Hamish Bain leaves France to join the Glasgow Warriors

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Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 5:25 p.m.

Updated Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 7:49 p.m.
Hamish Bain is delighted to join Warriors.
Scottish under-20 striker Hamish Bain has completed his transfer from Nicois Stadium to Glasgow. The 22-year-old lock in the photo spent two seasons learning his trade in the French lower leagues as part of a performance partnership with Scottish Rugby, accumulating 37 appearances for Nicois and scoring three tries.

Now the second Edinburgh-born rower is eager to return to Scotland after agreeing to join new Warriors coach Danny Wilson.

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Bain, part of the Scottish team that finished fifth at the 2017 World Under-20 Championship, told the club’s website: “It’s exciting to be back in Scotland and have the chance to play in home rugby.

“I spoke to Danny and I was really impressed with what he has to say about the club’s culture and his vision of the Warriors. I look forward to representing Glasgow. They are very strong and grow up watching Edinburgh and Glasgow, it is a kind of dream come true to have the chance to play professional rugby for them. I am honored to have the chance to compete for the jersey.

“I enjoyed my stay at Stade Nicois and it was really good for my match. ”

Bain joins a list of second-tier options at Warriors which also includes former European player of the season Leone Nakarawa, Scottish internationals Scott Cummings and Richie Gray and the recently renewed Kiran McDonald.

Wilson said, “We are looking forward to welcoming Hamish to the team. He’s a fat young athlete with good line defense and a rugby brain.

“He went through the Scottish system and is greatly appreciated by John Dalziel, who trained him in Scotland for the under 20s.

“Stade Nicois is evolving in a very physical league which will undoubtedly have contributed to its development and when it joins us, it will have the chance to continue this development and learn from world class locks like Leone Nakarawa, Richie Gray and Scott Cummings. “

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