New Warriors contract for Eddie

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A FORMER Belmont House school pupil has signed a two year extension with rugby giants Glasgow Warriors.

James Eddie, began his rugby career with GHA, or as they were then known, Clarkston, before progressing into the first XV.

The back-row forward will now be with the Rabo Direct PRO12 side till at least the end of May 2014.

This season, the flanker has been part of the touring Scotland 7s squad but the 26-year-old is looking forward to returning to the Warriors fold on a permanent basis.

“I’m thrilled to have been given the opportunity to play a full role in the Warriors squad over the coming two campaigns”, he said, “I love being part of the club and I’m massively excited about where it’s heading”.

Eddie has made 67 appearances for the Warriors since graduating to the senior squad from the academy in 2006.

Another former GHA star achieving success is current Glasgow Hawks winger, Rory Hughes.

The 19-year-old former King’s Park pupil has just been named in the Scotland under 20 squad for the RBS six nations.

Meanwhile, WHITECRAIGS made a dream return to competitive rugby after the winter layoff, with a 28-19 cup win against Hamilton Bulls.

Tries from Biel Farrel, Graeme Fisher, Ross Gillies and Hamish Hunter, as well as efficient kicking from the boot of Ryan Moffat helped Craigs knock their rivals out the Premier cup.

Craigs won’t be joined in the latter stages of the competition by GHA, who fell out the cup in December, when they lost 11-8 to Dumfries.

GHA will return to action at home to Greenock Wanderers on Saturday. Kick Off 2pm. Also in Premier three, Cartha will host Haddington, while Whitecraigs will kick off their Premier C campaign with a visit to Selkirk.