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Rory Clegg rejoining Glasgow Warriors from Oyonnax

Newcastle Falcons fly-half Rory Clegg in action in the Aviva Premiership
Image: Rory Clegg is heading back to Glasgow

Rory Clegg is rejoining Glasgow Warriors after five months in France with Oyonnax and will be available for Friday's sold-out match against Leinster at Scotstoun.

The fly-half, who acted as cover for the Warriors during the Rugby World Cup and impressed with 48 points in five appearances, has signed a deal until at least May 2017, subject to a medical.

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The 26-year-old joined Oyonnax in October and played five times in the Top 14 and European Rugby Champions Cup.

Speaking to Warriors' official website, Clegg said: "I am over the moon to be back in Glasgow. The style of play really suits me and I'm hopeful I can develop further now I'm back, because I enjoyed the few months I was here earlier in the season.

"I know most of the boys and the coaches, so that should really help me hit the ground running. It's great to secure a longer contract with the Warriors and I want to make the most of it. I really like the city, the way the team play and the boys are a great bunch of lads."

ROME, ITALY - FEBRUARY 27:  Finn Russell of Scotland looks for a pass during the RBS Six Nations match between Italy and Scotland at Stadio Olimpico on Feb
Image: Finn Russell is a doubt for Scotland's game against Ireland

With Duncan Weir and Peter Horne on duty for Scotland in Dublin this weekend - a match which Finn Russell misses as he continues undergoing concussion protocols, Glasgow moved to bring in Clegg in time for their PRO12 clash with Leinster.

Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend said: "It's great to have Rory back at the club. He had already agreed a one-year deal for next season, but with Finn Russell getting injured against France and both Duncan Weir and Peter Horne with Scotland, we're delighted to get him here early.

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Image: Duncan Weir (right) on international duty with Scotland this weekend

"He did very well during his time with us at the start of this season and we expect him to settle quickly and compete hard for the fly-half spot. His style of play fits very well with how we want to take the game to the opposition, and his kicking from hand and at goal is of a very high level. It will be great to work with him again."

Hanover-born Clegg, who has represented England Saxons and England U20s, previously had two stints with Newcastle Falcons where he made 50 appearances for the Aviva Premiership side.

Scotland's centre Peter Horne scores his team's first try   during a quarter final match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between Australia and Scotland
Image: Clegg called up early as cover for Peter Horne who is in Dublin with the national side

He had earlier played 55 times for Harlequins over four seasons and was part of the squad which won the Aviva Premiership title in 2012.

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