Pieretto to join Glasgow Warriors
By Mark Stevens
Exeter Chiefs prop Enrique Pieretto is to leave the Gallagher Premiership club at the end of the season, having signed for Guinness Pro12 outfit, Glasgow Warriors.
The 25-year-old Argentinian international has signed a two-year contract, subject to visa and medical.
Pieretto has prior experience of playing at Scotstoun, having started for the Chiefs in January’s 31-31 draw with the Warriors in the Heineken Champions Cup.
The tight-head joined the Devon club in November, having played for the Barbarians against Fiji at Twickenham in November
Standing at 6’1” and weighing in at 119kg, Pieretto becomes incoming head coach Danny Wilson’s second new signing, following the news that Richie Gray has already agreed to re-join the club this summer from Top14 champions Toulouse.
The man from Cordoba was part of Mario Ledesma’s 31-man squad for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, featuring in the Pumas’ pool stage victory over the USA in Kumagaya.
Capped 24 times by his country to date, the prop was also selected to represent the Barbarians in their clash with Fiji at Twickenham back in November.
Pieretto was involved in the Jaguares’ run to the final of Super Rugby in 2019, making 17 appearances for the franchise en-route to their runners-up finish.
Commenting on his move, Pieretto said: "I am very grateful for the opportunity the Chiefs have given me this season. To come to a top club like Exeter is not only an honour, but it has helped to improve my game so much. Obviously, we still have a lot of the season to go, and I will be doing all I can to ensure that my time with the Chiefs finishes on a high note.
"At the same time, Glasgow Warriors is a great club with great players. I spoke to Danny Wilson and he told me his plans for the future. I’m excited about his vision and I’m looking forward to playing for him and the other coaches."
Incoming Glasgow Warriors Head Coach, Wilson added: "Enrique has 24 caps for Argentina and we've been impressed with his performances for Exeter Chiefs, including the recent game against Glasgow. He's an abrasive and aggressive scrummager and it's great news that he has decided to join us next season."