Glasgow Warriors: Duo sign new deal while flanker heads for exit

  • Italy flanker Simone Favaro will not sign a new contract at the club
  • Sam Johnson and Nick Grigg have extended their stays at Scotstoun
  • Josh Strauss is expected to leave, with Callum Gibbins joining from Hurricanes
Glasgow have announced that Sam Johnson and Nick Grigg have signed respective two-year and one-year deal extensions at the PRO12 club.

The news comes a day after it was announced that Scotland centre Huw Jones will arrive at Scotstoun next season, while last week Scotland centre Alex Dunbar signed a new two-year contract with the club.


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Warriors though will not offer 28-year-old Italy flanker Simone Favaro a new contract when his current deal expires at the end of the season.

The flanker has played 28 times for Warriors in two seasons and was voted the club’s player of the season last campaign.

It is understood Glasgow have signed open-side flanker Callum Gibbins from Super Rugby champions, the Hurricanes, as a replacement.



Meanwhile, Scotland back-row Josh Strauss is likely to be allowed to leave Glasgow when his contract expires this summer.

He and centre Mark Bennett, who also hasn’t signed a new deal, have both been linked to Dean Richard’s Newcastle Falcons in recent weeks.

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