Pieretto extends Glasgow stay

Pieretto extends Glasgow stay

Argentinian tight-head Enrique Pieretto has become the latest Warrior to pledge his future to the club ahead of the 2022/23 campaign, having put pen to paper on a new contract with Danny Wilson’s side, subject to visa.

The 27-year-old has become an important component of the Glasgow squad since arriving from Exeter in the summer of 2020, with the prop making 29 appearances to date in the black and blue jersey.

A former cornerstone of the Jaguares front-row, Pieretto featured 17 times for the Argentinian franchise in their run to the 2019 Super Rugby Final.

His club form saw him selected for Argentina ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, featuring in Los Pumas’ victory over the USA in Kumagaya.

Pieretto was then called up for the Barbarians in November 2019, running out in the colours of the world’s most famous invitational team against Fiji at Twickenham.

After a spell at Sandy Park, the tight-head made his Glasgow Warriors debut in a 15-3 win over Edinburgh at BT Murrayfield in the COVID-19 rearranged clash in August 2020.

An impressive debut campaign at Scotstoun saw the Puma recognised at the club’s end-of-season Awards Week, picking up the Mackenzie Construction Most Improved Player of the Season prize.

His most recent outing in Glasgow colours came in Friday night’s hard-earned win over Munster at Scotstoun, coming off the bench for Simon Berghan in the second half to help the Warriors secure the victory.

“I’m loving my time here and I’m very happy to be able to re-sign with Glasgow Warriors,” a delighted Pieretto told glasgowwarriors.org following his re-signing.

“I love being a part of this club – it’s a great group of boys that create an amazing atmosphere and play a fun brand of rugby.

“I’m hugely passionate about being a part of the history of this club and I’m very excited for this season, the seasons to come and to see the reward for all the hard work we have been putting in.”

Head Coach Danny Wilson added: “We’re pleased that Enrique has committed his future to the club.

“In these last two years he has been a consistent performer for us and has become a favourite among the squad.

“He’s a quiet man who goes about his business and was well deserving of being named our most improved player for the 2020/21 season.

“We’re all looking forward to seeing Enrique continue to grow in a Warriors jersey.”

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