Chris Fusaro has signed a new two-year contract with Glasgow Warriors that will keep him at the Scottish club until 2021.
Fusaro, who surpassed 150 appearances for the club this season, has been an ever present in Dave Rennie’s match-day 23s throughout Glasgow’s Guinness PRO14 and Heineken Champions Cup campaigns.
The 29-year-old made his debut for the Warriors in 2010, meaning his new deal will take his tenure at the club to over a decade.
The open-side flanker has captained the side four times this season in the absence of Callum Gibbins and Ryan Wilson, winning all four including Glasgow’s famous 14-man victory over the Scarlets in December.
“Next season will be my 10th year with the club and it’s been a huge honour to have called it my home for such a long time and to be able to continue to do so,” said Fusaro.
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“I live close to Scotstoun, my best friends are members of the squad and I’m really enjoying my rugby under Dave and the rest of the coaches. It was an easy decision for me and my family to make.”
Glasgow boss Dave Rennie said: “I can’t speak highly enough of Fuzzy. On and off the pitch he is an incredible professional and our environment will only benefit from his involvement for the next two years.
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“He is currently playing some of his best rugby and sets a fantastic example to young players coming through the ranks here at Scotsotun.”
Glasgow’s attention is firmly on next Saturday’s last-eight European tie at Allianz Park in what will be only the club’s second-ever Heineken Champions Cup knockout match.
With the English champions providing a formidable test for the men from Scotstoun, Rennie is in no doubt as to what is required from his team following their 35-17 PRO14 warm-up win over Cheetahs last Friday.
“I thought we controlled the game really well when we kept the ball in hand, but just some of the kicks in behind put us under pressure.
“Against Saracens you’ve got to kick because they put a wall in front of you, but they need to be contestable or find grass. We want to play what’s in front of us.”
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