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Lions prop packs his bags and heads for Scotland

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Oct 25, 2021

Loosehead prop Nathan McBeth has become the latest South African to target a place in Scotland’s squad after signing for the Glasgow Warriors from the Lions.

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McBeth, 23, links up with his new team-mates at Scotstoun having made just 10 appearances for the Johannesburg-based franchise having made his debut in March 2019.

McBeth played for Scotland U20 during the 2018 U20 Six Nations, but represented South Africa at the Junior World Championship in the same year.

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Standing 6-foot-3 and weighing 118kg, McBeth faced his against future team-mates Zander Fagerson and Ali Price earlier this year when he started for the Lions against the touring British & Irish Lions.

McBeth is the latest in a long line of South African players to have caught the eye of Scottish teams – and the national team – with Sharks flank Dylan Richardson having recently received a first-call up for the November internationals.

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Speaking following the announcement, McBeth told the Glasgow Warriors website: “I’m very thankful for the opportunity to join the Warriors.

“It will be an honour to represent them for the next few years. I can’t wait to meet the team and start to train with them.

“It’s a dream come true for me. Glasgow has always stood out for me because of the exciting brand of rugby that they play and I’m very excited to become a part of that.”

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Glasgow Warriors head coach Danny Wilson welcomed McBeth’s signing, adding: “Nathan is a player we’ve had our eye on for some time.

“He’s a physical ball-carrier and a young man who is willing to learn and improve his own game.

“To be able to add a young, Scottish-qualified prop of his calibre is a real boost and we’re looking forward to seeing what he can do.”

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