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Cusiter ready for Glasgow return

Chris Cusiter remains optimistic he can be involved in Scotland's World Cup campaign as he prepares to make his comeback following almost a year out with a knee injury.

Cusiter has been included in Glasgow head coach Sean Lineen's plans for the Magners League clash against Benetton Treviso at the Stadio Monigo on Saturday. The 52-times capped scrum-half has not played since suffering the injury in May last year in Glasgow's final match of the regular Magners League season.

"I absolutely want to be involved in the World Cup," he said. "I don't think it's beyond the realms of possibility at all. I feel I can get back to full form pretty quickly. I've kept myself in good shape but I'll know a lot more after Saturday."

Cusiter added: "It's been a long time coming and I'm really very happy to be back.

"It's been the longest 11 months of my career with a lot of ups and downs so I'm just happy to be back and I'm looking forward to the game."

Cusiter revealed his knee was "100%" and added: "I can't feel it at all when I'm running so all the doctors and physios who have helped me have done a great job.

"Sean has been very patient and kept me in the loop so I'm really grateful for this opportunity to repay the faith everyone has had in me."

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