TRANSFER | Argentina legend Agustin Creevy set for Premiership return

The former Argentina captain has joined the Jaguares exodus: with a report in France saying he’s joined Gallagher Premiership side London Irish.

According to Ole, the 35-year-old hooker will be announced as the Exiles newest signing in the next few days on a two-year deal ahead of the 2020/21 season.

Creevy has already played for four European clubs, including: French sides Biarritz, Clermont and Montpellier plus English team Worcester . 

The 85-cap international legend becomes the ninth Puma to make a move to the Gallagher Premiership ahead of next season. 

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The others are: Tomás Lavanini, Matías Moroni, Facundo Gigena (Leicester), Martín Landajo, Santiago García Botta (Harlequins), Matías Orlando (Newcastle), Matías Alemanno (Gloucester) and Facundo Cordero (Exeter). 

Juan Figallo and Juan Pablo Socino will also be playing for Saracens in the Championship next term.

DID YOU KNOW?  his good offloading skills have led him to become called “Sonny Bill” Creevy (after the All Blacks centre Sonny Bill Williams whose trademark is offloading)


LONDON IRISH

Players in: Rob Simmons (Rumoured), Tom Homer (Bath RFC), Agustin Creevy (Jaguares)

Players out: Belgium Tuatagaloa (Rouen), Barney Maddison (Ealing Trailfinders), Will Partington (Hartpury College), Dave Porecki (Waratahs), Danny Hobbs-Awoyemi (Northampton Saints), Stephen Myler (Ospreys), Scott Steele (Harlequins), Franco van der Merwe (released), Pat Cilliers (released), Saia Fainga’a (released), Tom Stephenson (released), Bryce Campbell (released), Aliveriti Veitokani (released), Sam Collingridge (released), Jack Beltcher (released), Finlay Rossiter (released).


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Ranked! The 5 worst Premiership signings of the 2019/20 season

Oh dear, oh dear. However much we will them on, sometimes deals just don’t turn out the way we hoped – or anything like it, as these disasters demonstrate.

5. Niki Goneva (Harlequins)

Described by the club as ‘a real coup’ and ‘deadly finisher’ when the winger joined from relegated Newcastle Falcons last summer. However, it appears that the 35-year-old, who has been a prolific try scorer throughout his career, is finally starting to slow down. He didn’t cross the whitewash in his six Premiership outings for Quins this season.

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