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Grigg: Wilson played 'big role'

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Phone call from coach convinced Scotland centre to stay put

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Nick Grigg says his relationship with incoming Glasgow coach Danny Wilson was key to his decision to knock back moves away from Scotstoun.

The Scotland centre had penned a new two-year deal with Warriors after rejecting overtures from Wasps and La Rochelle.

The 27-year-old confirmed talks had taken place with his suitors but in the end he decided to stay put at a club he has already served for five years.

Wilson will take over from Dave Rennie at the end of the season and Grigg cannot wait to get started.

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The New Zealand-born midfielder – who has worked under Wilson with the national team – said: “I’m very excited about getting to stay on for another two years.

“Danny rang me up a few months ago and said he was keen for me to say. That’s exactly what you want to hear from the new coach coming in.

“I appreciated that and it made it an easy decision.

“Danny has played a big role in my decision. Obviously you want to get along with your head coach and I feel I have a good relationship with him.

“I know he used to coach at Cardiff and they had a really fast style of play, like we do here at Glasgow which is good. Personality-wise, I get on with in terms of sense of humour, so all those things came into it.

“There was rumours going around of other clubs being interested and there was communications with those clubs. Any player who comes off contract, there will be speculation on new offers.

“It was only a couple of chats between my agent and the clubs but nothing came of it.

“At the end of the day, staying with Glasgow was the right choice. They want me to be here, I want to stay.”

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