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Gloucester sign Los Pumas utility back Carreras

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Mateo Carreras shows off his explosive vertical ability against South Africa. (Photo by Amilcar Orfali/Getty Images)

Gloucester have confirmed the capture of Argentine international Santiago Carreras until the end of the 2020-21 season. Carreras will link up with the Cherry and Whites immediately following the conclusion of the Rugby Championship between Argentina, New Zealand and Australia.

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The versatile Puma played a key part in the international series, starting in the full-back berth in Argentina’s historic 25-15 victory over the All Blacks in Australia.

The 22-year-old will arrive with eight Argentina caps to his name after starting his international career during the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.

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Also from Córdoba, Carreras follows fellow Argentine Matias Alemanno to Kingsholm.

Alex Brown, Chief Operating Officer, was pleased to confirm the imminent arrival of a player of Santiago’s calibre.

“Santiago is an exciting, young player who has burst onto the scene in the last couple of years.

“His versatility in the backline adds further strength in depth to our group and adds that extra competition for places that every squad needs.

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“From his performances in the recent Rugby Championship, you can see he is a dangerous player and someone who can give us real momentum in attack, and we are looking forward to seeing him in Cherry & White very soon.”

It’s quite the coup, with clubs around the world looking to snatch up contractless Pumas.

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