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Fusaro coy about Scotland chances

Guinness PRO12 Editor

1 May 2012

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Glasgow flanker Chris Fusaro insists any potential international recognition will be the last thing on his mind as the Warriors look to book a RaboDirect PRO12 play-off berth on Saturday.

A vintage season – resulting in the Warriors’ player-of-the-year title – has led to calls for the 22-year-old to upgrade his Scotland A cap into the real thing on the summer tour.

However it is not the recognition of Andy Robinson that is at the forefront of Fusaro’s mind, rather it is domestic duties and Saturday’s clash with Connacht.

The Warriors, in fourth place, lead fifth-placed Scarlets by four points heading into the season finale clash and Fusaro said:

“I'm concentrating on Glasgow and I haven't heard anything about that, but hopefully we can win some silverware and anything else after that obviously comes as a bonus.

“I've loved every minute of it this season. It's been a great thing to be part of, so now hopefully we can finish on a high.”

After scraping past Treviso last time out – winning just 13-8 in Italy – Fusaro and co could be forgiven for a few nerves ahead of the visit of in-form Connacht.

However the Warriors flanker insists they will still be playing their natural game despite the game’s magnitude.

“This is a game we've got to win and there's massive pressure, but it's not going to stop us going out to play rugby. It's not going to be a negative game in any way,” Fusaro told the Herald.

“Our last game against Treviso was against a big pack. They were very physical and I suppose we tried to play them at their own game and that didn't really work.

"The decision making from everybody in the team let us down and, while we didn't exactly run out of steam, it was great to have DTH [van der Merwe] to come on and make that massive impact by scoring the try.”