Glasgow Warriors have signed back-three player Facundo Cordero for at least the rest of the season, and the 24-year-old is likely to prove a useful addition to the squad after it was revealed that Josh McKay will miss the remainder of the campaign because of injury.

Cordero, the younger brother of Argentina international Santiago Cordero, has joined the Warriors from Exeter Chiefs and has already trained with his new team-mates. Franco Smith’s squad had been short of a back-three player as a result of the decision to tear up Rufus McLean’s contract following his plea of guilty to domestic-abuse charges, but the news about McKay makes the signing all the more timely.

The Australian was playing on the wing against Zebre on Friday night when he sustained the injury. Posting on his Instagram account, he wrote: “Unfortunately I suffered an injury to my foot that requires surgery and is going to put me out for the rest of the season. Absolutely gutted that I won’t get back out on the paddock with my Glasgow Warriors brothers this season but I’ll be back.”

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Cordero has joined four of his compatriots at Scotstoun – Sebastian Cancelliere, Domingo Miotti, Enrique Pieretto and Lucio Sordoni. Speaking on the Warriors website, he said their presence had been a factor in his settling in so quickly.

“I’m very happy to be joining the boys here for the rest of the season,” he said. “I’ve really enjoyed getting to know everyone so far, and I’m keen to get some game time for this club.

“Having four fellow Argentinians here already really helped me out – the guys came and picked me up from the airport, and they’ve already acted like my family since I arrived! I’ve already had some good chats with Franco and the coaches to understand what they want from me – I can’t wait to get started.”

Smith said: “We’re pleased to be able to add a player of Facundo’s quality to the squad as we approach the business end of the season. To be a great team you first need to be a great squad, and Facundo gives us even greater strength in depth in our back three.”


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