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Future bright for young Warriors

Guinness PRO12 Editor

15 Feb 2012


Glasgow Warriors managing director Nathan Bombrys insists the future is bright for the RaboDirect PRO12 play-off contenders after youngsters Stuart Hogg and Ed Kalman made their Test debuts in Scotland’s Six Nations defeat to Wales.

Hogg is the youngest player to appear for Scotland in almost 50 years, and almost capped a fine debut with a try only for it to be controversially ruled out for a knock-on in their 27-13 defeat.

Tighthead prop Kalman has also been rewarded for some excellent form this season as he has helped the Warriors up to third in the RaboDirect PRO12 table.

“It’s fantastic for Stuart and Ed to have earned this selection through a string of excellent displays with us here at Glasgow,” said Bombrys.

“We were also really pleased to see Duncan Weir in the Scotland 22. He’s been influential for us all season and shows a lot of promise and determination.

“Everyone at the Warriors is extremely excited about watching these three guys continue to progress and contribute to what we firmly believe can be successful period in the club’s history.”

Meanwhile, the Warriors have been put on red alert after former player Jason White indicated he would be open to a move back to Scotland after confirming he will leave Clermont at the end of the season.

The former Scotland captain has spent three years in France but left the Warriors to join Sale in 2003, being voted Premiership Player's Player of the Year in 2006.

"I've spent three superb years here. I don't know what I will do,” said White, who has been capped 77 times by his country.

“Maybe I will stay in France, if I get a good offer. Otherwise I will go back home to Scotland.”