Carlin Isles leaves Warriors

GLASGOW Warriors have announced that winger Carlin Isles has left the club and returned to the USA.

The 24-year old arrived in Scotland in February looking to develop as a 15-a-side player and was part of the Glasgow squad which won the Melrose 7s in April.

However, he has now decided to return home to focus on winning a place in the US Olympic 7s team which will be competing in Rio 2016.

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“Carlin has come in and trained really well with us,” said Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend, “but he has decided he would like to concentrate on 7s and we respect that. We wish him all the best for the future.”

Isles scored 27 tries in 14 sevens tournaments for the USA national team in the IRB Sevens World Series and played at the Rugby World Cup Sevens in Russia last year.

“I’d like to thank Glasgow Warriors for giving me the opportunity to train with them over the last few months,” said Isles. “I’ve learnt so much from the experience and made some really good friends.

“However, I want to focus on 7s and if I work hard hopefully I can be part of the USA 7s squad at the Summer Olympics in 2016.”