Argentina international Santiago Carreras signs new contract with Gloucester

Gloucester head coach George Skivington
Gloucester head coach George Skivington
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Argentina international Santiago Carreras becomes the latest to extend his stay at Gloucester after signing a new contract with the Gallagher Premiership club.

The 22-year-old made his professional rugby debut with Jaguares in 2019 but with the Super Rugby competition disrupted due to the pandemic coronavirus, he made a move to Gloucester in January initially signing a contract until the end of the ongoing season but now has penned a new deal with the Cherry and Whites.

Carreras has made six appearances for Gloucester with all of it coming in the Gallagher Premiership and has scored two tries in it. He has also played nine Tests for Argentina since his international debut in August 2019 and was also a member of the World Cup squad later that year.

Gloucester head coach George Skivington expressed delight in Carreras signing a new contract with the club.

“Santi has come in and really hit the ground running for us. He’s really bought in to what we are trying to build as a Club and has fitted in seamlessly to the group," Skivington said in a statement released by the club.

"He’s hungry to play, and as you can see on the pitch, he’s not one to shy away from the action!

“Santi is a brave, young player with a big future in the game, so we are really pleased that he wants to forge a career here in Cherry & White.”

Gloucester are positioned 11th in the Gallagher Premiership table with three victories from 12 matches and will face Leicester Tigers next on 13th March.