Glasgow sign Stormers prop Kebble

Glasgow have secured the signing of loosehead prop Oliver Kebble for next season.

Warriors — who yesterday announced front-rower Gordon Reid would not be offered a new deal — will bring in the Stormers forward as a replacement, subject to visa and medical.

The South Africa Under-20 international has signed a two-year-deal at Scotstoun and will arrive following his commitments with the Stormers and Western Province.

Kebble — who is the son of former Springbok Guy Kebble — has played 34 times for the Stormers to date and was a member of the South Africa U20s side that won the 2012 World Championship.

The prop lives with current team-mate Huw Jones, who will also make the switch to Glasgow at the end of the Southern Hemisphere season.

Kebble said: “Glasgow is a club on the up, they are showing great ambition in Europe and are title contenders in the PRO12. It was the right club for me to go to.

“I’m really excited about playing at Scotstoun. I’ve heard there is a great atmosphere and I’m really looking forward to it.

“I’ve watched all of the Glasgow matches in the European Rugby Champions Cup this season and Northern Hemisphere rugby is getting very exciting. I’m looking forward to playing in a competitive European league.

“I know Dave Rennie is one of the best coaches in the world, so it’s an exciting prospect to work under him next season.

“As a prop I pride myself on my scrummaging as well as my loose work around the park. I try and bring an edge to the game and make an impact.

“Huw and I live together in Cape Town. We didn’t really talk about it too much before it happened, but now it’s nice to know there will be a familiar face in Glasgow.”