Munster sign hooker Eusebio Guinazu

The 32-year old Argentine hooker has agreed a short term contract with Irish province

 Argetine hooker Eusebio Guinazu (centre) has joined Munster on a short term contract.  Photograph:   JUAN MABROMATA/GettyImages

Argetine hooker Eusebio Guinazu (centre) has joined Munster on a short term contract. Photograph: JUAN MABROMATA/GettyImages

 

Munster have confirmed the signing of Argentinian hooker Eusebio Guinazu on a four-month contract.

He will join the province later in the month subject to obtaining a work permit and passing the normal medical procedures.

With Mike Sherry on the long-term injury list following a recent shoulder surgery the 32-year-old Argentinian has been recruited on a short-term contract.

Guinazu has just completed two seasons at Premiership outfit Bath and he has previously played for French clubs Biarritz and Toulouse and Super Rugby side the Stormers.

The Mendoza-born international has 36 caps for his country and featured for Argentina in the 2013 Rugby Championship campaign.

Munster coach Anthony Foley said, “We need to hit the ground running this season and to do this we need to have a full complement of players available to us.

“We have short-term setbacks with Niall Scannell rehabbing from wrist injury and Damien Varley managing a foot injury, but with Sherry ruled out until next year it is great that we can call on the services of an experienced versatile player such as Eusebio.

“His availability will certainly help us get through the opening period of the season.”

In other squad news Cian Bohane will undergo a scan tomorrow after sustaining a knee injury on Friday night in Munster’s victory against London Irish at the Waterford RSC.

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