As GHA prepare for their first preseason fixture at home to Biggar this Saturday, a number of new faces will be making an appearance in the GHA squad whilst some have left for pastures new. All available players have been promised a run out this weekend as Gordon MacPherson looks at his options for the coming season and with several first XV players either on holiday or unavailable for the game, it will give others the chance to stake their claim for a starting slot for the league opener on August 25th.

The following is a list of some of the new players who have been present at preseason thus far and are expected to challenge for first team selection this season. A number of others have also come up from the U18s and schools’ teams and will hope to take their opportunity on Saturday.

Joining Us

New Players
Robbie Glen – Second Row (Garnock)

School/Junior Players with representative honours
Scott Gallagher – Prop (GHA U18)
Jack Plummridge – Scrum Half (GHA U18)
Brendan Barrett – Back Row (St. Aloysius, GHA U18)
James Malcolm – Prop/Hooker (Hutchesons’ GS, GHA U18)
Grant MacDonald – Second Row/Back Row (Hutchesons’ GS, Cambuslang)

Players Returning to the Club
Euan Smith – Second Row/Back Row (Time out from the game)
Tane Jericevich – Fly Half (Austin Blacks in Texas)
Patrick Hilley – Centre (Work in London)
Ryan Jenkins – Second Row (Work in Dubai)
David Stoddart – Number 8 (Long term injury)
Paul Harkins – Second Row/Back Row (Long term injury)
Geoff Warnock – Prop/Second Row (Study)

Leaving Us/Unavailable for start of season

Adam Barnett – Second Row (Hamilton)
Murray Houston – Scrum Half (University of North Carolina)
Jamie Pinder – Back Row (Injury)
Euan Angus MacLeod – Back Row (Injury)
Brandon Wamberg – Centre/Full Back (Whitecraigs)

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