Mar 21 2012 By Gordon Parks
GLASGOW WARRIORS have landed former All Black Angus Macdonald as they continue to bolster their ranks.
The Auckland-born back-row forward has agreed a two-year-deal.
Macdonald, 31, is the fourth major addition by Glasgow.
He said: “I’m excited by the opportunity to play for a club where there is a concerted effort to achieve success.
“Since this move became a possibility, I’ve been keeping a close eye on how the team have been performing in the RO12 and it’s clear they have a tremendous spirit and sense of purpose.
“They have every chance of making the play-offs and they’ve recruited and retained a good number of players so it’s a positive environment.
“The aim will be to use everything I’ve learned in the southern hemisphere to bring my own influence to the table.
“It’s a great challenge for me and one I can’t wait to get stuck into.”
Warriors head coach Sean Lineen insists Macdonald “absolutely fits the bill for a Glasgow player”.
He added: “Angus is a big, tough rawbone Kiwi who I’m convinced the fans and players will love.
“He meets the criteria – he’s hard working, uncompromising, honest and can play a bit.”
Meanwhile, Warriors are giving students the opportunity to celebrate the end of term by slashing the cost of student tickets for Friday’s clash with Aironi at Firhill to just £5.
The game against the Italian cracks (kick-off 7.35) is another vital test in the Warriors’ bid to reach the PRO12 play-offs.
With just five regular season matches to go, they are in the semi-finals and are calling on the city’s student population to back the bid at a 50 per cent saving on normal rates.
Students who wish to take advantage of the offer can book online at www.glasgowwarriors.org or over the phone on 0844 800 3490.