Newcastle Falcons: Gonzalo Tiesi reveals injury 'frustration'
Newcastle Falcons centre Gonzalo Tiesi is eagerly awaiting his first home Premiership appearance, having spent three months out injured.
The Argentina international, 28, tore his hamstring against England, 48 hours after agreeing a deal at Kingston Park.
On Sunday, he is expected to be in the side against leaders Northampton.
Gonzalo Tiesi's career
- 2003-5: San Isidro
- 2005-8: London Irish
- 2008-10: Harlequins
- 2010-12: Stade Francais
- 2012 : San Isidro
- 2013: London Welsh
- 2013: Newcastle Falcons
He told BBC Look North: "It's been very frustrating to have to wait this long when I thought I'd be playing straight after the autumn internationals."
Tiesi, who has won 37 caps for the Pumas, has previous Premiership experience from spells with London Irish, Harlequins and London Welsh.
He finally made his Falcons bow in the LV= Cup victory over Newport Gwent Dragons earlier this month, before starting the league defeats at Bath and Harlequins.
Last weekend, Newcastle almost ended a run of eight successive league losses, only for Quins to overhaul a two-point deficit in the closing minutes.
"I've had a tough time in the gym doing rehab for two months so it's a relief to be playing," Tiesi added.
"We were so close to getting a result against Harlequins and I think we can be confident this weekend after two strong away performances."