Van der Merwe commits

Canada winger has no hesitation in signing

By Tony Curtis - Twitter: @SkySportsTC.   Last Updated: 22/03/11 12:01pm

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Van der Merwe: New deal

Van der Merwe: New deal

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Glasgow Warriors have been buoyed by news that DTH van der Merwe has agreed a new two-year deal.

The Canada winger, the joint-second top try scorer in the Magners League, has become a big hit at Firhill since joining in 2009.

And despite interest from a number of clubs across Europe, the 24-year-old admitted he had no hesitation in signing the new contract.

"It was quite an easy decision to make," van der Merwe told the club's official site. "Sean Lineen (the Glasgow head coach) gave me a shot two years ago and now it's time to repay that faith.

"I've enjoyed my time with Glasgow and I now want to build on what we have here.

"We've had a bit of a slow season this year but we can only build from here and hopefully, over the next five games, we can start that process for next season.

"A lot of the players here have over 100 caps for the club and are still only 24 or 25 years old so there is a lot of experience, internationally as well, despite them being young guys. They will be a key factor for Glasgow in the years to come."

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