Chris Cusiter to join Sale Sharks from Glasgow Warriors
Scotland international scrum-half Chris Cusiter is set to join Sale Sharks from Glasgow Warriors at the end of the season
Chris Cusiter will join Aviva Premiership club Sale Sharks next season after five years with the Glasgow Warriors.
The 31-year-old scrum-half has agreed a two-year deal with the Salford-based and becomes the second Scotland international in a week to see his club future in England after tighthead prop Moray Low agreed to join Exeter Chiefs in the summer.
“It was a big deal for me coming coming back to Scotland and I’ve had a fantastic time at Glasgow,” said Cusiter, who is on the bench for Scotland’s Six Nations clash against Italy on Saturday.
“Not many players get the opportunity to play in the Top 14, RaboDirect PRO12 and Aviva Premiership, so I’m excited about that.”
The former Border Reivers and Perpignan player has made 50 appearances for the Warriors and scored three tries during his spell in Glasgow and won 66 caps for Scotland as well as one from the 2005 British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand.
Sharks director of rugby Steve Diamond said: “Chris is a great signing for the club. We have signed him to replace Dwayne Peel who is leaving us after six years at the club and we know that Chris will be the quality replacement we need.
“A lot of credit for the signing must go to [former Scotland scrum-half and captain] Bryan Redpath who knows Chris well. Chris will join us in the close season and we look forward to him arriving.”
Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend added: “He’s had a great season after almost a year out through injury and it’s good to see him back playing again.
“I’m sure he’ll do well in the Premiership and we wish him all the best when he leaves us in the summer.
“Chris has still got a big part to play this season, with some some big games left for Scotland and the Warriors.”