Argentina star signs deal with Gloucester

Date published: December 11 2020 - Colin Newboult

Gloucester have confirmed the arrival of Argentine international Santiago Carreras until the end of the 2020/21 season.

Carreras will link up with the Cherry & Whites immediately following the conclusion of the Tri Nations between Argentina, New Zealand & Australia.

The versatile Puma played a key part in the international series, starting at full-back in the Pumas’ historic 25-15 victory over the All Blacks in Australia.

Eight international caps

The 22-year-old will arrive with eight Argentina caps to his name after starting his international career during the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.

Also from Córdoba, Carreras follows fellow Argentine Matias Alemanno to Kingsholm.

Alex Brown, chief operating officer, was pleased to confirm the imminent arrival of a player of Santiago’s calibre.

“Santiago is an exciting, young player who has burst onto the scene in the last couple of years,” Brown said.

“His versatility in the backline adds further strength in depth to our group and adds that extra competition for places that every squad needs.

“From his performances in the recent Tri Nations, you can see he is a dangerous player and someone who can give us real momentum in attack, and we are looking forward to seeing him in Cherry & White very soon.”