Sam Johnson has signed a new contract with manager Dave Rennie until 2021 saying the centre has been critical to some of Glasgow Warriors’ finest displays.

As linking the Pro14 club in Queensland Reds at 2015 australia-born Johnson has made 42 appearances.

Head trainer Rennie told his team web site “he is amazing” with and without the ball and”a really good communicator”.

“He has been in the centre of some of our best performances last number of years,” he added.

The 25-year-old is the first of seven re-signings last week using Stafford McDowall Tommy Seymour and Oli Kebble having already agreed new deals to be announced this week.

Having spent three years at Scotland since departing Super Rugby in his homeland, Johnson participates through for Gregor Townsend’s national group and was one of three star players included at a 40-man Scotland squad for the autumn Tests.

After picking up a knee injury against Munster at October but he also missed the November show.

“I’ve been really impressed with Sam in my time with the team,” Rennie said. “He’s made some real changes along with his work ethic and determination to improve very epitomises just what a good man he is.”

Johnson was hunted players’ player of the summer growing season in the previous effort and says he has”fallen deeply in love with the team and also the city”.

“It was a straightforward decision for me to produce,” the facility due to his contract extension.

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