Glasgow Warriors have completed the signing of Scotland hooker Ewan Ashman on a season-long loan deal from Sale Sharks.
The move is the latest highlight in a landmark month for the 21-year-old, who earned his first senior Scotland cap and scored a try in the 15-13 victory over Australia at BT Murrayfield.
“I’m buzzing to come to Glasgow,” Ashman told glasgowwarriors.org.
“The way the club play – the intent they have to move the ball and run with the ball – suits me down to a tee and is exactly the way I like to play.
“The young group of players coming through right now is really exiting, with the likes of Ross Thompson, Rory Darge and Rufus McLean all having made an impact in the last year. You can see they’re building something at Glasgow and it’s something I want to be involved in.
“I’m going to take this opportunity with both hands, and play as well as I can while at Glasgow.”
Head Coach Danny Wilson added: “Ewan is another exciting young Scottish talent that has been stepping up and impressed recently for Scotland, as well as previously for the U20s.
“We’re looking forward to welcoming him into our environment as we prepare for our next block of fixtures.”
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