USA international Greg Peterson joins Glasgow on short-term deal

Greg Peterson has played 32 times for Glasgow Warriors previously
Greg Peterson has played 32 times for Glasgow Warriors previously
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USA international Greg Peterson will make a return to Glasgow Warriors ahead of the 2023/24 season after signing a short-term contract.

The decision follows after JP du Preez is set to miss the rest of the season after undergoing a surgery on his knee while Riche Gray and Scott Cummings will be return from Scotland's World Cup duty.

The 32-year-old made his professional rugby debut with North Harbour in 2014 and moved to Leicester Tigers ahead of the 2014/15 season. He also featured for Bordeaux and Newcastle Falcons and now will be returning for his second stint with Glasgow having played for them 32 times previously between 2015 and 2018.

He also has played 39 Tests for USA having made his Test debut in 2014 and also was part of their 2015 and 2019 Rugby World Cup campaigns and represented Australia Under 20 side in the past.

“The opportunity to come back to Glasgow was an easy one,” said Peterson to the club's official website.

“Tess [wife] and I made a lot of lifelong friends during our first spell here and it’s a place and a club that hold a lot of fond memories for us, so the decision was pretty straightforward when I got asked to come back for the next couple of months.

“It all came about pretty quickly really! I’m thankful that it all got sorted out pretty quickly – the biggest obstacle was the multiple time zones we were dealing with! I was back in Australia and then over in Salt Lake City with the USA squad, but we got it over the line.

“I’m so excited to hear Scotstoun bouncing again – the place will be packed out for Family Day, which is one I’m already looking forward to, and Leinster is always a massive game. I can’t wait.”