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May 14, 2008

Scott Barrow joins Leeds

Posted by Editor on May 14, 2008 01:57 PM | 5 comments | Print | E-mail author

Scott Barrow has joined Leeds Carnegie
Glasgow centre Scott Barrow has joined Leeds Carnegie on a two-year contract.

A popular figure with Warriors fans, Scott joined Glasgow in 2004 and was this week named in the Scotland A squad for the Churchill Cup in North America this summer.

Commenting on his move Scott said, "I played a few seasons in National One before I moved to Scotland so I know what it takes in that division. I am looking forward to playing week to week, it can be a bit stop start with the Magners League but I am looking forward to the challenge of moving down to England again.

"I know Leigh Hinton and Richard Welding from my Orrell days and I spoke to them before signing for Leeds Carnegie. They spoke very highly of the facilities and the set up at the club so that was a big motivator for me to join the club.

"Hopefully I can add my experience to the backline. I saw Leeds Carnegie a few times last year and the pack looked good so hopefully I can add leadership to the backline.

"The announcement that Stuart Lancaster is leaving to join the RFU has not affected my decision, I am still really excited to be joining the club. I am involved with the Scotland A squad this summer and then I will move back down to England. I am looking forward to being closer to home in St Helens and I feel the timing is right for me to come back to England after four good years in Scotland," added Scott.

glasgowwarriors.com will be publishing an interview with Scott over the next couple of days.

Posted by ballinj on May 14, 2008 05:24 PM | Reply to this comment

WOW - that is a bit of a blow. Thought Scott was excellent and took a lot of the pressure off of Dan when he played. Shame he didn't play as much as I would of liked due to injuries.

Interesting to see who Glasgow bring in as centres are still a problem area for Glasgow and not much cover.

Good luck to Scott

Posted by Envy on May 14, 2008 07:24 PM | Reply to this comment

This is tragic. Scott more than any midfielder this year has changed games for us. He has the best all round skills of any centre in the team and we let him go?

One of Lineen's more bizarre mistakes in not giving him more game time when the midfield continued to let the club down time and again. No doubt his lack of popularity amongst the personal fan clubs in the crowds hurt his chances.

It is nothing short of ridiculous that we let a player of his standard go to a lesser team than ours.

Posted by Phall on May 15, 2008 10:30 AM | Reply to this comment

In what sense are Leeds a "lesser" team then ours? I don't think we "let him go", we don't have the money to compete with most English sides.

They draw bigger crowds when getting relegated than we do in one of our most succesful seasons. We access the H-Cup not on merit but because we are guaranteed two plkaces for a few years.

Scott Barrow will be missed but it says a lot that Leeds will almost certainly be able to offer more money in National league One than we can.

Good luck to Scott.

Posted by mediumsizedal on May 14, 2008 09:19 PM | Reply to this comment

Didn't see this one coming-Scott is a class act & always made an impact. Over the years he has dug Glasgow out of a few holes. Good defence & often made the half breaks-he will be missed. We don't know the reasons for his going-maybe he wasn't offered a contract or maybe he just wanted to move back down South. Don't know about bringing in new centre(s)-we have Morrison, Henderson, Evans, Gibson & O'Hare who have all played in the centre. Still, at least he gets some recognition by going with the A squad. Best of luck Scott.

Posted by royc on May 17, 2008 08:55 AM | Reply to this comment

It is a pity to lose him, you need a skilful player at 12 rather than a crash-ball merchant. The problem is that Sean has ended up with 5 inside centres in the squad and only one real outside centre. Morrison, Henderson, Gibson, Barrow and Hefin are all 12s. Max is the only real 13, with the necessary acceleration, speed and running angles, but he's largely been stuck out on the wing until the last couple of games, as the current preference seems to be for big centres rather than skilful ones.

Given you'd normally have 4 centres in a squad of 36, there were bound to be some changes. On form, it would be Max +1 at O/C and Morrison and Barrow at I/C. Leeds' gain is Glasgow's loss.

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