“il rugby degli altri”: Chris Cusiter lascia il rugby giocato

cusiterChris Cusiter, ex mediano di mischia della Scozia e dei Glasgow Warriors, ha deciso di ritirarsi dal rugby al termine della stagione per intraprendere una carriera imprenditoriale.

Chris e’ arrivato ai Sale Sharks la stagione scorsa, quando ha lasciato Glasgow e al sito ufficiale degli Squali ha detto che, “as far as my rugby career goes I considered myself privileged to receive a Scotland ‘A’ cap in 2002. If it had ended there at that point then I would have been happy. I could never have imagined all the experiences I would be able to have over the next 14 years through rugby – the places I visited, the stadiums I played in, the people I met and the great friends I made. Playing for Scotland 70 times was more than I could have dreamed of growing up learning how to play rugby at Robert Gordon’s College in Aberdeen.

Cusiter, classe 1982, ha avuto l’onore, nella sua carriera lunga 14 anni, di vestire anche la prestigiosa maglia dei British and Irish Lions, con cui ha partecipato all’ultimo Tour in Nuova Zelanda. Ha vinto il titolo di campione di Scozia col Boroughmuir nel 2003, il Top 14 con Perpignan nel 2009 e solo sfiorato il successo in Pro12, centrando la prima finale della storia dei Glasgow Warriors nel 2014 – persa alla RDS Arena contro Leinster.

Cusiter spiega la decisione di dedicarsi al whisky, lanciandosi nel mondo imprenditoriale con un “alcohol retail” in California: “I’ve been fascinated by the Scotch whisky industry for the past few years and firmly believe that it is Scotland’s finest and greatest export and something to be very proud of. I am excited to be involved with a product that I am so passionate about. We will be building an alcohol retail business based in Los Angeles – specialising in craft beer, fine wine and craft spirits with a big focus on Scotch whisky.

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