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Glasgow move for Sale Sharks' Scotland prospect Ashman

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Scotland's Ewan Ashman scores a try during the Autumn Nations Series match between Scotland and Australia (Photo by Paul Devlin/SNS Group via Getty Images)

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New Scotland cap Ewan Ashman has joined Glasgow Warriors on loan from Sale Sharks until the end of the season.

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The 21-year-old hooker scored a try on his international debut against Australia earlier this month and has now moved to Scotstoun as Warriors prepare to resume their United Rugby Championship campaign this weekend.

Ashman, who was born in Toronto but qualifies for Scotland through his Edinburgh-born father, told Glasgow’s website: “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 exciting, 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.”

Ashman has made 12 appearances in a Sale jersey since his debut last year.

Warriors 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 under-20s.

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“We’re looking forward to welcoming him into our environment as we prepare for our next block of fixtures.”

Ashman has represented his country at U16, U18 and U20 level prior to his senior bow. The hooker possesses an eye for the try-line, touching down 11 times in his 15 appearances for the U20s and finishing as joint top try-scorer at the 2019 World Rugby U20 Championship in Argentina.

He initially came through the ranks at Sandbach RFC, with former Warrior and current Sale and Scotland winger Byron McGuigan amongst the coaching team at the Cheshire club at the time.

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