Scott Cummings has signed a new contract extension with Glasgow Warriors until the summer of 2026. 

He joins fellow forwards Jamie Bhatti and Johnny Matthews in committing his immediate future to the United Rugby Championship side. 

The 27-year-old second-rower initially progressed through the senior academy before making his professional debut for the Scotstoun club in the opening match of the 2015/16 season. 

Cummings, who plays as a lock, signed his first senior contract in the summer of 2016 and earned his 100th appearance in April of last year, while he has also been part of the squads that led the club to the 2019 Guinness Pro14 and 2023 Challenge Cup final. 

He caught the attention of Scotland Head Coach Gregor Townsend, who handed him his national debut in a 2019 World Cup warm-up against France. 

Since then, Cummings has been awarded 33 caps for Scotland, appearing in all eight matches during both the 2019 and 2023 World Cup tournaments. 

On putting pen to paper on a new deal, Cummings said: “Representing this club means a lot to me. 

“It’s the club I’ve been a supporter of ever since I was a boy, so every chance I get to represent this team is special.

“It’s a great group to be a part of right now. We’ve got a great group of guys that train hard together and work towards putting good performances out on the weekend. 

“There’s huge competition for places within the squad and a number of great young players breaking into the team now as well, which is pushing us all on to represent the team the best we can.

“Our ambition as a club is to win silverware. Getting to experience the [Guinness PRO14] final at Celtic Park in 2019 and then the [Challenge Cup] final in Dublin last year confirmed that those are the games that we want to be involved in, the big matches at the end of each season. We want to push on, take that next step and give everything for this club.”

Head Coach Franco Smith added his thoughts on securing the services of the experienced lock for at least the next two years. 

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He said: “To be a great team we must first have a great squad, and we are extremely pleased to retain a second-rower of Scott’s calibre for at least the next couple of seasons.

“He has developed into a real leader within our squad, both through his work around our set-piece and his performances on the field, and he is someone who is highly passionate about representing his hometown club.

“We firmly believe that there is still more to come from Scott, and we look forward to continuing to work closely with him over the coming years.”