Bye-Bye Bevvy

Glasgow Warriors today announce that their experienced scrum half Graeme Beveridge is to join Bristol Rugby next season. Warriorsa?" coach Sean Lineen paid tribute to the six-times capped half back and said: a??Graeme has been a great servant to Glasgow and to Scottish rugby. He has been invaluable to us this season with his knowledge and leadership skills. I know the boys will be sad not to hear his chat next season. a??Ia?"ve known Graeme for a long time, back to my days at Boroughmuir. My last season as a player was his first season a?" he talked a lot then too. Ia?"ll be sorry to see him go after this weeka?'s news that we will be allocated extra funding to strengthen the Glasgow Warriors squad, but ita?'s a great opportunity for Graeme at this stage in his careera??, he added.Beveridge has signed a two year deal with Bristol and will join their squad for pre-season training this summer. Beveridge joined Glasgow from Edinburgh in the summer of 1998.GRAEME BEVERIDGE (Glasgow Warriors and Peebles) Scrum half._ Born 17.2.76 in Edinburgh._ 5ft 6in, 13st 2lb._ Graeme Beveridge made his first start for Scotland in the Rugby World Cup Countdown Test against Wales in 2003._He was a member of the squad who toured Australia in the summer of 2004, appearing in the games against Queensland and New South Wales, scoring a try in the latter._The tour was four years after his first cap when he replaced Andy Nicol during the second Test of the 2000 summer tour to New Zealand._Prior to the tour, Beveridge played in the non-cap match against the Barbarians having been chosen for the senior Scotland squad for the first time for the match against France in March 2000. He went on to win his second cap as a substitute against the USA in the first Autumn Test that same year. He was in Scotlanda?'s under-19 team at the 1995 FIRA Junior World Cup in Bucharest and is also a former under-19 and under-21 international captain._ He was in Scotlanda?'s squad for the 1996 Studentsa?" World Cup in South Africa, and the following year, as an emergency replacement, he joined Scotlanda?'s touring squad in southern Africa in time to play in the final-match win over Eastern Province._ He made a try-scoring debut at A international level in the runaway win over Italy at Netherdale in March, 1999. In season 2001/2002 he represented Scotland Development XV and Scotland A in their matches against Tonga, Argentina, New Zealand and England and was on the bench for the senior team in their matches against Italy, Ireland, France and Wales. He missed the North American tour through injury but returned to the squad for 2002 Scottish Mutual Autumn Tests, gaining his only cap of the tests as a replacement against Fiji._He returned to A duty in the February 2003 draw against Ireland A and scored a try in the following match against France A. He is a former pupil of Peebles High School.International record: 6 caps._2000 a?" NZ2 (r) USA (rep) Sam (rep). 2002 a?" Fj(rep) 2003 a?" W._2005 a?" R(rep)Glasgow Warriors today announce that their experienced scrum half Graeme Beveridge is to join Bristol Rugby next season. Warriorsa?" coach Sean Lineen paid tribute to the six-times capped half back and said: a??Graeme has been a great servant to Glasgow and to Scottish rugby. He has been invaluable to us this season with his knowledge and leadership skills. I know the boys will be sad not to hear his chat next season. a??Ia?"ve known Graeme for a long time, back to my days at Boroughmuir. My last season as a player was his first season a?" he talked a lot then too. Ia?"ll be sorry to see him go after this weeka?'s news that we will be allocated extra funding to strengthen the Glasgow Warriors squad, but ita?'s a great opportunity for Graeme at this stage in his careera??, he added.Beveridge has signed a two year deal with Bristol and will join their squad for pre-season training this summer. Beveridge joined Glasgow from Edinburgh in the summer of 1998.GRAEME BEVERIDGE (Glasgow Warriors and Peebles) Scrum half._ Born 17.2.76 in Edinburgh._ 5ft 6in, 13st 2lb._ Graeme Beveridge made his first start for Scotland in the Rugby World Cup Countdown Test against Wales in 2003._He was a member of the squad who toured Australia in the summer of 2004, appearing in the games against Queensland and New South Wales, scoring a try in the latter._The tour was four years after his first cap when he replaced Andy Nicol during the second Test of the 2000 summer tour to New Zealand._Prior to the tour, Beveridge played in the non-cap match against the Barbarians having been chosen for the senior Scotland squad for the first time for the match against France in March 2000. He went on to win his second cap as a substitute against the USA in the first Autumn Test that same year. He was in Scotlanda?'s under-19 team at the 1995 FIRA Junior World Cup in Bucharest and is also a former under-19 and under-21 international captain._ He was in Scotlanda?'s squad for the 1996 Studentsa?" World Cup in South Africa, and the following year, as an emergency replacement, he joined Scotlanda?'s touring squad in southern Africa in time to play in the final-match win over Eastern Province._ He made a try-scoring debut at A international level in the runaway win over Italy at Netherdale in March, 1999. In season 2001/2002 he represented Scotland Development XV and Scotland A in their matches against Tonga, Argentina, New Zealand and England and was on the bench for the senior team in their matches against Italy, Ireland, France and Wales. He missed the North American tour through injury but returned to the squad for 2002 Scottish Mutual Autumn Tests, gaining his only cap of the tests as a replacement against Fiji._He returned to A duty in the February 2003 draw against Ireland A and scored a try in the following match against France A. He is a former pupil of Peebles High School.International record: 6 caps._2000 a?" NZ2 (r) USA (rep) Sam (rep). 2002 a?" Fj(rep) 2003 a?" W._2005 a?" R(rep)