Nieto makes Gloucester move
By Lee Walker
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Carlos Nieto has become Gloucester's second Italian signing in as many days.
Gloucester have signed their second Italian in as many days with the acquisition of prop Carlos Nieto.
The 29-year-old tight-head, who won the last of his nine caps for the Azzuri against England two weeks ago, will join next season on a three-year deal from Viadana and joins lock Marco Bortolami at Kingsholm.
Nieto will cover for Phil Vickery and is delighted with his move to the Guinness Premiership.
He said: "This is a very exciting move for me, and I'm delighted to be joining a club of Gloucester's reputation.
"I believe Gloucester will be strong contenders for domestic and European honours in the next three years, and that's something I want to be part of."
Coach Dean Ryan added: "He is a high-class addition to our forward pack in an area that needed strengthening.
"I am motivated to sign players who I believe will bring us a new dimension and an extra edge to our game.
"I am sure Carlos, as an international who is getting better all the time, can do that."