Premiership: Gloucester utility back Santiago Carreras inks new deal

David Skippers

Gloucester have announced that Argentina utility back Santiago Carreras has signed a new contract to remain at the Premiership outfit.

Carreras, who can play in several positions in the backline, joined Gloucester at the beginning of 2021 and has already scored 30 points for the club from 32 matches played.

An excellent defender and solid under the high ball, the 24-year-old’s attacking game has also shown signs of improvement during his stint with the Cherry and Whites.

Gloucester head coach is delighted that Carreras is extending his stay at the club.

“Santi is an extremely brave rugby player who always puts his body on the line,” he said.

Very talented

“He is a real talent and is able to do things on the rugby pitch that you can’t teach. He is a gifted rugby player and I am delighted to have retained his services.”

Gloucester’s chief operating officer Alex Brown echoed Skivington’s sentiments.

“Santiago Carreras is one of the most exciting players in rugby and it is easy to forget how young he is,” he said. “Just 24 years old, he is still developing his game and we only expect him to get better.

“We’re delighted that he wants to stay here at Kingsholm.”

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