts with Glasgow.Hugh Campbell, Glasgow's head coach, welcomed the news that two such experienced forwards will be with the squad for next season and beyond. Each of the two players has made more than a century of appearances for Glasgow, and Petrie has been captain this past season."It's fantastic news for Glasgow Rugby that Jon will be with the squad for the next two years," the coach commented about the captain today. "He's been outstanding this season, and he brings great experience to the squad not only as a player but also as captain."Petrie has played 143 games for Glasgow. That is a Glasgow record, and he has played in 40 internationals for Scotland, appearing in all five of the RBS Six Nations Championship games this season.Macfadyen has played 128 times for Glasgow and 9 for Scotland. Seven of those internationals were last year, when the open-side flanker played in all three Tests on the Down Under tour as well as the four at home in November. His tally of caps would surely have increased if a knee operation had not prevented him from being considered for the Six Nations Championship matches in February and March."It's a real boost for Glasgow Rugby to have Donnie with us for at least three more years," the coach remarked. "He's rated as Scotland's top No.7. But he has been unfortunate with injury this season."Glasgow have previously announced that Graeme Beveridge, Andrew Henderson, Calvin Howarth, Rory Lamont, Scott Lawson, Graeme Morrison, Euan Murray, Dan Parks, Andrew Wilson, John Beattie, and Fergus Thomson have renewed their contracts as well as new signings Craig Hamilton, Tim Barker, Leigh Hinton, Mike Roberts, Ben Prescott, Colin Shaw, and Steve Swindall.