Cusiter commits to Glasgow
November 22, 2011
Chris Cusiter's re-signing will be a huge lift for the Warriors © Getty Images
The Glasgow Warriors have received a big boost with the news that Scotland scrum-half Chris Cusiter has committed his future to the side with a new three-year deal.
The British & Irish Lion will remain with Glasgow until May 2015 after becoming the seventh Warrior to commit his future to the club in recent weeks. The announcement is a boost for Glasgow, coming two weeks after Scotland second-row Richie Gray confirmed he would be moving to Sale Sharks at the end of the current season.
The deal means 29-year-old Cusiter is likely to complete his career at Glasgow, following spells at the now defunct Borders side and Perpignan in France.
Cusiter, who toured New Zealand with the Lions in 2005 and now has 55 Scotland caps, moved to Glasgow from Perpignan in 2009. Cusiter captained Scotland early in Andy Robinson's reign as head coach but endured a torrid time with a long-standing knee injury and made the World Cup squad only after proving his fitness with a stint playing club rugby in Australia.
The scrum-half is thrilled by the potential at Glasgow and retains high hopes for the future. "I'm delighted to have signed for another three years, and I'm genuinely excited about what we're in a position to realise here during that period of time," Cusiter said. "I'm personally very ambitious: I want to perform to a very high level with the Warriors in the RaboDirect PRO12 and Heineken Cup, helping the team achieve success, and I'm also determined to establish myself as the first choice scrum-half for Scotland."
Glasgow head coach Sean Lineen said: "Keeping Chris here says to the world at large that we're serious about taking Glasgow Warriors forward. I'd like to thank everyone at the club and at Scottish Rugby who played their part in making this happen."
© ESPN Sports Media Ltd.
Huw Richards assesses where Wales are after a mixed Six Nations, with front row seats still very much available for the World Cup
John Mitchell lapped up the action on 'Sensational Saturday' - but warns not to expect a repeat come Rugby World Cup time later this year
Craig Dowd warns England, Ireland and Wales they should play to their strengths rather than those of the All Blacks and the Wallabies
Tom Hamilton runs the rule over just where the six countries stand ahead of the global gathering in September