Sale Sharks can today confirm that Scotland hooker Ewan Ashman will join Glasgow Warriors on loan until the end of the 21-22 season.
The move comes at the end of a landmark month for the 21-year-old, who earned his first senior Scotland cap in the 15-13 victory over Australia at BT Murrayfield two weeks ago.
The hooker made himself an immediate favourite with the Scotland faithful, producing a magnificent finish to touch down for the game-deciding try on his debut.
Born in Toronto, Ashman qualifies for Scotland through his Edinburgh-born father, representing his country at U16, U18 and U20 level prior to his senior bow. Ewan has made 12 appearances to date for Sale Sharks, having made his professional debut off the bench versus Leicester Tigers in September 2020.
The switch, which comes ahead of the resumption of the United Rugby Championship, sees Ashman reunite with former Scotland U20 team-mates including Ross Thompson, Rufus McLean, Rory Darge and Ollie Smith, with the hooker providing cover in the front-row following an injury to Fraser Brown – who is expected to be out until the beginning of the new year.
Sharks Director of Rugby Alex Sanderson said: “We’ve got a lot of competition at hooker in our squad so this is a great opportunity for Ewan to get some game time and build up some valuable experience in a really competitive environment.
“Ewan is a massive talent, and we see him as a really important player for us going forward so we’re looking forward to getting him back in the summer so he can challenge for a first team place at Sale Sharks.
“Everyone at the club wishes him all the very best. I have no doubt he’ll have a big impact.”