London Welsh: Gonzalo Tiesi joins the Exiles

Gonzalo Tiesi

London Welsh have completed the signing of Argentina international centre Gonzalo Tiesi.

Tiesi has previous experience of the Premiership with London Irish and Harlequins, making a combined total of 40 appearances in the English league.

The 27-year-old, who has 32 caps for Argentina, has recently been playing for San Isidro in his native country.

"The signing of Gonzalo Tiesi is a very significant one by the club," Welsh head coach Lyn Jones said.

Tiesi was a member of the Argentina side for last season's autumn internationals, and was part of the Puma's team that beat Wales at the Millennium Stadium.

"He's also a player of true international quality," said Jones. "He proved himself again over the autumn period with Argentina.

"We look forward to Gonzalo adding a great deal to the playing and training environment at London Welsh."