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Glasgow sign Nathan McBeth from Lions

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Nathan McBeth of the Lions charges forward during the Super Rugby match against the Crusaders (Photo by Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images)

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Glasgow have announced the signing of former Scotland Under-20s prop Nathan McBeth from United Rugby Championship rivals the Lions.

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The 23-year-old, who was born in South Africa and has also represented the Junior Boks, arrives at Scotstoun having made 10 appearances for the Johannesburg-based franchise.

Loosehead McBeth was also part of the Lions side who took on the British and Irish Lions in July – a match the tourists won 56-14.

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“I’m very thankful for the opportunity to join the Warriors,” McBeth told the club’s official website.

“It will be an honour to represent them for the next few years. I can’t wait to meet the team and start to train with them.

“It’s a dream come true for me. Glasgow has always stood out for me because of the exciting brand of rugby that they play and I’m very excited to become a part of that.”

Head coach Danny Wilson added: “Nathan is a player we’ve had our eye on for some time.

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“He’s a physical ball-carrier and a young man who is willing to learn and improve his own game.

“To be able to add a young, Scottish-qualified prop of his calibre is a real boost and we’re looking forward to seeing what he can do.”

The Warriors lie in sixth place in the United Rugby Championship after six rounds of action.

Following an opening round defeat against Ulster in Belfast, Wilson’s team recorded consecutive wins against South African visitors the Lions and the Sharks plus a 6-17 success in Parma against Zebre prior to suffering a 15-31 setback against table-topping Leinster on Friday evening.

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This leaves them nine points adrift of the Dublin-based multiple Heineken Cup winners who are now the URC’s only unbeaten team.

Glasgow’s Scottish rivals Edinburgh are in fourth place with 19 points as the competition takes a four-week break during the Autumn International Series.

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