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Paris in Glasgow

Guinness PRO12 Editor

25 Jul 2012


Canadian flyer Taylor Paris has checked into Scotstoun and has his sights set on winning a place in the first XV.

The 19-year-old winger, who is originally from Barrie, Ontario, made his mark as a teenage sensation for his national side and has already impressed the coaching staff with his work ethic in pre-season.

Paris said: “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.

“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.”

A natural talent, Paris burst onto the international scene at just 17 years old when he made his debut for the Canadian Sevens team, scoring a try in his first match at the Wellington Sevens in 2010.

He’s also the youngest player to ever win a cap for the Canucks, making his debut aged 18. He scored a brace of tries in his second cap and was part of the 30-man squad which travelled to New Zealand for the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

He missed out on the Canucks’ summer tour series with a foot injury but last month was named captain of the Canada under-20 side in the IRB Junior World Trophy.

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."

Taylor Paris has signed a one year deal with Glasgow Warriors which keeps him at the club until at least the end of May 2013.

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