TWO talented rugby players are swapping the east coast for the west after signing for Glasgow Warriors.

Edinburgh Rugby duo Ally Miller and Rory Darge have become Danny Wilson’s latest recruits ahead of the 2021/22 campaign.

A core member of the Scotland 7s setup, 24-year-old Miller has impressed during his 21 appearances for Edinburgh with his combative style of play and ability in open field.

Comfortable across the back-row, he has started six of Edinburgh’s Guinness PRO14 matches in 2020/21.

The Longniddry-born flanker made his World 7s Series debut in Las Vegas in 2017, quickly establishing himself as a key member of the Scotland side.

An appearance at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast followed suit, helping Scotland to a sixth-place finish.

Prior to joining Edinburgh, Miller made 16 appearances for London Scottish, having come through the ranks at Musselburgh and Melrose prior to turning professional.

He said: “I’m ready to take the next step in my career and really test myself and I believe Glasgow is the right environment in which to do that.

“I’ve been really enjoying my rugby these last few seasons and I’m looking forward to playing Glasgow’s free-flowing brand of attacking rugby.

“Speaking to Danny, he liked the attacking style of rugby that I developed through the 7s programme and I enjoy playing.

“I’m looking forward to playing that exciting brand of rugby Glasgow are known to play and adding to the squad.

“I’m buzzing to get across and get started.”

Fellow back-rower Darge makes the move along the M8 after one season at BT Murrayfield, having put pen to paper on his first professional contract in the summer of 2020.

Having come through the ranks at North Berwick and then with Melrose, the 21-year-old was a key member of the Southern Knights squad for the inaugural FOSROC Super6 competition in 2019/20.

It’s in the blue of Scotland that Darge has caught the eye of national observers, however, having been a standout performer for Scotland U20 since his debut for the representative side in 2018.

Alongside current Warriors Ross Thompson and Stafford McDowall, he was selected for the 2018 World Rugby U20 Championship in France, having only made his debut for the side earlier that year.

Darge was then named Scotland U20 captain ahead of the last year’s U20 Six Nations, leading a team including future Glasgow team-mates Ollie Smith, Rufus McLean and Gregor Brown to an historic 52-17 win over Wales in Colwyn Bay.

The former North Berwick High School pupil, whose younger brother Arron plays football for Hearts, was looking forward to the move.

He said: “When I spoke with Danny, he talked about what he looks for in his opensides and I think I not only suit the mould but I also suit Glasgow’s style of play.

“From watching Glasgow this season, I think the club is going places.

“If you look at the side that played against Leinster, there are a lot of young guys getting their opportunity and playing well.

“My main motivation right now is to play as much rugby as I can and I feel that Glasgow will be the best place for me to do that.

“I’m grateful for the opportunity to come into a new environment, prove myself and earn my right to wear the jersey.”