The Glasgow Warriors rugby team have pulled if a major coup by signing USA international Sevens player Carlin Isles until next summer.
Isles, 24, started playing rugby in 2012, and with a fasted 100m of 10.13, has been dubbed the fastest man in rugby. For reference, that speed would have qualified for the semi-final at the Olympics in 2012, and a hand-timed 4.22 second 40 score would also have been faster than anyone in the history of the NFL Combine.
With 24 tries in 14 sevens tournaments, Isles’s finishing skills could be a valuable addition to the Warriors team. He has also been signed to a future contract with the Detroit Lions.
Speaking exclusively to glasgowwarriors.org, Carlin Isles said:
“I can’t wait to fly over to Glasgow and join up with my new teammates. Everything has happened so quickly for me over the last couple of years and I’m just happy to be playing rugby and getting the opportunity to play at the highest level.
“I hope to score tries for the Warriors, but I also want to continue to try and help grow the game and encourage young players to take up rugby.
“It’s very exciting to be moving to the 15-a-side game. It’s a lot different to 7s but I want to work hard and do everything I can to succeed.
I’m up for the challenge, I’ve been doing a lot of challenges in my life so this is just another obstacle and I’m ready to take it on.
“It would be nice to stay in Glasgow for a long time, but all my focus is on the next few months and the challenge ahead.”