Glasgow Warriors

 

Established: 1996

Greatest Team Achievement: Glasgow became the first Scottish team to win the GUINNESS PRO12, lifting the trophy in May 2015 against Munster, winning 31-13.

 

Glasgow Warriors are the pride of Glasgow and the only major professional sports team who represent the whole of Glasgow and the west of Scotland.

The club has a steep history stretching back to 1872 when Glasgow took on Edinburgh in an inter-district match.

Glasgow Win Guiness PRO12

Now, the Warriors compete on two of the biggest stages in world club rugby, the GUINNESS PRO12 and European Rugby Champions Cup.

Alongside a host of Scotland internationals including Stuart Hogg, Finn Russell and Jonny Gray, the Warriors ranks have been boosted in recent times with world-class international signings, such as Josh Strauss and Simone Favaro.

The Warriors are led on the field by Jonny Gray, who took the reigns from Al Kellock after he led the club for nine seasons.

On the sidelines there is an experienced coaching staff, headed up by Scottish rugby legend Gregor Townsend. He is assisted by Matt Taylor, Dan McFarland and Kenny Murray.

From season 2012/13, the club started playing home matches at Scotstoun Stadium, in partnership with Glasgow City Council and Glasgow Life. Prior to that Scotstoun was already the club’s training and administrative base.

Since the move, Glasgow’s reputation has grown with the crowds now getting attendances of 6,800 for matches.

In season 2015/16, the club had 5,500 season ticket holders.