Former Glasgow Warriors co-captain Callum Gibbins is looking forward to a new chapter in his career after signing for Washington-based Major League Rugby franchise Old Glory DC.
The New Zealander, who left Scotstoun at the end of the 2019/20 campaign after two seasons in Glasgow, will join Old Glory DC’s coaching staff as an assistant coach focused on forwards and defence, while also adding considerably on the pitch.
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“Having Callum join us is a major step for Old Glory,” said Andrew Douglas, the club’s Head Coach.
“He has been a premier player in the PRO14 for a few years now and has captained Glasgow Warriors through a successful period in their history. His experience with Super Rugby, Mitre10, and PRO14 will be valuable to the squad in 2021.”
The ex-Hurricanes man is excited to get started in the American capital.
“I’m excited to join Old Glory and help the club establish itself as a top club within the MLR as well as more globally,” said Gibbins. “I’m looking forward to being involved in rugby again and being part of a club that has so much potential with a genuine opportunity to create some history and win a championship.
“It’s a great opportunity to share the things I have learned throughout my career and, hopefully, I can help grow the players and the club. I am beyond grateful for this opportunity, and I can’t wait to get over there and meet everyone. I feel I still have a lot of rugby left in me and am looking forward to it being a regular part of my everyday life again.”
Douglas is also confident Gibbins will be able to make the transition into coaching.
“This will be his first coaching gig, but he has worked with some of the best coaches in the world such as Dave Rennie, who speaks very highly of Callum and his potential as a coach. From a personal point of view, it will be great having a fellow Kiwi alongside to bounce ideas off.”
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