Petrie To Retire From Warriors And Join Sse

Jon Petrie, former Scotland, Scotland A and Glasgow Warriors captain, is to retire from rugby at the end of the current season.Petrie, 30, who made his Scotland debut on the summer tour of New Zealand seven years ago, said: a??Pro rugby has been my whole life for the past ten years or so and is a difficult thing to let go of._Ia?"ve had some fantastic times with Glasgow, and with Scotland, but I have a gut feeling that now is the right time to move on to something new._Ia?'d like to thank everybody for the support that Ia?"ve been given throughout my career, especially the fans here in Glasgow, who have always been great to me.a??Scotland coach Frank Hadden said:_a??I remember Bill McLaren coming to watch the Caledonian Reds training at Perth in a?"97 and he asked who the young fellow was. I told him it was Jon Petrie and he should remember the name because he was going to play for Scotland. This is not something I would normally do, which is why I remember it so clearly, but it was obvious to everyone that he was going to make a big impact.a??When I took over as Scotland coach, Jonny was my first choice as Captain and he did a great job, leading the team to a first ever win over the Barbarians at Pittodrie and only our second ever win in Romania._Latterly he has been dogged by injury but his excellent communication and leadership skills will stand him in good stead whatever career path he chooses.a??Glasgow Warriors head coach Sean Lineen added: a??JP is a very popular member of the squad here at Glasgow and wea?"re sorry to see him go but respect and understand his decision._His knowledge of the game and leadership on and off the field with the club has been invaluable to us all._He has worked so hard for the Warriors throughout his time with the side and is a firm favourite not only with the other players but also with the supporters and staff._We wish him all the very best in his future career.a??His retiral from the sport will see him enter the business world as he takes up a training-related post with utility company Scottish and Southern Energy in Perth, for whom he has also been a rugby ambassador since the company became involved in sponsoring the domestic competitions in Scotland earlier this season.He said: a??I have worked very hard to get to the top in rugby and am looking forward to applying the same determination to this opportunity that SSE has given me._Ita?'s going to be a very different environment for me, but is something about which Ia?"m tremendously excited.a??JON PETRIE (Glasgow Warriors and Dundee High School FP)Back row. Born: 19.10.76 in Dundee. Height: 6ft 4in (1.93m). Weight: 17st 3lb (109kg).Jonathan Michael Petrie became Scotlanda?'s 106th captain as he took the helm for the non-cap 38-7 win against the Barbarians in May 2005 and again a fortnight later against Romania in Bucharest. Earlier that season he scored an outstanding solo try, sprinting from almost halfway in Scotlanda?'s historic 100-8 victory over Japan. He again powered his way over the line in Scotlanda?'s first home game of the 2005 RBS 6 Nations Championship. He played in every game of Scotlanda?'s 2004 summer tour of Australia, including the three Tests, and captained the sides against New South Wales Country and New South Wales Waratahs. His display at open-side flanker against Italy in the 2003 RWC Countdown Test was hailed as a??outstandinga?? by coach Ian McGeechan, and it was in that role that he was part of a superb Scotland back-row against France. He started in Scotlanda?'s opening game of the 2003 World Cup at open-side against Japan and in their following game against the USA. In 2002 he featured in the Scottish Mutual Autumn Test victory against Fiji and was introduced as a substitute to the RBS 6 Nations games against France and Wales. He played in three games on Scotlanda?'s 2002 trip to North America before he had to leave the tour after concussion in the Test against Canada. He scored his first try for Scotland in the 31-8 win against Samoa in November 2000. Earlier that year he won his first cap for Scotland in the second Test on the tour of New Zealand. In all, he played in five games on that tour, scoring a try in the 25-25 draw with Nelson Bays. The tour was reward for his first season in professional rugby with Glasgow Caledonians. Jon had two seasons in Scotlanda?'s under-21 team, making his debut against the Irish in 1997 while he was playing in France with Colomiers. He returned to Dundee High School FP later that year, and he enlisted with Glasgow Caledonians in season 1999-2000, though he had already made emergency appearances for the professional team in 1998-1999. His Scotland A debut was in the 99-0 win over the Netherlands at Murrayfield in December 1999. He has now made seven appearances at that level, most recently as captain in the Perth match against Australia A in November 2006.International record: 45 caps._ 2000 a?" NZ2 USA A Sam. 2001 a?" F W It(rep) I(rep) T A._2002 a?" F(rep) W(rep). 2002 a?" C R(rep) Fj._2003 a?" F(rep) W(rep) SA1(rep) SA2(rep) It W I(rep) WC(J USA F(rep) A(rep)). 2004 a?" It(rep) I(rep) Sam(rep) A1(rep) A2(rep) A3(rep) J A4 SA(rep). 