Elliot joins the Accies

Elliott McLaren and Head coach Ewan Smith
Elliott McLaren and Head coach Ewan Smith

Prop Elliott McLaren has joined Glasgow Accies as player coach.

McLaren earned a number of caps for the Scottish club international XV during a career which saw him appear in Premier One for both West of Scotland and Biggar.

At Old Anniesland, Hawks have also secured an addition to their front row, Steven Findlay, who was voted Premier Three player of the season last year while playing for Dalziel.

However, the club will have to go without stand off Mike Adamson — a Scotland sevens international — as he has left to join London Scottish.

Flanker Andy Hill has left the club to join Hamilton in Premier two.

The 25-year-old spent one season with the Hawks since moving from Dalziel last year.

Ian Boyer has also left for pastures new. The winger has signed for French club RC Massy Essonne for the coming season.

Meanwhile, former Glasgow Warriors fan favourite Bernardo Stortoni has signed for Sociedad Sportiva in Argentina — a club he last played for 12-years-ago.