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Fans Q&A with Chris Cusiter

Guinness PRO12 Editor

15 Dec 2011


RaboDirect PRO12 Ambassador Chris Cusiter took time out from his schedule to answer questions from Fans through the RaboDirect PRO12 Facebook and Twitter pages. Many thanks to the Glasgow Warriors scrum-half!

Niamh Barron Who does he think is currently the best No 9 in World rugby?
CC: I think Fourie du Preez is maybe the best scrum half there has ever been – his form at the 2007 World Cup was unbelievable. More recently, Dimitri Yachvili always impresses me, as does Will Genia.

Aaron Brennan Who is the best player you've ever played with/against so far in your career?
CC: I played a game or two with Dan Carter at Perpignan, so I think I'd have to say him. So much natural ability and skill.

ryan @rke79 @RaboDirectPRO12 @chriscusiter trying to get my 5 year old to take up rugby rather than football. Not easy in the west, any ideas?#Rabopro12
CC: Take him down to your local rugby club and get him playing with the little ones! Kids want to have fun at that age, so give him the option and let him decide.

Eilidh Bruce @Scotiqua_Eilidh @RaboDirectPRO12 @chriscusiter #RaboPRO12 Do you have any rituals you do before every game?
CC: I usually listen to my favourite songs before each game. A mix of Alter Bridge, Fall Out Boy, Ben Howard and Led Zeppelin at the moment!

Shona Munro @Shona_Munro #RaboPRO12 What's the best thing about playing for Glasgow Warriors (apart from the fans)?
CC: Living in this fantastic city and training and playing with a great bunch of guys who are down to earth and work hard.

Andrew Brisbane @ajbris #RaboPRO12 How many more times would you like to play for Scotland Chris?
CC: I'll keep playing until they don't want me anymore. I feel I have a lot to achieve with Scotland in the next few years and I'm determined to put myself in a position to be able to do that.

William Murray @will_murray2574 #RaboPRO12 do you prefer Dunky weir or Rory J at 10?
CC: Ha how can I answer that one?? I'll go for….Scott Wight!

John Ross @okijcr #RaboPro12! For @chriscusiter how do you see the 6Ns panning out for Scotland? Will it be a stable team or experimental?
CC: I think it'll be the same core group of players from the World Cup, with a few new guys brought in. 6 Nations isn't really the time to experiment – results are paramount.

Mary O Williams @MOMXW What career path would you idealy like to pursue after rugby?
CC: Hmmm tough one. I'd like to stay involved in rugby, but not on the coaching side – more on the business side. Alternatively, I'd like to start my own business. If all else fails, I may become a lawyer!

Rugby-Scotland @RugbyScotland @RaboDirectPRO12 @GlasgowWarriors @chriscusiter In the battle of the Scottish scrumhalves, which one has the worst car? #thinkIknowtheanswer
CC: I'm not sure. All I know is that Mike Blair has TWO cars these days! How the other half live!

Hash Piperdy @hashistweeting #RaboPRO12 @chriscusiter how excited are you to move to Scotstoun? @RaboDirectPRO12
CC: I enjoy playing at Firhill, but it will be good to have our own home, and the plans look exciting. Everything is great at the club and moving forwards. It's an exciting time to be involved.

Jennifer Turner @turnerj0 #RaboPRO12 @chriscusiter how do you manage/store all your kit – strips for club, country, six nations, world cups,training @RaboDirectPRO12
CC: I don't keep that much of it – I tend to hand it out to friends and family, or to rugby clubs and folk that need kit. I keep a lot of the playing strips that I've swapped and one day I'll get them framed and up somewhere.

We've got two more Q&A's to come, both featuring current internationals. George North and Carlo Antonio Del Fava will be in the hotseat answering your questions before Christmas! Many thanks to @ChrisCusiter and all at @GlasgowWarriors for helping to put this Q&A together, as well as everyone who asked questions!