Tackle-machine Gray pens Glasgow extension

Jonny Gray will look to keep up his outstanding successful tackle ratio for Glasgow Warriors after signing a new two-year contract with the Pro14 side.

The Scotland lock had been linked with a move south of the border to Bristol, but he put an end to that speculation by penning a deal that runs until May 2020.

Gray has made 79 appearances for Glasgow since making his debut in 2012, while also establishing himself as part of the national team - winning 38 caps.

It is no surprise Glasgow were keen to tie him down to a new deal, Gray having successfully made 1403 of his 1433 attempted tackles in all competitions for club and country, a completion rate of 98 per cent.

"This club is very special to me," Gray told Warriors TV. "It's where I'm from, my family and my friends are here and it's a city and a club that I love and I care about a lot.

"I'm very happy to be here and I'm proud to represent this city.

"With the new coaches coming in it has been a very exciting time. Glasgow are a really ambitious club and have been for a few years and I'm delighted to be a part of it. 

"When you run out at Scotstoun you represent more than yourself, you represent your club and your city. The supporters follow us all over and we all want to make them proud.

"There are huge benefits of staying in Scotland and I really appreciate the support from Scottish Rugby in helping me stay with the Warriors for another two years."

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