Argentina lock Matias Alemanno signs new deal with Gloucester

Kingsholm Stadium
Kingsholm Stadium
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Gloucester Rugby have announced that Argentina lock Matias Alemanno has signed a new contract ahead of the 2024/25 season.

Alemanno started his professional rugby career with Pampax XV in 2013 before making his Super Rugby debut with Jaguares in 2016. He moved to Gloucester in 2020 and has made 67 appearances for the club until now.

The 32-year-old made his international debut for Argentina in 2014 against Uruguay and is nearing 100 Test appearances. He also had represented Argentina Under 19, Under 20 and Argentina Jaguars sides in the past.

“I am very happy to extend my time in this special place, which has become home for me and my family," he told the club's official website.

“I love the team and the people at this Club, wearing the famous Cherry & White jersey and running out in front of our amazing fans at Kingsholm.

“I can't wait for the future and to see what we can achieve as a team.”

Gloucester director of rugby George Skivington is delighted with Alemanno remaining with the club.

“Anyone who’s made nearly 100 appearances for their national side is clearly an exceptional player.

“Mati is a very humble, hard-working rugby player and a big leader too. He’s settled here in Gloucestershire with his family and become an important part of this team.

“A player of Mati’s calibre is always going to have other options available to him, so we’re delighted that he’s committed his future to Gloucester Rugby.”