Glasgow Warriors confirm international duo will depart - Ruck

Glasgow Warriors confirm international duo will depart

Nick Frisby and Siua Halanukonuka will be leaving Glasgow Warriors at the end of the 2019/20 season, the club can confirm.

The international duo join Jonny Gray in departing Scotstoun at the conclusion of the current campaign, with Dave Rennie and Jason O’Halloran also moving on at the end of their contract with the club.

Capped five times by his country, Australian scrum-half Frisby made his Glasgow debut in the first match of the 2018/19 season away to Connacht

The 27-year-old has since gone on to make 21 appearances in a Warriors jersey, the most recent of which saw him feature off the bench in February’s victory over the Dragons at Scotstoun.

The former Bordeaux and Reds man has also touched down for four tries in his Glasgow career to date, including three tallies over the course of the 2019/20 season.


Tongan international Halanukonuka has turned out on 31 occasions for the club since his debut against the Ospreys in November 2017, with the tight-head having joined the club from Super Rugby outfit the Highlanders.

A fearsome scrummager, his sole try for the club came in a home victory over the Cheetahs in February 2018.

Wasps Transfers: 5 fly-halves they should try to sign

Wasps are set to be down to the bare bones at fly-half next season with three players in the position set to depart from the club this summer.

The Rugby Paper reported that Lima Sopoaga, 28, will leave Wasps at the end of this second season. He has the option of an extra year on his deal but “it is unlikely to be triggered”.

Meanwhile, Billy Searle has left the club for Worcester Warriors, and 2016/17 Premiership player of the season Jimmy Gopperth is also set to depart when his contract expires in June.

That would leave the club with only one recognised 10 in Jacob Umaga heading into the 2020/21 Gallagher Premiership season.

1. Bernard Foley

The NSW Waratahs fly-half, who was due to join Kubota Spears in Japan, has been rumoured to be looking for a short-term deal in the Gallagher Premiership following drastic pay-cuts in Australia.

The 30-year-old playmaker, who has won 70 caps for the Wallabies, broke the Australian record for most individual points in a Test against England, with 28 of Australia’s 33 as they thrashed England by 20 points in the pool stages of the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

Nicknamed the ‘iceman’ for his coolness under pressure, Foley would be the perfect replacement.