Kyle Steyn appointed Glasgow Warriors captain for 2022/23 season

Kyle Steyn has made 49 appearances for Glasgow scoring 13 tries
Kyle Steyn has made 49 appearances for Glasgow scoring 13 tries
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Scotland international Kyle Steyn has been appointed the captain of the Glasgow Warriors ahead of the upcoming 2022/23 season.

Born in Johannesburg, the 28-year-old made his professional rugby debut with South African club Griquas in 2017 before heading to Glasgow Warriors in February 2019. Since then has gone on to make 49 appearances for the Scottish regional club scoring 13 tries in the process.

“It’s a massive honour for me, and something that I find incredibly humbling,” Steyn told

“I love this club, so when Franco asked me to take on the role of captain I was both shocked and grateful. We’re going in an exciting direction as a group, and it’s huge privilege for me and my family.

“Franco sat me down just before training and asked how my wedding went, first of all! He then explained his thinking, and then asked me if I’d like to be captain. Ryan [Wilson] and Fras [Fraser Brown] both came up to me as soon as they’d heard and said congratulations, and said we’d grab a beer later on. They’ve been great as captains and I can’t thank them enough."

Capped five times by Scotland to date, he made history on his first start for his country by crossing for four tries in a 60-14 win over Tonga at BT Murrayfield, becoming the first men’s player since Gavin Hastings in 1995 to achieve the feat and the first to do so at the home of Scottish rugby.

He also becomes the 11th player to take the captaincy of Glasgow Warriors taking over the role from co-captains Ryan Wilson and Fraser Brown.

“Being involved off the pitch with the cultural side of things as much as I can be really helps me understand the gravity of this club and what it means to everyone associated with it. I’m excited to take that mantle on.

“First and foremost, we want to be a team that plays in a style that reflects the city that we represent. We want to be inspired by our city and to fight for everything like our city and the people that live here have done throughout history.

“On the field, the goal is to win the URC. That might sound ridiculous to some, but that’s the kind of tone that we need. We know it’s not going to be an easy road to get there, but I truly believe that this group of players is capable of doing something special.”