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Leicester Tigers to sign Argentine winger Gonzalo Camacho

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Leicester Tigers have agreed terms with Argentine international winger Gonzalo Camacho.

The 28-year-old is currently in the last few months of a two-year contract with Exeter Chiefs.

I understand, however, he has agreed a deal which will bring him to Welford Road next season.

Buenos Aires-born Camacho has made 20 appearances for his country and first came to prominence in the English Premiership after joining Harlequins in 2009.

He had a successful spell in that Quins side and scored the winning try against Stade Francais in the Amlin Cup final in May 2011.

Shortly after that, the Argentine was prized away from The Stoop by Exeter and has spent two years at Sandy Park in between spells away with the Argentine national team, including the World Cup, autumn internationals and the newly-formed summer tournament Down Under, the Rugby Championship.

Exeter's director of rugby Rob Baxter has confirmed Camacho's likely departure. "It's a difficult one for us and, at this stage, it looks unlikely that we're going to offer him a new contract for next year," said Baxter.

"He has been aware of that for a little while and is assessing his options."

Camacho is 5ft 10in and weighs in at 13-and-a-half-stones. He is known for his pace and balance.

He is set to join an impressive core of wingers at director of rugby Richard Cockerill's disposal next season.

It already includes Adam Thompstone, Niall Morris, Vereniki Goneva and Miles Benjamin, who should be fit again at the start of the 2013-14 season.

If Camacho is chosen for the Pumas squad for the upcoming Rugby Championships this summer, he is likely to be away from the club at the same time as prop Marcos Ayerza.

The tournament begins in mid-August and ends in early October.

Leicester Tigers to sign Argentine winger Gonzalo Camacho


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