Tkachuk Commits To Warrior Future

Glasgow Warriors announce today that prop and Canadian captain Kevin Tkachuk has re-signed with the pro-team for a further two seasons.Tkachuk originally joined the Warriors in the summer of 2004 after gaining a masters degree in history from Oxford University and becoming an Oxford Blue (2001-03), scoring a try for Oxford against Australia in the process._He also had a period with Henley Hawks in England and a sojourn with Pertemps Bees.Warriors head coach Hugh Campbell said: a??Kevin is a great asset to our side._Hea?'s a central part of our front row plans and Ia?"m very pleased hea?'s decided to stay with Glasgow._Hea?'s a very mobile prop and his scoring record with us has proved that hea?'s also impressive with the ball in hand._Hea?'s been one of our outstanding players this year both in the set piece and in the loose and he brings a lot of valuable experience to our side from his time in international rugby.a?? Tkachuk added: a??Glasgow have been very good to me in allowing me to continue to play international rugby as being part of the Canadian team is an important part of my career._I dona?'t feel that I, or the team, have achieved what I came here to do in Glasgow and I feel we have a lot more potential than may have been indicated so far this season so that is another reason to stay with the team as we as a club have so much more to offer._Hopefully with everyone staying fit and healthy in years to come, Glasgow will be even more of a force to be reckoned with in the Celtic League.a??KEVIN TKACHUK._Born 11.9.76, Position: Prop, Height: 1.80m, Weight: 115kgKevin Tkachuk played four games for Canada in the 2003 Rugby World Cup in Australia, scoring a try against Wales. He is also an Oxford blue, having played in three Varsity matches against Cambridge. After the Varsity match at Twickenham in December 2003 Kevin joined Pertemps Bees, and he went on to join Glasgow in the summer of 2004. His first try for Glasgow was in the Celtic League victory against Ulster at Hughenden in October 2004, and he scored a second in the home win against Connacht two months later. He has also played for Campion Grads, Prairie Fire - Saskatchewana?'s Rugby Canada Super League team - as well as the Capilano and Castaway Wanderers clubs in British Columbia and Henley Hawks in England.International record: 34 caps for Canada, 5 as captain. Points: 25 (5 tries).Glasgow record: 48 games (7 tries).Glasgow Warriors announce today that prop and Canadian captain Kevin Tkachuk has re-signed with the pro-team for a further two seasons.Tkachuk originally joined the Warriors in the summer of 2004 after gaining a masters degree in history from Oxford University and becoming an Oxford Blue (2001-03), scoring a try for Oxford against Australia in the process._He also had a period with Henley Hawks in England and a sojourn with Pertemps Bees.Warriors head coach Hugh Campbell said: a??Kevin is a great asset to our side._Hea?'s a central part of our front row plans and Ia?"m very pleased hea?'s decided to stay with Glasgow._Hea?'s a very mobile prop and his scoring record with us has proved that hea?'s also impressive with the ball in hand._Hea?'s been one of our outstanding players this year both in the set piece and in the loose and he brings a lot of valuable experience to our side from his time in international rugby.a?? Tkachuk added: a??Glasgow have been very good to me in allowing me to continue to play international rugby as being part of the Canadian team is an important part of my career._I dona?'t feel that I, or the team, have achieved what I came here to do in Glasgow and I feel we have a lot more potential than may have been indicated so far this season so that is another reason to stay with the team as we as a club have so much more to offer._Hopefully with everyone staying fit and healthy in years to come, Glasgow will be even more of a force to be reckoned with in the Celtic League.a??KEVIN TKACHUK._Born 11.9.76, Position: Prop, Height: 1.80m, Weight: 115kgKevin Tkachuk played four games for Canada in the 2003 Rugby World Cup in Australia, scoring a try against Wales. He is also an Oxford blue, having played in three Varsity matches against Cambridge. After the Varsity match at Twickenham in December 2003 Kevin joined Pertemps Bees, and he went on to join Glasgow in the summer of 2004. His first try for Glasgow was in the Celtic League victory against Ulster at Hughenden in October 2004, and he scored a second in the home win against Connacht two months later. He has also played for Campion Grads, Prairie Fire - Saskatchewana?'s Rugby Canada Super League team - as well as the Capilano and Castaway Wanderers clubs in British Columbia and Henley Hawks in England.International record: 34 caps for Canada, 5 as captain. Points: 25 (5 tries).Glasgow record: 48 games (7 tries).