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Warriors seal Stortoni deal
PA Sport
August 28, 2007

Glasgow Warriors have confirmed the arrival of Argentinian full-back Bernardo Stortoni from Guinness Premiership side Bristol.

The 30-year-old, who has won 19 caps for Argentina but missed out on their World Cup squad, has agreed a one-year contract with an option for a further 12 months.

Bernardo scored 18 tries in 42 appearances for Bristol, and Glasgow are convinced they have signed a first-class number 15, following the departures of Rory Lamont to Sale and Francisco Leonelli to Saracens.

Warriors head coach Sean Lineen said: ``I was looking to add some experience to the backline and losing Rory Lamont and Francisco Leonelli also left us short.

``Having looked at some footage and spoken to Richard Hill at Bristol and Argentina's director of rugby, Les Cusworth, I know Bernie will bring a lot of energy and experience to the Warriors' backline.''

Stortoni said: ``The boys are all very friendly and they know my English isn't very good, so I must say thank you to them for taking the time to teach me all the different moves.''

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