Scotland prop Rory Sutherland has signed for Glasgow Warriors for next season.

Sutherland, a Lions tourist to South Africa in 2021, will join Franco Smith's side at the end of the season from Top14 side Oyonnax. 

The 29-year-old confirmed the news in a recent appearance on Le French Rugby podcast, co-hosted by former Scotland number eight Johnnie Beattie. 

He said: "Moving back home and moving to Glasgow is not only the right thing for my career, but it's the right thing for the family as well."

Sutherland added the move to France has not worked, partly because he and wife Tammy have been unable to find a house. 

He added: "We won't have to move from our family home in the Borders. I think that will do me a lot of good for my rugby.

"I won't have that horrible feeling in the pit of my stomach that 'I wish I'd seen Tammy and the kids this morning'. That'll be a big thing for me."

The former Edinburgh prop's return to Scotland comes after a turbulent couple of years. 

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Sutherland left the capital for Worcester in 2021, but found himself without a club following their demise less than a year later.

He was linked with a move to Glasgow, but secured a short-term deal at Ulster for the second half of last season, before linking up with the Scotland squad for the Rugby World Cup. 

In his appearance on the podcast, Sutherland said that while with Scotland at the global showpiece, he was considering retirement if he was unable to find a club. 

He added: "People have asked 'why did you choose Oyonnax?' and if I'm honest at the World Cup was such a stressful time for me and the family wondering if I was going to have to retire. 

"I had nothing. A lot of teams would say they were interested, but then you wouldn't hear anything from them. My agent did a great job and we had five or six teams talking to us. 

"Right after the Ireland game, Oyonnax came in and said 'we'll take him' and we were happy with it."

His arrival at Glasgow will add further competition to a loosehead stock that already includes Scotland internationals Allan Dell, also a Lion; Jamie Bhatti - who made his 100th appearance for the club at the weekend, and Oli Kebble.

Former Scotland age-grade cap Nathan McBeth has also featured for Glasgow, who have yet to officially confirm Sutherland's arrival at Scotstoun.