Canada prop joins Glasgow

Date published: March 24 2016

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Canadian international Djustice Sears-Duru has signed a short-term contract with Glasgow Warriors until the end of the season.

The loosehead prop arrived in Glasgow on Sunday and began training with the squad this week.

Sears-Duru made his Test debut in November 2013 at the age of just 19 – becoming the youngest prop and the third youngest player to have represented Canada.

His second start for Canada was against the Warriors in a pre-season fixture in Nova Scotia last August.

The 21-year-old has 16 caps for his country and represented Canada in all four pool matches at last year's Rugby World Cup in England. He was one of only five players to play in all four of Canada’s 2015 Pacific Nations Cup matches.

He is a graduate of Canada’s age grade rugby programme and spent a year in the Leicester Tigers Academy.

Sears-Duru said: "I'm excited to be in Glasgow and this is a great opportunity for me.

"I talked to DTH (van der Merwe), Connor (Braid) and Taylor (Paris) and they all had good things to say about the club. Glasgow play a really good style of rugby and I'm glad to be part of it.

"I'm still young, so hopefully I can learn a lot here and become a better player and continue to play for Canada and do well for Glasgow."

Glasgow Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend said: "We're delighted to welcome Djustice to the club and we look forward to working with him.

"We came up against him in our pre-season fixture over in Canada and he impressed us that day with his raw strength and physicality.

"He is young, keen to learn and will be a great addition to our squad as we enter the final weeks of the season."

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