Chris Fusaro pens new deal with Glasgow Warriors

Chris Fusaro has been with Glasgow Warriors since 2010
Chris Fusaro has been with Glasgow Warriors since 2010
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Scotland international Chris Fusaro has penned a new one-year deal with Glasgow Warriors that will keep him with the Pro14 club until the end of the 2018/19 season.

The 29-year-old made his senior career debut with Glasgow in 2010 and has featured for the Scotstoun outfit 142 times including 17 last season. Fusaro also worked as an assistant coach for Stirling County in 2016 when he not played for the Warriors and has represented Scotland 7s and Under 20 sides in the past.

“It’s an absolute delight to sign again for me and the family. I’ve got two young kids who were born in Glasgow, this is definitely home so to be able to stay another year is a real privilege," Fusaro said.

“It was really good last season having a different perspective from a new coach coming in, the brand of rugby he has got us playing really excites me.

“Physically I feel the best I have in the past four years. I’ve managed to stay relatively injury free and am raring to go for the start of the season.”

Fusaro's Scotland debut came in 2014 and has featured in just four Tests with his last appearance coming in June 2014 against Scotland.

Meanwhile, head coach Dave Rennie believes Fusaro remains a vital cog in the Glasgow Warriors' squad.

“Chris won our Coaches Award last year which is dished out to the person we feel best represents the values of the club on and off the field.

“His contributions around the team are massive. From a playing perspective he’s setting personal bests for speed and strength and had showed good form on the park last season.

“He was a must in our 23 for all the big games at the end of last season and it was important for us to find space in the squad for Fuzzy and we’re rapt that we’ve been able to do that.”

Glasgow will head to Sportsground on 1st September to take on Connacht in the Pro14 2018/19 season opener.

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