7 Jun, 15:39
ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.
Now that he is back in Scottish rugby, the South African-born prop will revive an association with Hugh Campbell, Glasgow's new head coach. For the past five years, before his appointment to the professional team, Campbell had been the forwards' coach with the national squad.
"Matt was very impressive then," the coach remarked today, looking back to Proudfoot's earlier career in Scottish rugby. "He's very knowledgeable, more than just in scrummaging, and he's a good ball-player. I've been following his progress closely since he returned to rugby in South Africa, and he's performed well in the Super 12. I'm looking forward to seeing the benefit of his experience."
"Like Hugh, I'm pleased to welcome a player with Matt's knowledge and experience to our ranks," David Jordan, Glasgow's chief executive, said today.
Proudfoot's first outing with Glasgow is expected to be in the practice match against Gloucester at Kingsholm on Thursday next week [14 August].
Glasgow's will play Montpellier in the 1st Round of this coming seasons' European Challenge Cup, which kicks off on the weekend of 5/6/7th December 2003.