The LA Giltinis signed Scotland Sevens international Glenn Bryce for the 2021 Major League Rugby season. The 29-year-old fullback (30 in June) is 6’2” and 215 lbs.
Glenn was born in Alloa, Scotland, and attended Alloa Academy before Clackamashire Community College. He played rugby for Alloa RFC, Stirling County, and the Heriot’s RFC.
Glenn represented Scotland’s U20s in the Six Nations and Junior World Rugby U20s Championship in 2010-2011 and then Scotland Sevens from 2015-2019. While with the latter, the team won the London stop in both 2016 and 2017, had a third-place finish at Wellington in 2017, and a sixth-place finish at the Gold Coast Sevens in 2018. He also helped Scotland gain a sixth place at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Prior to playing Sevens, Glenn made his senior rugby debut with Jersey RFC in the England Championship in 2012 and helped the team advance to the RFU Championship for 2013. In 2013-2014 he played with Doncaster Knights before playing with the Glasgow Warriors initially in their Elite Development Program in 2014-2015, and also Pro12 appearances as well. Through 2016, he made 18 Pro appearances with the Glasgow Warriors and one in the European Champions Cup. In 2015 the team was Pro 12 Champions.
From 2016-2018 Glenn played with Edinburgh 26 times in Pro 12/14 matches, along with another 4 European Champions Cup and 3 European Challenge Cup matches. He returned to the Glasgow Warriors in 2019-2020 playing in 14 Pro 14 matches and another in the European Champions Cup.
LA Giltinis Comments
The LA Giltinis has added attacking punch, size, and an educated kicking boot at fullback with the signing of Glasgow Warriors regular Glenn Bryce.
“The greatest excitement for me is coming to a new league and a new club where you can drive the culture and make it our own from the very start,” Bryce said from Glasgow.
“Making memories is a big motivation for me and getting to do that with a fresh start in a city with such a sporting history as LA is massive.
“I got to play at the Las Vegas Sevens with Scotland so I understand how crazy and loud American fans can be when they get into their rugby.”
The former Scotland Under-20s player is an abrasive back who enjoys the physical contact and has the footwork to make the most of chances in attacking plays.
“So many up-and-coming rugby players in the USA will be thinking about that right now when they look at the opportunities that the Giltinis and MLR are creating.
“American kids who watch the Giltinis are going to want to be a part of it and I love that we’ll get out in the community and build new connections with rugby.
“When I look at the players and coaches that the Giltinis have signed, we’ll be making a statement on the field from the first game.”
Off the field, the qualified joiner is already in the LA mood because he admits that Selling Sunset had him hooked during COVID-19 lockdowns as one of his Netflix series staples.
The hit reality show weaves a script through the unaffordable houses, cutthroat agents, and the drama of the LA real estate market.
“Glenn was tipped to us by Wallabies coach Dave Rennie (the former Warriors coach) who said he rated him a starting fullback at Super Rugby level,” Giltinis head coach Darren Coleman said.
“He’s a big, rangy fullback with a long kick and someone looking for a new challenge in a good professional rugby career.”