Adam Ashe signs on for two more years at the Warriors
Fringe Scotland back row Adam Ashe hopes his new two-year deal keeping him at Glasgow Warriors until 2021 can launch him further up Gregor Townend’s pecking order.
Ashe won the last of his six Test caps against Italy in a pre-2015 World Cup friendly in Turin. However, he was one of 22 forwards named in the Scotland squad on January 16 for this year’s Six Nations campaign and has returned to club duty this week hopeful his newly-penned extension at the Warriors can push him closer to a Test recall.
Glasgow travel to Cardiff on Saturday on PRIO14 duty and Ashe has his fingers crossed that a good performance there might edge him into the Scotland matchday 23 to face France in Paris the following weekend.
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“I’ll just try to state my intent in the game and try to do what I do best,” he told media in Scotland. “If I can do that, then I feel it’ll put me in a pretty solid position for getting a look in for the next Six Nations games.”
The 25-year-old has made 66 appearances and scored 13 tries for Glasgow since making a 2012 debut against Ospreys. This long-standing connection with the club influenced his decision to stay.
“It was an easy decision for me, I’ve been here for seven years now having come through the academy, Glasgow Warriors is my second home.
“We’re a club that has a lot of ambition and wants to grow and develop and really inspire the community around us and I’m really pleased to be staying here to be a part of it.”
Glasgow boss Dave Rennie was thrilled with back row’s renewed commitment top the Warriors. “We’ve been really impressed with Adam’s form this season. He’s a good man and we’re rapt that he’s staying put for another couple of years.
“He’s a great athlete, really dynamic and has all the attributes of a top back-row forward. He’s still a young man and we believe that his best years are still ahead of him.”
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I'm sure that I'd hate him if I didn't support the Hurricanes and All Blacks but as it is I love that man to death.Go to comments
The hard work and commitment may not have led to an AB jersey. There's a big queue in his position all fighting for the same thing. However it has led to a whole new set of experiences including travel, history, cultures he may never otherwise have been exposed to. And all of that while still being able to ply his trade he loves and get paid for it! How could anyone say anything other than "Go with my blessing! You deserve it."Go to comments