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April 07, 2024

"Dream come true" for Duncan Munn

Posted by Editor on April 7, 2024 08:21 PM | No comments | Print | E-mail author

Duncan Munn made his debut against Cardiff to become Warrior numer 360
Glasgow's latest Warrior, Duncan Munn, says it was a "dream come true" to make his debut for the club he supported as a young boy.

The former Loch Lomond player made his competitive debut in Glasgow's comeback win over Cardiff at Scotstoun last month.

Speaking to The Lennox Herald, Duncan said: "I was chuffed to get on and knew what I had to do. I had messages to give to the other players. I wasn't focused on the crowd or anything else.

"I have been supporting the club since I was a child, so it was pretty cool to go from that to pulling on the jersey for the first time.

"It's pretty crazy and wasn't something I would've ever imagined or expected when I was going to games years ago as a fan.

"All the centres and the backs have been a massive help to me since the first day I came in. They called me over to join in with the passing exercises they were doing.

"During the week the more experienced players like Stafford (McDowall), TJ (Tom Jordan) and Josh McKay all said to just ask them if I had any questions, or just to speak to them in the warmup. I really appreciated that.

"It was nerve-wracking making your debut for your childhood club, but the guys have been really good. Especially leading up to my debut. We've got a really tight group."

Proud parents John and Angela watched from the packed stand at Scotstoun.

Angela told the Lennox Herald: "It was such a tight game and we weren't sure if he'd get a chance.

"A few times he got his jacket off, but then the play was carrying on so he'd have to put it back on again because he was freezing.

"Then there was a knock-on and we saw him getting the nod.

"It was a very exciting and proud moment, and we saw him getting a great big cheer from the crowd.

"The Warriors crowd are very supportive of young players developing and players getting their debut. They are a very positive crowd.

"And they really want to see the young players coming through do well. His number was announced as Warrior number 360 and he got a great big cheer. Which was lovely for us to all hear."

Whilst John added: "He's an inspiration. A lot of the younger people know Duncan; the kids. And he spends a lot of time with them.

"That's the sort of role model you want in sport, someone who is willing to spend a bit of time to encourage kids to go along and take part."

Duncan, who made his second Glasgow appearance in the win at Scarlets, added: "It was short but sweet. I was only on for a minute or so and was able to get involved a bit.

"But it makes you hungry to continue working and hopefully represent the club a few more times.

"There are quality centres in the squad who are really good to learn from. Now I'll be ready and make sure I'm prepared to take the opportunity if I'm given it.

"I'll keep on working hard in training and see if I can get back on the pitch a few more times."