Gloucester sign Pumas lock

Wed, 05 Feb 2014 17:08
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Gloucester have confirmed that Argentinian international second row Mariano Galarza will join the club in time for the 2014/15 season.

Gloucester have confirmed that Argentinian international second row Mariano Galarza will join the club in time for the 2014/15 season.

Galarza, 27 joins the Cherry and Whites after a short spell at Worcester Warriors, swapping Sixways for Kingsholm, having linked up with the Warriors this season following his time representing Argentina in the Rugby Championship.

Galarza will provide Nigel Davies with additional second row options as Gloucester's Director of Rugby aims to create strength in depth in every position.
 
Galarza has, to date, made 18 appearances for the Pumas after making his debut in 2010 and was involved in their 2011 World Cup campaign.
 
A student of medicine, Galarza spent time with Leinster in 2010-11, before returning to his homeland to play for the prestigious Pampas XV in the Vodacom Cup.
 
Nigel Davies spoke of his delight of having secured another experienced international for next year's squad.
 
"Our search for second rows has been detailed. Having Alex Brown involved in the process has been crucial, as he obviously has a huge amount of expertise in this area.
 
"We're delighted to have secured Mariano's services, as his qualities will complement the players we already have in place and give us some genuine options in the second row.
 
"Having spoken with Mariano, he is excited at the prospect of becoming a Gloucester player and is looking forward to becoming part of what is shaping up to be an exciting squad of players.
 
"I believe this gives us plenty of strength and depth in a hugely important area of the squad as we seek to establish a powerful forward platform for next season. Mariano is an experienced, physical operator and his signing is another statement of intent for us.”

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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
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Golden Lions v Griquas 24 | 30
Australia v New Zealand 8 | 42
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Western Province v Free State Cheetahs 25 | 32
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Golden Lions v Pumas 68 | 26
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EP Kings v Boland 10 | 28
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