Rory Lamont keen for Scotland recall

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Interview: Glasgow Warriors full-back Rory Lamont

Full-back Rory Lamont has said he hopes his move to Glasgow Warriors will lead to an international return.

The 29-year-old rejoined Warriors on 2 December after terminating his contract with French club RC Toulon.

Lamont, capped 26 times for Scotland, left Warriors for Sale Sharks in 2008, before signing for Toulon in 2009.

"I could have stayed in France enjoying the sunshine, but it hurt a lot when I wasn't getting selected much during the World Cup," he said.

"I've made it my ambition to try and get back into that team.

"After having not played much for Scotland at the World Cup, I arrived back at Toulon and just wasn't getting much game time at all.

"I want to be involved for Scotland at the Six Nations and I knew that, if I stayed at Toulon, not getting any rugby, then that was definitely going to be a no-no.

"So, I made the movement and asked the coaches to see about releasing me in the hope that I could find another club and get some playing time before the Six Nations and put my hand up for selection.

"Quickly after it was announced I was released, Glasgow came in and gave me the option and it seemed like the perfect place, obviously, having been here years before.

"I know the coaches, I know a lot of the players and I'll be in the shop window for selection."

Lamont also said that he felt Scotttish rugby was entering an exciting time.

"There seems to be a very good buzz about Scottish rugby at the moment," he said.

"Glasgow are doing really well in the league, there's talk of good funding coming in, there's myself arriving, David Lemi arriving, guys who strengthen the squad mid-season.

"There's a little bit of contrast in temperatures - it was 22 degrees when I left Toulon on Thursday and I come here and it's hammering it with snow.

"But I had three years here so I think I've done my apprenticeship for this kind of weather."

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