Edinburgh hooker George Turner has joined PRO12 rivals Glasgow Warriors on a season-long loan.
A recipient of the Macphail Scholarship in New Zealand, the 24-year-old travels west along the M8 following six years in the Capital.
Turner’s move comes after Scotland international Fraser Brown has been ruled out for four months out following ankle surgery.
Speaking exclusively to Warriors TV, George Turner said: “It’s exciting to join the Warriors, as this is my first move as a professional rugby player.
“I know the players who were on the Scotland tour and I know a couple of players who were at Edinburgh before and are now here, as well as some younger boys from age-grade rugby, so it has been an easy transition and easy getting started.
“Fraser Brown has been in the form of his life, he’s been playing really well. I’ve seen him develop over the last few years after he came here (from Edinburgh) and hopefully I can do the same and push on from where I am now.
“Dave Rennie is the Chiefs coach and they play the quickest rugby in the world and he’ll probably bring that here and Glasgow play quick rugby already. So it’s going to be fast-paced rugby and a lot of skill will be needed to keep up with that pace.
“Jonathan Humphreys was really keen to get me on board and I spoke to him when he was a Scotland coach and around Edinburgh, so I know what he’s looking for me to bring here, so hopefully I can deliver.”