Aussie Frisby hopes to fly at Glasgow

Former Australia scrum-half Nick Frisby has joined Scottish side Glasgow Warriors replacing the departing Henry Pyrgos, who joined rivals Edinburgh

Former Australia international scrum-half Nick Frisby replaced the departing Henry Pyrgos at Scottish side Glasgow Warriors on Saturday.

The 25-year-old -- capped five times by the Wallabies since making his debut in 2016 -- played for French team Bordeaux Begles last season after falling out of favour at Super Rugby franchise Queensland Reds.

His two-year deal is dependent on obtaining a visa and passing a medical.

Scotland international Pyrgos moved to rivals Edinburgh on Friday on a one year contract ending eight years at the Warriors.

Frisby, who has a year remaining on his Reds contract, said the choice has been easy as he is a great admirer of Warriors head coach Dave Rennie, who guided the Chiefs to successive Super Rugby titles in 2012/13.

"I'm looking forward to getting over and ripping into pre-season with the boys," Frisby told the Warriors website.

"I've played against Dave Rennie's sides in Super Rugby and as soon as I heard he and Glasgow were interested it was a no-brainer.

"His Chiefs sides were always really exciting, and Glasgow are too and I think his style of play will suit my game really well."

Rennie said securing a player of Frisby's ability having lost Pyrgos was a boost for the squad.

"With Henry Pyrgos moving on it's great to replace him with an international half-back," Rennie told the club website.

"Nick has an outstanding skill set, he is quick and has a quality pass and kick.

"He's also incredibly versatile, while he's predominantly a nine the Reds sometimes played him at 10 and as a young player he played a lot at 15."

Former Australia scrum-half Nick Frisby has joined Scottish side Glasgow Warriors replacing the departing Henry Pyrgos, who joined rivals Edinburgh.