Kane Linnett signed a deal this summer to join Scottish club, Glasgow Warriors on a three-year contract. The 29-year old back will take over the fly-half duties from Finn Russell, who signed with Sale Sharks of English Premiership for next season. For the first time in history, Scotland is set to play two international games against South Africa during June and September. Kane Linnett and other players are expected to make their debuts at the Calcutta Cup game versus England on June 2nd and then again against South Africa at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh on September 6th. All eyes will be on new Scotsman as he takes over from Finn Russell in Glasgow Warriors. While we can’t predict how well he will perform as a fly-half or how much success he’ll have with his new team, here’s more information about Kane Linnett that you might find interesting:
Age, height and weight
Kane Linnett is 29 years old and stands at 1.89 m. He also weighs 76 kg. So, as you can see he is not very tall and this could be a disadvantage for him. But he has a powerful build and he has gained a lot of experience playing in the English Premiership. He has played for England in the World Cup Qualifiers, so he should have a great knowledge of the game.
Kane Linnett career summary
Kane Linnett has been in professional rugby since he was 18 years old. He made his debut in 2013 for Harlequins. After Quins, he moved to Northampton Saints for the 2014/2015 season, and then he had a short stint with Sale Sharks. In 2017, he joined Glasgow Warriors and had a very successful season. In his first year with the club, they made it all the way to the Pro14 final, losing to Leinster. In the following season he helped them to win the Pro14 and Cup double. Then, during the 2018/2019 season, he helped Glasgow to win the Pro12 and was selected for the British and Irish Lions tour to South Africa.
Linnett made his debut for England in their 2018 November series versus South Africa. He came off the bench in both games. He was selected for the November Series against South Africa and played off the bench in both games. He has also been selected for the 2 tests against South Africa in September.
Playing style and strengths
Kane Linnett is a talented fly-half with a powerful kicking game. He is one of the most accurate kickers in the English Premiership. He has good handling skills, which allow him to play off the back of the scrum. He is a good decision-maker and knows how to manipulate the defence. He is a great tactician and has shown a lot of talent in creating new plays for his side to use. He is strong in the air and is a good defender as well.
Weaknesses and areas to improve
Kane Linnett is not very tall, which could be a problem for him as a fly-half. He also needs to improve his defence. He has performed well in Edinburgh, but Scotland is a very different team compared to his former club, Glasgow Warriors. He’ll need to adapt his game if he wants to have a successful international career.
Kane Linnett club career summary
– Glasgow Warriors, Scottish Premiership: – 23 games, 3 tries, 4 conversion, 2 penalty goals, 1 drop goal – Glasgow Warriors team: 7 games, 0 tries, 0 conversion, 0 penalty goals, 0 drop goals – European Challenge Cup: 1 game, 1 try – Glasgow Warriors team: 1 game, 1 try – British and Irish Cup: 1 game – Glasgow Warriors team: 3 games, 1 try
Kane Linnett has a very exciting career ahead of him as a new member of Glasgow Warriors. Now, he’s signed with them for next season, and he’s expected to make his debut during the Calcutta Cup game versus England on June 2nd. Then, during the 2018/2019 season, he’ll take over the No. 10 shirt from Finn Russell, who is signing with Sale Sharks of English Premiership for next season. So, the pressure will be on Linnett to perform. He’s got a great opportunity to prove himself as a talented and exciting player.