Newman For Glasgow As Barclay Steps Up

Glasgow Warriors are pleased to announce the signing of second row forward Andy Newman from The Ospreys on a two year deal._The 6ft 7in, 28-year-old lock has represented Wales at under 21 and A levels and has previously played his club rugby for Northampton Saints and Neath._He has made 75 appearances for The Ospreys since 2003, scoring six tries in the process. Newman said: a??When I spoke with Sean Lineen, I was really pleased with the cluba?'s ambition and what he had to say._Theya?"ve had a tough season but given the changes that have happened so far and the new signings theya?"ve made, the future sounds very positive and Ia?"m looking forward to being a part of whata?'s ahead.a?? Warriors head coach Sean Lineen said: a??Andy is just the type of player Glasgow need, experienced and hard nosed and I know he will make a huge difference to our forward play.a?? Andrew Michael NewmanBorn: 7.1.78 in LeicesterHeight: 6ft 7inWeight: 19st 3lbs Glasgow flanker John Barclay has pledged his future to the Warriors by signing a two year full-time contract. A member of the Scottish Institute of Sport, Barclay, whoa?'s about to travel (tomorrow, Saturday) to France with Scotland U21 for the IRB U21 World Championship, has been with the pro-side for the past season on an apprentice contract but has been upgraded to a full time contract following his first season as a professional player._A member of the National Rugby Academy (Glasgow), the nineteen-year-old back row forward has won several sporting accolades since leaving Dollar Academy including the Macphail Rugby Scholarship and the Daily Record Sporting Heroes of the Future. Barclay said: a??My first year was tough as I was pretty inexperienced coming into senior rugby straight from school but I have thoroughly enjoyed it and it has been really beneficial to my game._I think the professional, day in day out training shows when we play, for example, for the U21s when guys like myself, John Beattie and James Eddie can bring the elements wea?"ve learned at the club to assist the guys who are not playing rugby professionally. a??Working with such experienced and talented players like Jon Petrie and Donnie Macfadyen has also been great for my game and Ia?"m looking forward to the coming season with Glasgow.a?? Stephen Gemmell, National Rugby Academy (Glasgow) coach, said: a??Ita?'s reward for all the effort and hard work John has put in over the past season, especially since hea?'s come back from quite a serious injury [pelvic]._His commitment and personal development have helped him to succeed and hea?'s gained the maximum benefit from the support available to him._He is testament to the fact that the system works and the rewards are there for those who are willing to work hard.a?? Sean Lineen added: a??John has a lot of potential._Hea?'s a dynamic player and wea?"re looking for him to build on what hea?'s already achieved this season.a?? Glasgow Warriors are pleased to announce the signing of second row forward Andy Newman from The Ospreys on a two year deal._The 6ft 7in, 28-year-old lock has represented Wales at under 21 and A levels and has previously played his club rugby for Northampton Saints and Neath._He has made 75 appearances for The Ospreys since 2003, scoring six tries in the process. Newman said: a??When I spoke with Sean Lineen, I was really pleased with the cluba?'s ambition and what he had to say._Theya?"ve had a tough season but given the changes that have happened so far and the new signings theya?"ve made, the future sounds very positive and Ia?"m looking forward to being a part of whata?'s ahead.a?? Warriors head coach Sean Lineen said: a??Andy is just the type of player Glasgow need, experienced and hard nosed and I know he will make a huge difference to our forward play.a?? Andrew Michael NewmanBorn: 7.1.78 in LeicesterHeight: 6ft 7inWeight: 19st 3lbs Glasgow flanker John Barclay has pledged his future to the Warriors by signing a two year full-time contract. A member of the Scottish Institute of Sport, Barclay, whoa?'s about to travel (tomorrow, Saturday) to France with Scotland U21 for the IRB U21 World Championship, has been with the pro-side for the past season on an apprentice contract but has been upgraded to a full time contract following his first season as a professional player._A member of the National Rugby Academy (Glasgow), the nineteen-year-old back row forward has won several sporting accolades since leaving Dollar Academy including the Macphail Rugby Scholarship and the Daily Record Sporting Heroes of the Future. Barclay said: a??My first year was tough as I was pretty inexperienced coming into senior rugby straight from school but I have thoroughly enjoyed it and it has been really beneficial to my game._I think the professional, day in day out training shows when we play, for example, for the U21s when guys like myself, John Beattie and James Eddie can bring the elements wea?"ve learned at the club to assist the guys who are not playing rugby professionally. a??Working with such experienced and talented players like Jon Petrie and Donnie Macfadyen has also been great for my game and Ia?"m looking forward to the coming season with Glasgow.a?? Stephen Gemmell, National Rugby Academy (Glasgow) coach, said: a??Ita?'s reward for all the effort and hard work John has put in over the past season, especially since hea?'s come back from quite a serious injury [pelvic]._His commitment and personal development have helped him to succeed and hea?'s gained the maximum benefit from the support available to him._He is testament to the fact that the system works and the rewards are there for those who are willing to work hard.a?? Sean Lineen added: a??John has a lot of potential._Hea?'s a dynamic player and wea?"re looking for him to build on what hea?'s already achieved this season.a??