Playing international rugby when just a teenager means he brings with him a lot of maturity
Canadian flyer Taylor Paris has checked into Scotstoun and has his sights set on winning a place in the Glasgow Warriors first XV.
The 19-year-old wing, who is originally from Barrie, Ontario, made his mark as a teenage sensation for his national side and has already impressed the coaching staff with his work ethic in pre-season.
"I'm not the first player from Canada to play for the Warriors so the side is really well known back home and I jumped at the chance to come and play in Glasgow," Paris said.
"This is a fantastic opportunity for me and I've really enjoyed the first couple of weeks of training. I know I need to keep working hard and putting in the effort to make the most of it.
"It's a squad with a lot of talent so I know I have to work hard to earn my place here.”
A natural talent, Paris burst onto the international scene at just 17 years old when he made his debut for the Canadian Sevens team, scoring a try in his first match at the Wellington Sevens in 2010.
He's also the youngest player to ever win a cap for the Canucks, making his debut aged 18. He scored a brace of tries in his second cap and was part of the 30-man squad which travelled to New Zealand for the 2011 Rugby World Cup.
He missed out on the Canucks' mid-year tour series with a foot injury but last month was named captain of the Canada Under-20 side in the IRB Junior World Trophy.
Glasgow Warriors head coach, Gregor Townsend, said: "Taylor has fitted in well with the Warriors squad and we're really looking forward to seeing how he performs as the season goes on.
"It's clear he has a lot of ability and we want to help him fulfil that abundance of potential.
"Playing international rugby when just a teenager means he brings with him a lot of maturity, despite his age, and coupled with his determination to improve we've no doubt he'll become a great asset for the Glasgow Warriors."
Taylor Paris has signed a one-year deal with Glasgow Warriors which keeps him at the club until at least the end of May 2013.