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Falcons bolster propping stocks with Orlandi signing

Newcastle Falcons are pleased to announce the signing of Argentine international Prop Juan Pablo Orlandi from Bath Rugby.

Having begun his career with Italian side Rovigo and spent five terms with French top 14 side Racing Metro before joining Bath midway through last season, Orlandi brings extensive experience to the Falcons side.
 
With 15 full international caps to date, the move North East will see the 6'3" Argentine reunited with Gonzalo Tiesi, alongside whom he made his international debut against France in November 2008, while also joining up with fellow countryman Juan Pablo Socino.
 
Capable of covering on either side of the front row, Orlandi has gained himself a reputation as a powerful and dynamic prop.
 
Speaking of the new signing, Director of Rugby Dean Richards said: "We’re delighted to be able to bring a player of Juan Pablo's calibre into the club.
 
"Over recent months we've seen a number of front row players unavailable for selection due to injury and international duties, and to be able to add Juan Pablo to our options in that area provides us with greater depth on either side of the scrum.
 
"Juan Pablo is a strong guy who has already proven he can make an impact at the highest level, and we look forward to integrating him into our side over the coming weeks."
 

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