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Lineen's delight as Stortoni signs up.

UPDATE GLASGOW supremo Sean Lineen couldn't hide his delight last night when top Argentine star Benny Stortoni signed a new deal.

The 33-year-old full-back will stay with the Warriors for two more years in a deal that will also thrill the Firhill fans.

Since his arrival from Bristol in 2007, he has been hailed as a cult hero - not least by the coach himself.

Lineen said: "Berni is a truly exceptional guy - he is the heartbeat of the team. His attitude is marvellous and he has a tremendous work ethic.

"He is also a man who looks after himself really well and takes great pride in his performance."

Stortoni said: "I have strong feelings for this club because I believe it's the best place I've ever played professional rugby."

Lineen also revealed utility back Dave McCall's temporary contract has now been converted into a two-year deal.

The same applies to flanker Chris Fusaro, who made his Warriors debut against Cardiff two weeks ago.

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