Quartet pen Glasgow deals

Javan Sebastian in action (pic: Huw Evans Picture Agency)

Glasgow Warriors are continuing to build for next season and have announced a quartet of new deals with prop Javan Sebastian, number 8 Jason Hill, flanker Will Bordill and stand-off Gregor Hunter all signing one-year partnership contracts.Javan Sebastian joins the club from Scarlets
 
It means Sebastian and Bordill will be paired with BT Premiership side Ayr, with Hill linking up with Heriot’s and Hunter with Glasgow Hawks next season, when they are not selected for Warriors duty.
 
Sebastian has joined the club from fellow GUINNESS PRO12 side and Champions Cup opponents the Scarlets.
 
The 20-year-old tight-head prop played for Carmarthen in Wales, before being called up to play for Wales Under 16s and Under 18s, which resulted in him joining the Scarlets Academy.
 
Sebastian has been at the Scarlets for two years and featured for them in the LV Cup against Sale Sharks last season.
 
He is Scottish qualified through his father who was born and raised in Edinburgh.
 
Sebastian said: “Joining Glasgow Warriors will be a great opportunity for me to impress, as well as to grow and develop as a player.
 
“They are GUINNESS PRO12 champions so it’s an amazing club to join. I’m sure they’ll teach me a lot and the move will have a positive impact on my career.

“The Glasgow team is filled with young, talented rugby players working in a great environment which I can’t wait to be a part of.” 

Hill has been training with the Warriors since February.
 
Jason Hill playing against the BarbariansThe 25-year-old played for the Scotland Club XV earlier this year, scoring a try and being named man of the match in a 23-18 victory over the Ireland Club XV.
 
The flanker recently helped Heriot’s on their way to being crowned BT Premiership champions with a win over Melrose at Goldenacre.

He won the BT Premiership Player of the Season award at the recent Scottish Rugby Club Awards.
 
Hill said: “I’ve really enjoyed my time training with the club and it’s made me hungry for more.

“I feel in good shape at the moment and I’m ready to take my career to the next level. 

“Earning my first professional contract is a great achievement and I’m eager to get started.”
 
Bordill is currently in his third year at the club, after joining from Sale Sharks.
 
The flanker signed a partnership contract at the start of this season, after graduating from the BT Sport Scottish Rugby Academy Stage 3 programme.
 
The 21-year-old has played seven times for the Warriors and was in the squad which won the Melrose 7s in April.
 
Bordill said: “Glasgow Warriors is a great club and I’ve really improved since moving up from Sale Sharks.
 Will Bordill playing for the Warriors last season
“I enjoyed playing a few games last season and with the Rugby World Cup on in September, it’s a good opportunity for me to get more game time.”
 
Hunter, who joined the club at the start of last season, suffered an ACL injury meaning he missed the whole campaign but is now back to full fitness and training with the squad. 

He was part of the Glasgow Warriors squad which won the Melrose 7s in April.
 
The 23-year old, who has made 16 appearances for Edinburgh, came through the Scotland age-grade ranks.
 
In 2012 he was awarded the Macphail Scholarship and spent four months playing club rugby in New Zealand.
 
Hunter said: “It was frustrating to miss last season but I’ve been back training for a while and I’m enjoying getting the chance to show what I can do at pre-season training.

“The club have really looked after me during my time out and I want to repay them for the faith they’ve shown.” 

Gregor Hunter playing at the Melrose 7sGlasgow Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend said: “The strength and depth within our squad is something we really value and to have Javan (Sebastian), Jason (Hill), Will (Bordill) and Gregor (Hunter) with us next season is great news.
 
“With the Rugby World Cup being played at the start of the season, we know we’re going to have a number of players involved in that tournament and it’s important we have others who can step up.
 
“Javan is a mobile, young prop who has a big future in the game if he works hard, while we’ve been impressed with Jason when he has trained with us and in his performances for Heriot’s.
 
"Will has shown a real determination to improve and did very well when given the opportunity to play last season, so we are excited to see him progress further over the next few months.
 
"Gregor has had a tough time with injury but is now back to full fitness and has been making a very good impression in training.
 
“All four will make a positive impact at the club next season.”

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Written by
Jeremy Bone