Los Pumas prop heads to England

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:27
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TRANSFER NEWS: Young Argentina prop Facundo Gigena joined English Premiership side Leicester Tigers.

The 23-year-old - who has one cap for the senior Pumas side having also played for the Under-20 and Under-23 teams at their respective world championships - previously played for the Buenos Aires based Super Rugby franchise Jaguares.   

"Facundo scrummages well and he is a young man with a lot of physical and technical growth to come," said Tigers head coach Matt O'Connor.

"We think he’ll add a bit of depth to our options and we hope he can become a big part of this place going forward."

The Tigers are eighth in the Premiership and have won only one of their last eight games in all competitions.

Agence France-Presse

 

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