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September 29, 2005

Glasgow sign Queensland prop

Posted by Editor on September 29, 2005 10:51 PM | 5 comments | Print | E-mail author

Glasgow have signed prop Lloyd Campbell-McBride
Glasgow have signed prop Lloyd Campbell McBride from Australia for a four-month assessment period.

The Queensland A prop plays his club rugby for Easts. The Daily Telegraph reports that Lloyd is expected to be registered for Heineken Cup duties.

Despite his name, Lloyd seems to be qualified for Wales but not Scotland, and arrived yesterday from Brisbane where he has been on the fringe of the Reds Super 12 side. "The opportunity arose. Did I want to go to Scotland, so why not? Give it a go," the 23-year-old said yesterday. "I just want to play as well as I can and learn a different style of rugby.

"The style of play is very different over here and is more focussed on forward play, which is great for me as I can play on both sides of the scrum although I prefer loosehead."

Warriors head coach Hugh Campbell said: "Lloyd's not only got strong set piece play but he's very dynamic and quick in the loose and that fits in well with the kind of rugby we're trying to play here at Glasgow."

Posted by Alan on September 30, 2005 12:23 AM | Reply to this comment

Wasn't Eddie signed on a three month "assessment" ..and he's yet to play for the pro team. What is happening there? is he assessed on his performance in the amateur game? When do we see him play?

Posted by A True Warrior on September 30, 2005 12:20 PM | Reply to this comment

Eddie supposedly has been playing really well for Ayr as for getting a game for Glasgow he's got one small problem both Mike Roberts and Rory Lamont have been finding their way to the try line very regularly this season, where as I don't think Eddie been running them in on a regular basis for Ayr.

Posted by Gordon on September 30, 2005 01:53 PM | Reply to this comment

I've watched Eddie play a few times. He looks the part when he gets the ball and his defence seems solid enough. Ayr are doing well and have a pretty good team this season. I just think - and I've heard others say the same - that Ayr need to get the ball to him a bit more often.

Posted by 4th grade pirate on September 30, 2005 04:10 PM | Reply to this comment

I am an a big eddie fan but this is about glasgows new signing and eddie has not played 3 months has he yet and he will have his chance but make welcome McBride a very good footballer to the shores with all that is happening with the Glasgow front row we need him. He has potential. Parksy for Scotland Captain. Good Luck tonight Glasgow play well.....

Posted by Sara Campbell-McBride on October 7, 2005 12:39 AM | Reply to this comment

Congratulations Lloydy, All of your hard work and persistance has finally presented you with an awesome opportunity. Everyone at home is thinking of you and wishing you the best of luck. Hope you have a great four months. Sara

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