Rugby: Crusaders flyer Josh McKay signs with Glasgow Warriors

Crusaders back Josh McKay is heading north to join Scottish side Glasgow Warriors.

The Canterbury and former NZ U20 star will link with the Pro-14 on a two-year deal, after this year's Mitre 10 Cup campaign end in November, meaning he'll also feature for the defending champions in Super Rugby.

"I really think the style of Glasgow's play will suit me," McKay says. "I like attacking with the ball in hand, I'm a balanced rugby player, and I think I can make an impact on both attack and defence."

The 23-year-old speedster plays both wing and fullback, and Glasgow coach Danny Wilson will start him in the custodian role.

"He's an incredible running, attacking threat, bringing pace, agility and ball skill, and has also shown an excellent work rate in defence," Wilson tells BBC.

"Despite being only 23, he's picked up some good experience from quality environments like the Crusaders, Highlanders and NZ U20s.

"We worked hard to bring Josh to Glasgow and we're thrilled we've been able to make it happen. We think he's got a big future ahead of him."

The Christchurch product was part of the New Zealand side that won the World Rugby U20 Championship in 2017.

After making his Super Rugby debut in 2018, McKay played two years for the Highlanders, before moving to the Crusaders for the upcoming 2021 campaign. 

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