Warrior Chris ready for Italian job

Chris Fusaro at his former Howe of Fife ground at Duffus Park, Cupar.
Chris Fusaro at his former Howe of Fife ground at Duffus Park, Cupar.

Cupar Muir’s Chris Fusaro, who made an impressive debut for Scotland in the RBS Six Nations rugby match against England, has been selected again to play in tomorrow’s game against Italy.

Although Scotland lost the Calcutta Cup match at Murrayfield, commentators in the sport praised Chris’s constant attacking style.

It has been a memorable couple of weeks for the former Bell Baxter High School and Howe of Fife star, who also signed a new two-year deal with Glasgow Warriors, which means he’ll be staying at Scotstoun until at least May 2016.

The 24-year-old has made 64 appearances for the RaboDirect PRO12 side, since joining in 2010.

He has represented Scotland at all three age-grade levels from under-18 to under-20 and has played for Scotland 7s and Scotland A.

In 2012 he was voted both the players’ player of the season and the supporters’ player of the season.

The flanker, who has also captained the team, said: “Since joining the Warriors, I’ve never looked back and I’m delighted to be staying at the club for another two years.

“I’m enjoying working with the coaches and my game has really developed over the past few years.”

“I believe the best place for me to be is in Glasgow, as it’s a club with a very bright future with success on the horizon.”

Chris, who was back home last Thursday, told the ‘Herald’: “I was so proud to make my Scotland debut and although I was very disappointed with the result, I will never forget the experience.”

“It was something really special, especially with my Dad (Luigi), Mum (Judith), sisters (Rececca and Jennefer) and uncles (Vince Fusaro and Tony Fusaro) attending the match.

Glasgow Warriors head coach, Gregor Townsend, said: “It’s fantastic news for the club that Chris has decided to stay and continue his development in Glasgow.

“Chris has had a very good season, which has led to him winning his first cap. He put in a really courageous performance for Scotland.

“He displays leadership qualities every day at the club and has been our captain on a couple of occasions this season.”