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Tom Ryder agrees loan switch to Glasgow Warriors

Tom Ryder has agreed a loan move to Glasgow Warriors
Ryder will add depth to the Warriors squad in the new season

Glasgow Warriors have signed Saracens lock Tom Ryder on a two-month loan.

The 25-year-old, who stands 6ft 5in, said he was relishing the prospect of making his bow for the Scottish club.

"I'm delighted to get the chance to be part of a fantastic squad and train in world-class facilities," Ryder said.

"I pride myself on being a physical and ball-carrying lock."

Warriors head coach Sean Lineen hailed the club's new signing.

"He's a very mobile, modern-day lock and is incredibly hungry. You can see his ambition when you speak to him and I applaud his attitude," Lineen added.

Ryder, who qualifies to play for Scotland through his father, has already started training with the Magners League club ahead of the new season.

"I'm looking forward to bringing my experience to Glasgow and helping them match and better their successes last season," he said.

"This is a great opportunity to not only play regular rugby and get some good quality Magners League matches under my belt, but also force my way back into the Saracens team on my return."

Saracens director of rugby Brendan Venter said: "When Glasgow contacted us about the possibility of Tom joining them on a short-term deal because of injury in their squad, we were happy to help.

"This is a good opportunity for Tom to get some regular game time and he will return to Saracens having played a number of competitive matches. It's a move that benefits all involved."



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