Pumas prop heads to Glasgow

Tue, 16 Oct 2012 14:39
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Glasgow Warriors have signed Argentina tighthead prop German Araoz on a three-month contract as vital front row cover.
 

Glasgow Warriors have signed Argentina tighthead prop German Araoz on a three-month contract as vital front row cover.

Glasgow moved for Araoz after seeing Ed Kalman, Moray Low, Jon Welsh and Pat MacArthur all ruled out for several weeks.

The 27-year-old, capped by the Pumas earlier this year, will not be immediately available for European Cup action.

But Glasgow head coach Gregor Townsend, whose side play Ulster on Friday, believes he will prove a significant addition to the squad during his brief stay.

"We're very happy to be bringing on board another international prop at what is an intense juncture in the season," Townsend told the club's website.

"German is a strong scrummager and tackler who will give us an additional option in an area of the team where we have sustained a significant number of injuries.

"(Tonga loosehead) Ofa Fainga'anuku has given us a boost by coming in and hitting the ground running, making an immediate impression, and we're looking forward to working with German to help him do likewise."

Araoz added: "I'm delighted to have the opportunity to join a major European club like Glasgow Warriors.

"I've been really impressed by the facilities at Scotstoun, and I can't wait to get out on the training pitch with the rest of the squad to stake a claim for selection."

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Fri, 26 August 2016
Golden Lions v Boland 15h00 Johannesburg
Pumas v Griquas 17h10 Kimberley
Sat, 27 August 2016
New Zealand v Australia 07h35 Wellington
EP Kings v Western Province 14h00 Port Elizabeth
Sharks v Blue Bulls 16h10 Durban
Argentina v South Africa 19h40 Salta
RESULT SCORE
Sat, 20 August 2016
South Africa v Argentina 30 | 23
Golden Lions v Griquas 24 | 30
Australia v New Zealand 8 | 42
Fri, 19 August 2016
Blue Bulls v EP Kings 49 | 35
Western Province v Free State Cheetahs 25 | 32
Boland v Sharks 20 | 41
Sat, 13 August 2016
Free State Cheetahs v Blue Bulls 43 | 20
Golden Lions v Pumas 68 | 26
Fri, 12 August 2016
Sharks v Griquas 46 | 24
EP Kings v Boland 10 | 28
Sat, 06 August 2016
Boland v Free State Cheetahs 16 | 44
Hurricanes v Lions 20 | 3
Fri, 05 August 2016
Pumas v Sharks 10 | 33
Blue Bulls v Western Province 45 | 26
Sat, 30 July 2016
Lions v Highlanders 42 | 30
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Team P W D L Pts
Leinster 22 16 0 6 73
Connacht 22 15 0 7 73
Glasgow Warriors 22 14 1 7 72
Ulster 22 14 0 8 69
Scarlets 22 14 0 8 63
Munster 22 13 0 9 63
Cardiff Blues 22 11 0 11 56
Ospreys 22 11 1 10 55
Edinburgh 22 11 0 11 54
Dragons 22 4 0 18 26
Zebre 22 5 0 17 24
Treviso 22 3 0 19 20
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