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Senatore signing a statement of intent with Warriors
9:30am Thursday 24th January 2013 in Sport
ARGENTINIAN international back row Leonardo Senatore has agreed a move to Worcester Warriors from next season.
Sixways head coach Richard Hill is delighted with his capture of the 17-cap flanker or number eight and sees the deal as a real statement of intent.
Abrasive 28-year-old Senatore impressed at the 2011 Rugby World Cup before enjoying a spell in the Top 14 in France with Toulon. He last played for Argentina against Ireland at Lansdowne Road in November.
“Leonardo is a fantastic signing for Warriors. Like the vast majority of Argentinian players he is very passionate about his rugby, will give everything, is very dedicated and extremely loyal,” said Hill.
“He has good technical ability and is a strong ball-carrying back row forward of considerable size. Leonardo is a real athlete who brings vast experience from his international action.
“We have seen him in action for Argentina and he has been on our radar for the last few years. He has been in fantastic form. Leonardo will add experience and quality to our squad and we look forward to him joining.
“He has really come through into the Argentinian ranks. They are turning a few heads in world rugby at the moment and he is one of their main players.
“He’s a nice person and speaks good English, so I think he will be a quality signing for us.”
Hill added: “I’ve seen enough of Leonardo over the last couple of seasons to know he’s a top quality player.
“He will be away with Argentina for the early part of the summer and he will join us as soon as his championship has finished.”