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Edinburgh sign Argentina prop Ulises Gamboa in short-term deal

Ulises Gamboa will join Edinburgh until the end of the season. Picture: Getty

Ulises Gamboa will join Edinburgh until the end of the season. Picture: Getty

EDINBURGH have signed Argentina international prop Ulises Gamboa from RaboDirect PRO12 rivals Aironi until the end of the season.

Gamboa adds strength to Edinburgh’s front row while Allan Jacobsen and Geoff Cross are on Six Nations duty. Another Scottish prop, Lewis Niven, is currently injured.

Edinburgh coach Michael Bradley sauid: “He’ll provide valuable support for the squad until the end of the season when we’ll reassess his place at the club.

“Ulises is a prop of considerable experience, having been capped for one of the set-piece powerhouses of world rugby.

“Edinburgh Rugby provide more players to the Scotland national team than any other club (nine) and, while it’s great for the players, the club and its fans to have such strong international representation, the availability of Ulises is welcomed at a time where we look to reach a place in the RaboDirect Pro12 that reflects our performances in the Heineken Cup.”

Gamboa, capped eight times, is available for Edinburgh’s home match against Ospreys on Friday and will also be added to the club’s Heineken Cup squad for the quarter-final against Toulouse in April.

 

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