British and Irish Lions prop Zander Fagerson has pledged his future to Glasgow Warriors, having put pen to paper on a long-term contract extension with Danny Wilson’s side.
The 25-year-old’s brand of physical carrying and prowess at the set-piece has seen him become an integral member of the pack for both club and country, establishing himself as one of the premier tight-heads in the northern hemisphere.
Fagerson’s contract extension sees him continue his journey with the club with whom he made his professional debut, having come off the bench in a 43-20 victory over Benetton in October 2014.
The tight-head enjoyed a breakout campaign in 2015/16, establishing himself in the Glasgow setup and claiming the Young Player of the Season prize at the club’s annual Awards Dinner.
Since then, the former High School of Dundee pupil has gone from strength to strength in Glasgow colours, including playing a key role in the club’s run to the 2019 Guinness PRO14 Final at Celtic Park.
His importance to Glasgow Warriors was further underlined in 2020, with his team-mates voting him as the Denholm Energy Services Players’ Player of the Year for the 2019/20 campaign.
Fagerson’s irrepressible form at club level saw him swiftly called into the senior Scotland setup, becoming the fourth youngest prop in his country’s history to be capped at senior level when making his debut against England at BT Murrayfield in 2016.
The tight-head wrote his name further into the Scottish rugby history books on the 2018 summer tour, becoming part of the 22nd pair of brothers to play for Scotland in the same Test when lining up alongside younger brother Matt against the USA.
His impressive form for both club and country was recognised by British and Irish Lions Head Coach Warren Gatland, who named him as one of three tight-heads in his 37-man squad for the 2021 tour to South Africa.