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Experienced Pumas prop Pieretto signs for Glasgow Warriors

25 year old Enrique Pieretto, a leading Argentine prop, signed a two-year contract with the Glasgow Warriors on Tuesday.

Highly-rated Argentina prop Enrique Pieretto signed for Glasgow Warriors on Tuesday, just the sort of "abrasive" scrummager incoming coach Danny Wilson declared the team required.

The 25-year-old - who has 24 caps and is a member of the Jaguares team that reached the 2019 Super Rugby final - has signed a two-year contract and will leave the Exeter Chiefs to join the English Premiership next season.

Glasgow have a history of signing Argentine players – they took another international prop Gastón Cortes on loan from Leicester Tigers this week.

"Enrique has 24 caps for Argentina and we've been impressed with his performances for Exeter Chiefs, including the recent game against Glasgow [a 31-31 draw in the Champions Cup]," praised Wilson in a club statement.

"He's an abrasive and aggressive scrummager and it's great news that he has decided to join us next season."

Pieretto, who is Wilson's second signing following that of veteran lock Richie Gray from Toulouse, joined Exeter only in November, just after playing for the Barbarians against Fiji at Twickenham.    

"Glasgow Warriors is a great club with great players and I chose to join to improve and grow as a player," said Pieretto. "I can learn a lot from the coaches and players. It's a good opportunity for me and I’m extremely grateful for that.

"I spoke to Danny [Wilson] and he told me his plans for the future. I'm excited about his vision and I'm looking forward to playing for him and the other coaches."

Wilson will replace outgoing coach Dave Rennie at the end of the season as the latter leaves to take over the Australia national side. 

- TIMES/AFP

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