Johnny Matthews signs new deal with Glasgow Warriors

Johnny Matthews in sevens action
Johnny Matthews in sevens action

Glasgow Warriors have announced that Scotland international Johnny Matthews has penned a new contract with the Scottish regional club.

Having come through the ranks at Sedgley Park, the Liverpool-born hooker first linked up with the Warriors ahead of the 2019/20 season, his performances under Dave Rennie earning him a full-time contract for the 2020/21 campaign.

The 30-year-old played 60 appearances for the club scoring 34 tries and is fifth in the Glasgow Warriors all-time try-scoring list.

"“It was a very easy decision to renew, to be honest,” Matthews told

“It’s a great group to be a part of, both on and off the pitch, and I’m just delighted to be able to commit my future to the club.

“We try and play a brand of rugby that’s attacking and fits the tradition of Glasgow rugby, and everyone wants to be involved in a team like that during their careers. Franco and the coaches make it a really easy team to fit into, and you can see the hard work everyone puts in by the results we’ve been picking up over the season so far."

He became eligible to represent Scotland through his mother and made his Test debut during the 2023 World Cup game against Romania. He also had represented Scotland A and Scotland Club XV sides.

“Johnny is someone who, from day one, has fully bought into everything that we are looking to build at this club," said head coach Franco Smith.

“We firmly believe that good people make good rugby players, and Johnny embodies this; his work ethic and determination to be the best version of himself, as well as to drive standards in those around him, are attributes that both we as coaches and his team-mates value.

“He works hard to earn each opportunity and he contributes both on and off the field to our environment, and we look forward to continuing to aid his development for the next couple of seasons.”