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October 31, 2019

Extended break for Jonny Gray

Posted by Editor on October 31, 2019 08:42 PM | No comments | Print | E-mail author

Jonny Gray is getting a six week break
Glasgow Head Coach Dave Rennie says Jonny Gray is to have an extended rest after his World Cup exertions.

The second-row will miss the opening two rounds of Heineken Champions Cup pool matches against Sale Sharks on 16 November and Exeter Chiefs on 23 November.

The decision has been made to manage the 25-year-old's workload in order to keep him as fresh and fit as possible throughout a busy 14-month period which started with the build-up to the World Cup, will carry on through the Six Nations and then on to Scotland's summer tour of South Africa and New Zealand next July.

A number of internationals return for the visit of Southern Kings on Friday and Sam Johnson, Tommy Seymour, Scott Cummings, Fraser Brown and Ryan Wilson will be back in training full-time next week

However, Gray is getting a six week break due to the "cumulative" wear and tear on the second row in the last year.

"He did not play a lot of footie before the World Cup because of injury but he has played a lot for us and long term, from a Scottish perspective with the Six Nations and a pretty challenging summer tour, he is being managed for a little longer," said Rennie.

"He will have six weeks out and I anticipate him being back in time to face Leinster prior to Europe round three (on November 30)."

Another of the World Cup contingent, Ali Price, is recovering from his foot injury sustained in Japan and could come into the reckoning for the first European Champion's Cup game against Sale in a fortnight.