Glasgow Warriors have announced the signing of Scotland prop Rory Sutherland on a two-year deal ahead of next season.

The former Edinburgh star has played in Ireland and France in recent years with Ulster and Oyannax as well as having a stint in England with Worcester Warriors. 

And after being named in the match day 23 for this weekend's Scotland game against Ireland in the Guinness Six Nations, he's now able to celebrate his move to Glasgow finally being announced after months of speculation. 

He also confirmed that he would be making the move on a podcast last month but now Glasgow have confirmed the deal has been completed and he will join Franco Smith's men ahead of next season.

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Sutherland said:  “The past couple of years have been tough since I had to leave Worcester. I’ve been at a few clubs and I haven’t had the consistency I’d have liked in my game. This move to Glasgow, and back to Scotland, offers me the chance to work on getting that back into my rugby.

“Glasgow is a really successful team, so to be offered the chance to come to Scotstoun is attractive for any player. For me, it allows me to come back home, and be closer to my family, which will work wonders for me.

“I’ve gotten close to some of the Glasgow players while in camp with Scotland and they talk highly of Franco and the culture in the club. I’m looking forward to that and getting back to the homeland!”

And Smith added: “We are pleased to be able to add a prop of Rory’s calibre to our squad ahead of next season.

“His qualities will make him a real asset to our playing group, as we continue to develop our strength in every position.

“We look forward to seeing him in action at Scotstoun over the next couple of seasons and we know that the Warrior Nation will welcome him to our club.”