Isles: It’s a great time to be joining the Warriors

American speedster, Carlin Isles is Glasgow-bound after a deal was completed this morning to bring him to Scotstoun.Carlin Isles

The 24 year-old is regarded as the fastest man in rugby after lighting up the IRB World Sevens over the last couple of years.

He is known for his 100-metre sprint time of 10.13 seconds and has been a key figure in the US sevens squad, setting tournaments alight with his pace.

Speaking exclusively to glasgowwarriors.org after signing, Isles says he’s well aware of the RaboDirect PRO12 and watched Glasgow’s recent victory over Cardiff Blues.

He said: “I watched the Warriors game, when they beat Cardiff Blues recently and I’m used to watching the RaboDirect PRO12 on YouTube.

“I really like the style of play in the league and there are a lot of good players in the Glasgow team who make good breaks, so hopefully soon I can be the one alongside them, supporting them!

“I’m really looking forward to getting over to Glasgow and I’m excited about the new challenge of playing rugby in a different country.

It's a great time to be joining the club with the number of supporters growing each year and for me to jump into the mix of that will be great.”

Carlin now becomes the second American at the Warriors, after Folau Niua joined earlier this month and he’s looking forward to linking up with his former teammate.

He said: “I spoke to Folau about the move and he said everyone is treating him really well, so that’s good to know.

I've been in contact with Gregor (Townsend) a few times and knowing he really wants me and sees something in me means a lot and was a big factor in deciding to join the club.”

Isles has impressed in Scotland before, having taken part in the Glasgow 7s in 2013 in the IRB Sevens World Series and he’s looking forward to stepping out on the Scotstoun turf again, but this time in the black and blue of the Warriors.

He said: “I remember Scotland when I was over for the Glasgow 7s last year and I really liked Scotstoun Stadium.

“Glasgow is a great place and I remember meeting some kids and doing a speed session with them. I really liked it and all the people in Scotland were very friendly.”

Written by
Michael Lamont and Jeremy Bone