Warrior Centurion – Ryan Grant

Debut

v Leinster at Firhill. 3rd September 2010

100th game

v Treviso at Scotstoun. 27th November 2015

Tries

Eight

Trivia

Ryan is the only Warrior Centurion to tour with the British and Irish Lions.

He is also a member of a very rare group who have played for Glasgow, Edinburgh and the Border Reivers.

He’s started more games under head coach, Gregor Townsend than any other prop.

Escape to victory

Ryan arrived in Glasgow after following the well-worn path along the M8 from Edinburgh but little was expected from a man who had just 2 starts for the capital club. No-one seemed to have told the former soldier that this was case though and he quickly set about building his reputation. He became a cornerstone of the pack, featuring in 46 games in his first 2 seasons. His consistency of performance saw him called up to tour with Scotland and win his first cap in an Australian monsoon. Just over 12 months later he was back Down Under after a late call up to the Lions tour of Oz.

The Kirkcaldy native has entrenched himself as Glasgow’s first-choice loosehead prop despite a couple of injury affected seasons and has continued to feature regularly for Scotland. His recent try against Cardiff snapped a rare scoreless streak for the man who was top of the props in 2013/14. With potentially another 4 or 5 seasons ahead of him he could possibly challenge the Glasgow front row union’s all time leading scorer, Kevin Tkachuk and his record 14 tries (although a wise man might choose not to upset the hardcore Tkachukites among the Glasgow faithful!)

What to ask Ryan

How can I help protect the planet?

What not to ask Ryan

Is it true Glasgow thought they were signing Roddy Grant and they got you instead?

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