2005 a?" F I It W E(rep) R._2006 a?" F(rep) W(rep) I(rep) SA2. Points: 15 a?" 3 tries.Jon Petrie, former Scotland, Scotland A and Glasgow Warriors captain, is to retire from rugby at the end of the current season.Petrie, 30, who made his Scotland debut on the summer tour of New Zealand seven years ago, said: a??Pro rugby has been my whole life for the past ten years or so and is a difficult thing to let go of._Ia?"ve had some fantastic times with Glasgow, and with Scotland, but I have a gut feeling that now is the right time to move on to something new._Ia?'d like to thank everybody for the support that Ia?"ve been given throughout my career, especially the fans here in Glasgow, who have always been great to me.a??Scotland coach Frank Hadden said:_a??I remember Bill McLaren coming to watch the Caledonian Reds training at Perth in a?"97 and he asked who the young fellow was. I told him it was Jon Petrie and he should remember the name because he was going to play for Scotland. This is not something I would normally do, which is why I remember it so clearly, but it was obvious to everyone that he was going to make a big impact.a??When I took over as Scotland coach, Jonny was my first choice as Captain and he did a great job, leading the team to a first ever win over the Barbarians at Pittodrie and only our second ever win in Romania._Latterly he has been dogged by injury but his excellent communication and leadership skills will stand him in good stead whatever career path he chooses.a??Glasgow Warriors head coach Sean Lineen added: a??JP is a very popular member of the squad here at Glasgow and wea?"re sorry to see him go but respect and understand his decision._His knowledge of the game and leadership on and off the field with the club has been invaluable to us all._He has worked so hard for the Warriors throughout his time with the side and is a firm favourite not only with the other players but also with the supporters and staff._We wish him all the very best in his future career.a??His retiral from the sport will see him enter the business world as he takes up a training-related post with utility company Scottish and Southern Energy in Perth, for whom he has also been a rugby ambassador since the company became involved in sponsoring the domestic competitions in Scotland earlier this season.He said: a??I have worked very hard to get to the top in rugby and am looking forward to applying the same determination to this opportunity that SSE has given me._Ita?'s going to be a very different environment for me, but is something about which Ia?"m tremendously excited.a??JON PETRIE (Glasgow Warriors and Dundee High School FP)Back row. Born: 19.10.76 in Dundee. Height: 6ft 4in (1.93m). Weight: 17st 3lb (109kg).Jonathan Michael Petrie became Scotlanda?'s 106th captain as he took the helm for the non-cap 38-7 win against the Barbarians in May 2005 and again a fortnight later against Romania in Bucharest. Earlier that season he scored an outstanding solo try, sprinting from almost halfway in Scotlanda?'s historic 100-8 victory over Japan. He again powered his way over the line in Scotlanda?'s first home game of the 2005 RBS 6 Nations Championship. He played in every game of Scotlanda?'s 2004 summer tour of Australia, including the three Tests, and captained the sides against New South Wales Country and New South Wales Waratahs. His display at open-side flanker against Italy in the 2003 RWC Countdown Test was hailed as a??outstandinga?? by coach Ian McGeechan, and it was in that role that he was part of a superb Scotland back-row against France. He started in Scotlanda?'s opening game of the 2003 World Cup at open-side against Japan and in their following game against the USA. In 2002 he featured in the Scottish Mutual Autumn Test victory against Fiji and was introduced as a substitute to the RBS 6 Nations games against France and Wales. He played in three games on Scotlanda?'s 2002 trip to North America before he had to leave the tour after concussion in the Test against Canada. He scored his first try for Scotland in the 31-8 win against Samoa in November 2000. Earlier that year he won his first cap for Scotland in the second Test on the tour of New Zealand. In all, he played in five games on that tour, scoring a try in the 25-25 draw with Nelson Bays. The tour was reward for his first season in professional rugby with Glasgow Caledonians. Jon had two seasons in Scotlanda?'s under-21 team, making his debut against the Irish in 1997 while he was playing in France with Colomiers. He returned to Dundee High School FP later that year, and he enlisted with Glasgow Caledonians in season 1999-2000, though he had already made emergency appearances for the professional team in 1998-1999. His Scotland A debut was in the 99-0 win over the Netherlands at Murrayfield in December 1999. He has now made seven appearances at that level, most recently as captain in the Perth match against Australia A in November 2006.International record: 45 caps._ 2000 a?" NZ2 USA A Sam. 2001 a?" F W It(rep) I(rep) T A._2002 a?" F(rep) W(rep). 2002 a?" C R(rep) Fj._2003 a?" F(rep) W(rep) SA1(rep) SA2(rep) It W I(rep) WC(J USA F(rep) A(rep)). 2004 a?" It(rep) I(rep) Sam(rep) A1(rep) A2(rep) A3(rep) J A4 SA(rep). 2005 a?" F I It W E(rep) R._2006 a?" F(rep) W(rep) I(rep) SA2. Points: 15 a?" 3 tries.