Scotland star turns down Premiership offer to sign new deal

Ali Price has followed up his Man of the Match performance against Sale Sharks on Saturday by signing a new two-year contract with Glasgow Warriors.

The new deal means the Scotland international scrum-half will be staying at Scotstoun until at least the summer of 2022, becoming the seventh player to sign a new contract with the Warriors this season.

According to reports, he was offered a slightly better paid contract by Bath, but the scrum-half was not keen to relocate due to being very settled in Glasgow.

The news also comes just five days after Richie Gray agreed a deal to return to the club in the summer on a two-year contract.

Price – who came through the FOSROC Scottish Rugby Academy – made his debut against the Scarlets in 2014, before signing his first professional deal with the Warriors in 2015.

He has made 85 appearances for Glasgow and has scored 17 tries, most recently in December’s victory over Edinburgh at Scotstoun.

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Speaking to glasgowwarriors.org after signing the new deal, Price said: “I’m very happy to be staying. This club has given me a lot – I’ve been here for six seasons and I call the club and city home.

“You see how proud I feel about this club on the field – the excitement and buzz you get from the supporters is brilliant, and I’ve been very fortunate to be in this environment for a while now. It’s something I think is very hard to find. You get boys coming into the club that say how great an environment it is, and how much everyone gets on and works with each other.

“That for me makes it easy to commit for another couple of years, when those foundations at the club are so firm. It’s a special club.

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