Sale confirm Cusiter signing

Scotland scrum-half Chris Cusiter has agreed a deal with Sale from next season.

Cusiter will leave Glasgow Warriors at the end of the current campaign after signing a two-year contract with the Aviva Premiership club.

The 31-year-old joined Glasgow from Perpignan in 2009 and has made more than 50 appearances for the Warriors.

Cusiter has been capped 66 times by Scotland since making his debut against Wales in 2004, and he featured once for the British and Irish Lions on their 2005 tour of New Zealand.

Sharks director of rugby Steve Diamond has been searching for a reliable scrum-half since Dwayne Peel revealed he would be joining Bristol - and he is delighted to have secured a deal for Cusiter.

"Chris is a great signing for the club," said Diamond.

"We have signed him to replace Dwayne Peel who is leaving us after six years at the club and we know that Chris will be the quality replacement we need.

"A lot of credit for the signing must go to Bryan Redpath who knows Chris well. Chris will join us in the close season and we look forward to him arriving."

Cusiter added: "It was a big deal for me coming coming back to Scotland and I've had a fantastic time at Glasgow.

"Not many players get the opportunity to play in the Top 14, RaboDirect PRO12 and Aviva Premiership, so I'm excited about that."