Glasgow Warriors have announced Scotland international Sean Lamont will join his brother Rory at the club next season after signing a deal with Sean Linnen’s side.
The 60-time capped player will rejoin the club he played for between 2003 and 2005 after seeing out the rest of this season with Llanelli.
Perth-born Lamont left the club for Northampton Saints but has decided to return north on a contract until 2015.
He told Glasgow’s official website: “I’m delighted to be coming back to the Warriors. They’re a fantastic club with a great team environment, a hugely talented squad and a very clear idea of where they want to go in the coming years.
“I’ve heard all about the plans to keep developing Glasgow on and off the field, and can’t wait to have a look around Scotstoun Stadium, where we’ll be playing our games as of next year.
“The club have clearly come a long way since I was last involved, and I’m thrilled at the prospect of playing my part in helping them write the next few chapters in the story.
“It will also be fantastic to be back at the same club as Rory. We both took huge pride in wearing that Glasgow jersey a few years ago, and it will be something really special to be pulling it on together once again.
“I’m pleased to have my future sorted out in such a positive fashion, but for now it’s about putting the move to one side and giving my all for Scarlets during the rest of the campaign. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed playing for the club, and they’ve been great to me and my family.”
Head coach Sean Lineen was delighted to secure the centre’s signature.
He said: “I’m massively excited to have brought Sean back on board. He’s a real tough competitor who knows his way round the RaboDirect PRO12 and Heineken Cup, and offers great positional versatility to boot.
“He’s always kept Glasgow close to his heart, and that passion will be a fantastic asset for us when allied to his obvious playing and try-scoring ability.
“With David Lemi and Rory Lamont also having joined, we’ve now signed three fine international players in the last month. It’s a real statement of intent from the club and Scottish Rugby, and it’s now up to us as a squad and coaching staff to make the most of the tools we’re being given.”
Mark Dodson, Scottish Rugby chief executive, said Lamont’s signing was another positive move for the sport.
He added: “This is another very encouraging piece of news for the Warriors and Scottish Rugby in general. Sean is an important part of the national team set-up who will be a real asset for Glasgow going forward.
“The Warriors have performed well so far this season, and we’re delighted to support their efforts to keep improving.”
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