Argentina international Santiago Socino signs new Gloucester deal

Santiago Socino joined Gloucester in February
Santiago Socino joined Gloucester in February

Gloucester Rugby have confirmed that Argentina international Santiago Socino has penned a new deal with the Gallagher Premiership club.

The 28-year-old joined the Cherry and Whites in February until the end of season but now has extended his stay with the club after signing a new undisclosed-length deal.

Since his arrival at Kingsholm, Socino has made six appearances for the club and had previously represented Hull Ionians, Newcastle Falcons and Jaguares apart from loan stints with Darlington Mowden Park and Rotherham Titans.

He has also played four Tests for Argentina since his international debut in July 2019 and was part of the Rugby Championship squad last year.

Gloucester head coach George Skivington expressed delight with Socino committing his immediate future with the club.

“Santi has been a really good signing for us. He’s come in and bought in to exactly what we are trying to build here.

“He’s had to adjust fairly quickly, but I think his attitude has been spot on. He’s fitted in to the squad with ease, and we are all really pleased that he’ll be staying around as we continue to develop the squad for next season and beyond.”

Gloucester are positioned 11th in the Gallagher Premiership table with four wins from 15 games. They will also lock horns with La Rochelle in the round-of-16 clash in the Heineken Champions Cup at Kingsholm on Friday.