Glasgow Warriors name Ryan Wilson as captain for upcoming season

Ryan Wilson, with ball in hand, has been named Glasgow Warriors' new captain
Ryan Wilson, with ball in hand, has been named Glasgow Warriors' new captain

Glasgow Warriors head coach Dave Rennie has confirmed flanker Ryan Wilson has the captain of the Pro 14 club ahead of the new season.

The Scotland international made his debut for Glasgow in 2010 and has racked up over 100 appearances since then. The former Scotland Under 20 international has been a key component of Scotstoun outfit and will take over the role that was shared by Henry Pyrgos and Jonny Gray in the previous season.

"It's a huge honour for me," said Wilson.

"This club has been a big part of my life, and my family's life, since I moved here.

"I've captained the club on a number of occasions but to be named club captain means a lot to me.

"I'm looking forward to working with Dave Rennie and the coaching team and I can't wait for the new season to begin."

Meanwhile, Rennie, who has switched from Chiefs to Glasgow ahead of the new season believes Wilson has the perfect attributes to inspire the side.

"I've met Ryan two or three times over the last year and I've watched him train and I've watched him operate within the group and I believe he's an excellent choice," said the New Zealander.

"He was part of the leadership group last season and even in my short time here so far he speaks really well and is demanding.

"Ryan has a real ability to challenge others, but also put an arm around those who need it and I think that is a really rare quality.

"We'll still have a strong leadership group supporting Ryan and the guys who captained last season will both have a big part to play from a leadership point of view."