Glasgow Warriors sign Sam Johnson and Greg Peterson for next season
Last Updated: 28/04/15 4:50pm
Glasgow Warriors have confirmed the signing of Australian Sam Johnson and US international Greg Peterson for next season.
Queensland Reds back Johnson and Leicester lock Peterson have both agreed two-year contracts with the Guinness PRO12 leaders.
Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend said: "Both Sam and Greg will be great additions to our squad next season and we're looking forward to them joining us.
"Sam has played very well since his return from rugby league. He has been a regular for the Reds back-up side this season and his impressive performances have seen him break into the first team.
"He is a strong running ball carrier that can cover both centre positions and we believe that he will continue to improve within our environment.
"Greg has picked up some great experience already in his rugby career and played well for the USA in the November Tests. He is determined to make the most of his opportunity with us.
"He has a real physical presence and hits hard in the tackle. He will give us something different and add to the competition for places in the second-row."
Utility back Johnson, 21, said: "I'm excited about working with the coaches at Glasgow and I've heard a lot of good things about the club and the city.
"Glasgow play free flowing rugby and I really like the way they attack, which is a bit different to typical European teams and defensively their structure is second to none.
"I've been watching the European Rugby Champions Cup this season and I'm looking forward to having the opportunity to test myself at that level against some of the best teams in the world."
Peterson, a 24-year-old lock, added: "Gregor has given me the opportunity to join Glasgow and I believe I can help the team progress further.
"I've learnt a lot at Leicester about northern hemisphere rugby and I've loved my time there. I've always given 100 per cent and I'll do the same for Glasgow.
"I like the style of rugby Glasgow play and everybody works hard for each other, which is how I think the game should be played.
"Talking to Gregor about the values of the team and the way the team plays almost feels like a perfect fit, so when I get up there I'll grab the opportunity with both hands and show the supporters the kind of player I am."