Edinburgh sign Argentina prop Felipe Arregui until January

Felipe Arregui trains with Edinburgh
Felipe Arregui has been training with Edinburgh

Argentina tight-head prop Felipe Arregui has signed for Edinburgh from Super League franchise Jaguares until the end of January.

Acting head coach Duncan Hodge was delighted to give the 6ft 2in Arregui the chance to shine at the Pro12 club.

"At only 22, he has an impressive CV for a prop and we're excited to see what he can offer," he said.

"He's shown a real enthusiasm and energy in training, which we're sure will transfer on to the park."

Arregui could make his Edinburgh debut against Harlequins in the European Challenge Cup after being named on the bench for Saturday's game at Murrayfield.

Having already played for his country at under-19 and under-20 level, the 6ft 2in, 17st 5lb Arregui made his debut for Argentina as a replacement in their 26-24 victory over South Africa in August.

The prop, who can also pack down at loose-head, was named as part of the Jaguares squad for 2016 after impressing with Argentine side Duendes.

Arregui, who featured for the Super Rugby side on five occasions, told Edinburgh's website: "I'm very happy and excited to be joining Edinburgh Rugby and I come with the intention of giving my all for the team.

"I really like the way the squad and coaches work to improve each day with a view to growing the team and the club."

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