Travelling T-Bone

While a number of Glasgow Warriors enjoyed great success on Canadian soil this summer in the Barclays Churchill Cup another Warriors is heading to Canada but this player will be sporting a maple leaf on his jersey rather than a thistle.Warriors prop Kevin 'T-Bone' Tkachuk along with Edinburgh Gunnersa?" Ander Monro and Mike Pyke, has been selected for the Canadian national squad ahead of their Rugby World Cup qualifier against the USA in Newfoundland on 12 August.Speaking before he flew out this morning, Tkachuk, the Warriors player of the year, said: a??Ia?"m definitely looking forward to it._Ia?"ve not played with Canada since the Autumn internationals as I didna?'t take part in the Churchill Cup because I needed a rest but I cana?'t wait to get back into it and prove to everyone involved that Ia?"m still the guy for the position.a??Canada playing the USA is like Scotland playing England a?" theya?"re of course our neighbours and ita?'s always a very passionate and very physical encounter._I admit that wea?"re not real big fans of them when we get on the pitch!a??On making the change from club to international rugby, he added: a??Ita?'s a pretty quick transition and I tend to settle in fine._Ia?"ve known most of the guys for a while and played several Test matches with them but I also look forward to meeting the new players too.a??If Canada win, they will automatically qualify for next yeara?'s world cup. However, defeat means taking on Uruguay both home and away.No matter the score, T-bone will be travelling straight back to Scotland and_the Sunday after the game for the start of the season with the Warriors.While a number of Glasgow Warriors enjoyed great success on Canadian soil this summer in the Barclays Churchill Cup another Warriors is heading to Canada but this player will be sporting a maple leaf on his jersey rather than a thistle.Warriors prop Kevin 'T-Bone' Tkachuk along with Edinburgh Gunnersa?" Ander Monro and Mike Pyke, has been selected for the Canadian national squad ahead of their Rugby World Cup qualifier against the USA in Newfoundland on 12 August.Speaking before he flew out this morning, Tkachuk, the Warriors player of the year, said: a??Ia?"m definitely looking forward to it._Ia?"ve not played with Canada since the Autumn internationals as I didna?'t take part in the Churchill Cup because I needed a rest but I cana?'t wait to get back into it and prove to everyone involved that Ia?"m still the guy for the position.a??Canada playing the USA is like Scotland playing England a?" theya?"re of course our neighbours and ita?'s always a very passionate and very physical encounter._I admit that wea?"re not real big fans of them when we get on the pitch!a??On making the change from club to international rugby, he added: a??Ita?'s a pretty quick transition and I tend to settle in fine._Ia?"ve known most of the guys for a while and played several Test matches with them but I also look forward to meeting the new players too.a??If Canada win, they will automatically qualify for next yeara?'s world cup. However, defeat means taking on Uruguay both home and away.No matter the score, T-bone will be travelling straight back to Scotland and_the Sunday after the game for the start of the season with the Warriors.