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Max Evans to leave as Graeme Morrison stays at Glasgow

Max Evans, Thomas Riley and Graeme Morrison
Evans and Morrison (far right) have been Warriors team-mates since 2007

Max Evans will leave Glasgow Warriors in the summer but fellow centre Graeme Morrison has committed himself to the club for a further two years.

Both players are Scotland internationals and joined Warriors from Glasgow Hawks, Morrison in 2003 and Evans four years later.

"Max has been a great servant to Glasgow and I wish him well for the future," said head coach Sean Lineen.

Lineen also described Morrison's new contract as "fantastic news".

By the end of Morrison's new deal, he will have spent a decade with the Warriors.

"It seems like only yesterday that I was getting my first game for Glasgow because it's all gone very quickly," said the 28-year-old.

"But I suppose that's the life of a rugby player - time flies when you're enjoying yourself.

"I believe in this team. We have a good young squad that are growing up together and I have a feeling that if the core of this squad can stay together and improve, we can do something special."

He's a real trustworthy guy and someone that everyone else looks up to. He gives 100% on the field every time

Sean Lineen on Graeme Morrison

Lineen said: "Loyalty is pretty hard to come by these days in professional rugby so it's great to have someone of the quality of Graeme committing to another two years.

"I've watched him grow year on year both in stature and the way he plays the game.

"He brings a lot to the club off the field as well.

"He's a real trustworthy guy and someone that everyone else looks up to. He gives 100% on the field every time."

Evans has played in Scotland's opening two Six Nations matches in recent weeks but injury has prevented Morrison from featuring in the defeats by France and Wales.

"Max has been another outstanding discovery for Glasgow and it is unfortunate that he is moving on at the end of the season," added Lineen.

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see also
Angry Lamont slams Scots players
14 Feb 11 |  Scottish
Six Nations doubts for Morrison
08 Jan 11 |  Glasgow
Evans brothers sign Glasgow deals
11 Mar 09 |  Glasgow
Morrison extends Glasgow contract
06 Feb 09 |  Glasgow

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