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Hawks Draft 2011-12

The following players have been drafted to Hawks for the upcoming season

Colin Shaw (ex Hawks)

Colin is a strong running full-back or wing who joined Glasgow from Hawks in 2005.

During the summer of 2010 Colin re-joined Glasgow as a full-time squad member after spending the previous season on a professional Scotland Sevens contract.

Sean Lineen believes that Colin is ready to fulfil his potential as a Warrior.

"Colin has been on the Glasgow scene for a while now," he said, "so I'm delighted to see he's now realising his undoubted ability.

"He's been one of our most consistent performers when he's played and I believe that the best is yet to come from Colin Shaw."

Colin was brought into the Warriors team during season 04/05 and had some impressive performances at full-back, which led to his professional contract.

Colin is a flexible player, who can switch from full-back to the wing and has represented Glasgow and Scotland at all age levels, including the 2002 world junior (under-19) championship in Italy and the 2003 Under-21 World Cup in England.

He played for the Scottish Districts under-21 team in the 49-14 win against New Zealand Youth at Stirling in November 2003 as well as adding to his international under-21 honours by playing in all six matches in the second half of the season.

Colin, who was born in Irvine and originally played for Ayr, then joined Glasgow Hawks where he was called-up to the Glasgow professional team.

Dave McCall

Dave McCall joined Glasgow Warriors on a training contract in the summer of 2009 and then a full-time two-year contact in 2010.

The former Edinburgh player has been playing club rugby with Heriot's.

He made three Celtic League appearances for Edinburgh in 2006-07, scoring one try.

He helped Heriot's to a Scottish Cup win in 2009 and also represented the Scotland club international team.

He began playing at Stewart's Melville and represented Scotland at age-group level.

Rob Dewey

Rob Dewey joined Glasgow Warriors on a three year contract from Magners League club Ulster in 2009.

Rob originally played for Edinburgh from 2005-2007 before accepting an offer to join Ulster. He played club rugby for Kirkcaldy and Heriot's.

In addition to his appearances for Scotland at Test level, Rob has represented the Scotland ‘A’ team, the Scotland 7s team as well as Scotland U18, U19 and U21.

The 6ft 2in, 17st centre was named Scotland’s MVP (most Valuable Player) at the 2008 Barclays Churchill Cup in North America having played in all three games on the tour. He found the score-sheet in the second pool match against Argentina en route to the final against England Saxons in Chicago.

Henry Pyrgos

Position

Scrum-half

Scotland U20 cap, scrum-half Henry Pyrgos joined Glasgow Warriors in 2010 on 2-year deal.

Of the 20-year-old English-born Loughborough University student, Sean Lineen said: "He's a clever nine and has a good break on him.

"Gary Mercer (Glasgow's defence coach) worked with him with the U20s and was really impressed.

"We had him up here a few months ago and we liked how he interacted with the squad. He fits the criteria for what we look for in a Warrior."

Duncan Weir( ex Hawks)

The former Cathkin High pupil joined up at Old Anniesland from Cambuslang where he was involved since primary school.

Glasgow coach Sean Lineen said of the stand-off: "We've been watching Duncan for a while now. He is a talented youngster with an outstanding kicking game. I really like his attitude and I'm looking forward to working with him."

Duncan represented Scotland in the IRB Sevens series in 2010 and has played for Scotland U17 and U19s.

He is studying an HND in Sports Coaching with Development of Sport at Cumbernauld College.

For much of season 2008/2009, Duncan was was sidelined with a serious injury to his anterior cruciate ligament. But the young stand-off battled back to fitness.

He explained: “I had to be patient, but I suppose I am a fairly down-to-earth person and that setback just made me more determined to enjoy rugby when I returned to the fold.

“I have also been fortunate that so many folk have done their best to help me, such as Scott Forrest [Scotland’s international sevens captain], who worked with me at Cambuslang, and Peter [Wright], who has given me my opportunity at Hawks and has encouraged me to play my natural game.

“When you grow up in Glasgow, you get used to kicking a ball around, and trying different tricks with it and, for me, the shape of the ball doesn’t really matter. If you get comfortable with it and keep practicing, it gives you the confidence to try things and Peter always tells us to trust our instincts. And it’s going fine so far.”

Richie Gray (ex Hawks)

At 6ft 8in Richie was formerly with Glasgow Hawks but then moved to Stirling County before signing pro terms with Glasgow Warriors at the start of the 2008/09 season.

On signing his new two year contract, Richie said: “I’m Glasgow born-and-bred and have watched the Warriors since I was a little boy. It’s been an ambition of mine to be involved with the club for a long time so I’m delighted to have extended my contract.

“I feel Glasgow have the ability to win the Magners League and do well in the Heineken Cup in the coming years and I want to be part of the team that sees Glasgow flourish.”

Warriors head coach, Sean Lineen, added: “His attitude is outstanding and the guy is going to be a real star and I’m glad he’s going to achieve that with Glasgow.

“He’s a real talent, and with the way Glasgow are going at the moment, it’s fantastic to have young, hungry players who just want to play rugby.”

Glasgow Chief Executive, Kenny Baillie said: “Richie has come up through the age-grade system in the area and it’s great to see him play for Glasgow at the highest level.

“It’s a great boost to everyone associated with the Warriors that he’s committed his future to the club at such an exciting time.”

John Barclay 

John was signed as an apprentice by Glasgow Warriors at the age of 17 in summer 2004, and in October that year, less than a month after his 18th birthday, he was included in the extended squad for Scotland’s autumn Tests.

That was even before he had made his Glasgow debut, which followed in November that year, when he made a replacement appearance in the victory against Borders.

It was only two days too late for him to claim the record of the youngest player to appear in a Celtic League match.

He spent season 2005-06 as a member of the Scottish Institute of Sport and an apprentice for Glasgow Warriors, playing in 17 matches, starting in all six of Warriors’ Heineken Cup pool matches.

He made a considerable impact playing in the back-row for Scotland under-18 in the 2004 Four Home Unions' tournament, and he played for Scottish Thistles on the European seven-a-side circuit tournament in Budapest in 2003.

John played in all five of Scotland’s matches in the 2005 IRB Under 19 World Championship in Durban, South Africa, captaining the team in the opening game against England and scoring the vital try in the win against Romania.

His under-21 international debut was in Falkirk against France, and a week later he played against the Welsh at Newport. Because of injury early in that game he missed the Falkirk match against England, but he returned to play in the away wins against Ireland and Italy.

He then played in all five matches in the under-21 world championship in France, scoring a try against Georgia.

John helped Dollar Academy to an impressive 27-14 win against Dundee High School in the Bell Lawrie White Scottish Schools Cup final at Murrayfield in 2004.

John has been awarded several accolades including the Macphail Rugby Scholarship and the Daily Record Sporting Heroes of the Future.

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