Toulouse snap up Ghiraldini

Date published: December 18 2015

Toulouse have announced the signing of Italy international hooker Leonardo Ghiraldini, who has put pen to paper on a three-year contract.

The Azzurri number two, who has 80 caps for his country, will join the club at the end of the campaign from Premiership outfit Leicester Tigers.

Ghiraldini represented Italy at the 2007, 2011 and 2015 World Cups and Toulouse sporting director Fabien Pelous was pleased to snap him up.

"It's with immense satisfaction to have Leonardo from next season. He's an experienced player and at 31 is, for a hooker, at the top of his game.

"He is a player who puts a lot of commitment into his game and he has great qualities in the scrum. His experience will be an important asset at the club to improve our very young hookers."