AL KELLOCK, Glasgow’s captain when they won the then PRO12 in 2015, is to return to the Warriors next month as managing director. He will take over from Nathan Bombrys, who after ten years in the job is moving to a new post as Scottish Rugby’s head of international commercial developments.

“Glasgow Warriors has been a significant part of my life so far and I am incredibly honoured to have been asked to return as managing director,” said Kellock, 39, who since retiring from playing six years ago has worked for Scottish Rugby in commercial and ambassadorial roles. “We have an incredibly passionate group of supporters, active and strong partners, and an on- and off-field team who all want to drive the club forward, and I am excited about adding to that journey.

“It has been a challenging year for everyone: the role Glasgow Warriors will play as we return to normality will be very important. When we are able, I very much look forward to welcoming our fans back to Scotstoun to cheer the team on and also to when our players and staff can get back out engaging within the community.”

Bombrys played rugby in his native USA before moving to the UK, where he worked with Sale Sharks before joining the SRU in 2011, initially as head of the commercial department at Murrayfield. “Glasgow Warriors is such a special club,” he said. “I’ve been privileged to play my part over the past ten years, working with so many talented staff, coaches and players to see the club grow into one of the top clubs in Europe. “I want to see the club continue to grow from strength to strength. I am confident that in Al Kellock we have a new leader who will do just that and take the club to even greater heights.”