Scrum-half Ben Afshar has signed a first full-time professional contract with Glasgow Warriors.

The 20-year-old scored his first try for the club against Dragons last month on his first start and he's now been rewarded with an extended contract at Scotstoun.

He only made his professional debut in November when he came off the bench against Ulster but has gone from strength to strength, with head coach Franco Smith impressed by his attitude and efforts. 

The former Scotland U20 captain joins Gregor Hiddleston in moving from a partnership deal to a full-time contract and is the latest player to commit their future to Glasgow.

Fellow scrum-half Jamie Dobie signed a new deal last week while Huw Jones, Scott Cummings, Jamie Bhatti and Johnny Matthews have also signed on the dotted line. 

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Afshar said: “It’s been a bit of a crazy year – to get so much game time and experience playing for Glasgow Warriors is beyond what I’d dreamed of this year, and I’m so excited to be here for the foreseeable future.

“The environment here is top-class; I love coming in to train here, it’s such a good group of boys and the coaching group is so good at identifying areas where I can improve and feeding back to me.

“Making my debut was an unforgettable experience for me and scoring my first try against the Dragons was unbelievable – I definitely got a bit excited when I saw TJ  [Tom Jordan] make the break and heard the crowd roar!

“I just want to keep working hard and developing, and hopefully experiencing many more matchdays for this club.”