Paris earns Glasgow deal
July 25, 2012
Paris made his Canucks debut at 18 © Getty Images
Canada wing Taylor Paris has earned a one-year deal at the Glasgow Warriors.
The 19-year-old has signed a deal until May 2013 and will push for a place in their first team. The speedster shot to prominence as a 17-year-old for the Canadian sevens team at the Wellington Sevens in 2010. He also became the youngest player to be capped by the Canucks at the age of 18 and was part of their squad for the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand in 2011.
"I'm not the first player from Canada to play for the Warriors so the side is really well known back home and I jumped at the chance to come and play in Glasgow," said Paris. "This is a fantastic opportunity for me and I've really enjoyed the first couple of weeks of training. I know I need to keep working hard and putting in the effort to make the most of it.
"It's a squad with a lot of talent so I know I have to work hard to earn my place here."
Glasgow Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend said: "Taylor has fitted in well with the Warriors squad and we're really looking forward to seeing how he performs as the season goes on.
"It's clear he has a lot of ability and we want to help him fulfill that abundance of potential. Playing international rugby when just a teenager means he brings with him a lot of maturity, despite his age, and coupled with his determination to improve we've no doubt he'll become a great asset for the Glasgow Warriors."
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