Scotland lock stays with Warriors

Thu, 13 Dec 2012 18:37
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Scotland lock Tom Ryder has signed a new deal with Glasgow Warriors, which will keep him at Scotstoun until at least May 2015.

Glasgow Warriors have been given a major lift ahead of this weekend’s European Cup clash away at Castres with news that Scotland lock Tom Ryder has signed a new deal, which keeps him at Scotstoun until at least May 2015.

The 27-year-old former Saracens lock initially joined the Warriors on loan in August 2010 but, having impressed during that short spell, returned north full-time in February 2011.

One of the most consistent performers in the engine room of the pack, he has since appeared for the Warriors more than 50 times and has appeared in all but one match this season for Gregor Townsend’s side. In season 2011/12, he was named in the Pro12 Dream Team.

Ryder said: “I’m delighted to have signed this contract extension and get to play my part in the buzz that’s happening around the Warriors.

“This is a tight knit group and one that is very focused on the goals of the club and the targets that have been set.

“There’s some stiff competition here to get in the squad, with Tim [Swinson] and captain Al Kellock, but that just drives us on to get better as players.

“For me that’s a big part of staying here, developing further as a player and helping the team succeed. This was an easy decision for me to make both professionally and personally.”

Ryder played for the Sarries 96 times in total and represented England at every age grade up to Under-21. He qualifies to play for Scotland, however, through his Glasgwegian father Paul and made his Scotland A debut in 2010.

He was called up to Scotland’s full squad for the first two games of the 2012 Six Nations but made his debut during the June tour of the South Seas. His debut lasted just 100 seconds as Scotland defeated Fiji, then he made his second Scotland appearance against Samoa on the same tour.

Ryder continued: “Staying in Glasgow and playing with the Warriors is the best place for me to develop as a player as well as pushing for more international honours.”

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FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Fri, 15 December 2017
Ulster v Harlequins 19h45 Kingspan Stadium
Sat, 16 December 2017
Treviso v Scarlets 13h00 Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Montpellier v Glasgow Warriors 13h00 Altrad Stadium
Leinster v Exeter Chiefs 15h15 Aviva Stadium
Racing Metro v Castres 15h15 Stade Yves-du-Manoir
Bath v Toulon 17h30 Recreation Ground
Sun, 17 December 2017
Wasps v La Rochelle 13h00 Ricoh Arena
Clermont Auvergne v Saracens 15h15 Stade Marcel-Michelin
Ospreys v Northampton Saints 15h15 Liberty Stadium
Leicester Tigers v Munster 17h30 Welford Road
Fri, 22 December 2017
Wasps v Gloucester 22h00 Ricoh Arena
Newcastle Falcons v Harlequins 22h00 Kingston Park
Northampton Saints v Exeter Chiefs 22h00 Franklin's Gardens
Leicester Tigers v Saracens 22h00 Welford Road
Worcester Warriors v Leicester Tigers 22h00 Sixways
Sale Sharks v Bath 22h00 AJ Bell Stadium
RESULT SCORE
Mon, 11 December 2017
Saracens v Clermont Auvergne 14 | 46
Sun, 10 December 2017
Exeter Chiefs v Leinster 8 | 18
Harlequins v Ulster 5 | 17
La Rochelle v Wasps 49 | 29
Sat, 09 December 2017
Munster v Leicester Tigers 33 | 10
Castres v Racing Metro 16 | 13
Northampton Saints v Ospreys 32 | 43
Toulon v Bath 24 | 20
Scarlets v Treviso 33 | 28
Fri, 08 December 2017
Glasgow Warriors v Montpellier 22 | 29
Sun, 03 December 2017
Harlequins v Saracens 20 | 19
Sat, 02 December 2017
Cheetahs v Scarlets 28 | 21
Munster v Ospreys 36 | 10
Wasps v Leicester Tigers 32 | 25
Treviso v Leinster 10 | 36
PRO14
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Pool A
Team P W D L Pts
Glasgow Warriors 10 10 0 0 48
Munster 10 7 0 3 36
Cheetahs 10 6 0 4 29
Cardiff Blues 10 4 0 6 19
Connacht 10 3 0 7 18
Zebre 10 3 0 7 16
Ospreys 10 2 0 8 11
Pool B
Team P W D L Pts
Scarlets 10 8 0 2 40
Leinster 10 8 0 2 37
Ulster 10 7 1 2 35
Edinburgh 10 6 0 4 28
Treviso 10 3 0 7 15
Dragons 10 2 1 7 13
Kings 10 0 0 10 4