Lamont confirms Glasgow switch
December 19, 2011
Sean Lamont will return to Scotland with Glasgow © Getty Images
Scotland winger Sean Lamont will leave the Scarlets at the end of the season to re-join their RaboDirect PRO12 rivals Glasgow.
The 30-year-old - capped 60 times by his country - follows his brother, former Sale and Toulon fullback Rory, in signing with the Warriors.
"I am very grateful for the opportunities I've been given at the Scarlets - it's been an excellent time for me and one of the best moves of my career to join such a positive and energetic team environment and the chance to play a brand of rugby I thrive on and enjoy," he said.
"The Scarlets are a very close-knit team, the set-up has strong values and it's been good to be part of a first-class professional environment at Parc y Scarlets. The boys are great to work alongside and the traditions and style of rugby engrained in the West Wales community is one that leaves a huge mark on you as a player."
Lamont discussed the move with Scotland boss Andy Robinson before putting pen to paper with the Warriors, where he previously starred between 2003 and 2005 before a switch to England with Northampton Saints.
"This was genuinely a very difficult decision for me and having spoken to Andy [Robinson] at Scotland, it's probably the right move for me now and it gives me the chance to take my young family back home and that's important to me personally," he said.
© ESPN Sports Media Ltd.
"Like the Treaty of Versailles, despite all the promises, the new Participation Agreement is certainly not the final solution." John Taylor writes
"We know where we are going and we know where we want to get but how long that will take is anybody's guess." David Humphreys on his plans for Gloucester
Jim Mallinder and Justin Burnell were sat on the same top table, but in different circumstances. Tom Hamilton reports on the Aviva Premiership season launch
Tom Hamilton reports back from the launch of the Guinness PRO12 where there is a renewed sense of optimism with all of the off-field changes to the league