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Chris Fusaro (born 21 July 1989 in Kirkcaldy, Scotland) is a Scotland international rugby union player. He plays for Glasgow Warriors as a flanker.[1]

Chris Fusaro
Birth nameChristopher Curtis Fusaro
Date of birth (1989-07-21) 21 July 1989 (age 30)
Place of birthKirkcaldy, Scotland
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight95 kg (14 st 13 lb; 209 lb)
SchoolBell Baxter High School
UniversityEdinburgh University
Rugby union career
Position(s) Flanker
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
- Howe of Fife
Stirling County
()
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2010– Glasgow Warriors 121 (40)
Correct as of 10 March 2017
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)


2009

2014–
Scotland U18
Scotland U19
Scotland U20
Scotland 'A'
Scotland


5

4


(10)

(0)
Correct as of 29 June 2014
National sevens team(s)
Years Team Comps
2007–08 Scotland 7s 10
Teams coached
Years Team
2016-19
2019-
Stirling County (Asst.)
Glasgow High Kelvinside (Asst.)

Rugby Union careerEdit

Amateur careerEdit

Early in 2007 he was among a group of boys who achieved a notable double in playing for two trophy-winning teams at Murrayfield in eight days – Bell Baxter High School beating Dollar Academy 20–8 in the Bell Lawrie Scottish Schools Cup final, and Howe of Fife winning the SRU Youth League final against Musselburgh by 27–14.

He plays for Stirling County when not needed by the Warriors.[2]

Professional careerEdit

Fusaro signed for Glasgow Warriors in summer 2010.

He had to be patient in his first season at Warriors but he burst into the team in season 2011–12 establishing himself as a key component of the Glasgow pack, noted for his aggression and ball-winning ability at openside.

He was voted Glasgow Warriors' 2011–12 Player of the Year by the club's fans (with 40% of the vote), having already been named Players' Player of the Season and the club's Player of the Season. He was rewarded with a contract extension that kept him at the club until the end of May 2014.

He has now made over 100 appearances for the Warriors and is contracted till 2018.[3]

International careerEdit

Fusaro won honours at all three Scotland age-grade levels from under-18 to under-20 as well as Scotland 7s and Scotland A squads.

Fusaro represented Scotland A at the IRB Nations Cup in Romania and represented his country at rugby sevens in the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi.

In sevens, he played for the Rugby Ecosse Scotland squad in the Singapore event in October 2007, played for Scotland in the eight tournaments on the 2007–08 IRB Sevens World Series as well as a further two in the edition.

Coaching careerEdit

On 21 July 2016 it was announced that Fusaro would become a backroom coach at Stirling County[4] in addition to his Warriors duties.

He moved to be an Assistant Coach of Glasgow High Kelvinside in 2019.[5]

Outside of rugbyEdit

AthleticsEdit

Fusaro was also part of the Bell Baxter 4 × 100 m relay team which won the Scottish Schools Under-17 Championship.

FamilyEdit

He is of Scottish and Italian ancestry.[6][7]

On 13 June 2015 Fusaro married his long term girlfriend, Katie Megan Fusaro.

On 9 June 2016 Fusaro and his wife, Katie Fusaro, gave birth to their first child Sofia Rita Fusaro.

On 16 April 2018 Federico David Fusaro joined the family.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Chris Fusaro player profile ESPN Scrum.com
  2. ^ "Johnson one of nine Warriors in BT Cup semi-finals - Glasgow Warriors".
  3. ^ "Centurion trio extend Glasgow Warriors contracts until 2018 - Glasgow Warriors".
  4. ^ "Chris Fusaro joins County's coaching team".
  5. ^ Palmer, Mark (5 May 2019). "Pros spearhead league side's promotion hope" – via www.thetimes.co.uk.
  6. ^ "albaovale.wordpress.com".
  7. ^ "www.telegraph.co.uk".

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