Transfer News: Ealing complete the signing Argentina international
Ealing Trailfinders have announced the signing of Argentina international Segundo Tuculet, who will join us for the 2018/19 season!
The 24-year-old has played the majority of his rugby at full-back, but can also play on the wing and the centre as he brings further depth to the back-line for the upcoming campaign.
The 5ft 11” Argentinian began his career with Los Tilos back in his home country, and then moved to Jaguares where he featured in their debut season in Super Rugby, regularly facing the best teams from the Southern Hemisphere.
🗣 “I have always wanted to play in English rugby for all the history it has, and I am very happy to do it with Ealing Trailfinders with a great season ahead.” pic.twitter.com/SKbcJlMjf5
— Ealing Trailfinders (@ealingtfrugby) May 23, 2018
Tuculet then swapped South America for France to spend a year with Narbonne and will now re-locate to West London. As the brother of current Argentina international Joaquin Tuculet he has plenty of rugby pedigree, and is well known for his pace and natural ability.
He has represented his country on a number of different levels, after pulling on the famous blue and white jersey at Under 18s and 19s age grade before then spending two years on the Sevens circuit. His first cap for Argentina came in 2016 against Chile, and he marked the occasion with two tries.
Tuculet is thrilled to be challenging himself in the Greene King IPA Championship next season.
“I have always wanted to play in English rugby for all the history it has, and I am very happy to do it with Ealing Trailfinders with a great season ahead.”
Director of Rugby Ben Ward is looking forward to adding further quality to the back-line for the 2018/19 campaign.
“Segundo has experience at the highest level of world rugby and we are delighted to welcome him to Vallis Way. He has fantastic core skills as well as some real pace so he gives us another attacking threat for next season which I’m sure will excite our supporters.”