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Sambucetti Signs On For Bristol

Published on 25th April 2013 by Tom Tainton

Terrace favourite commits to the Club


Mariano Sambucetti will extend his eight year stay at the Memorial Stadium after agreeing a new deal for the 2013/14 campaign.

Revered by supporters and teammates alike for his hunger, determination and commitment to the blue and white hoops, the lock forward has made 164 first team appearances.

The 33 year-old – who has represented Argentina thirteen times – made his Bristol debut in 2005 against Coventry.

Sambucetti has eight league tries to his name – more than any other second rower in the Club’s history.

He said: “Bristol will always be the Club close to my heart. As a player, I’ve been taught to play this game for the love of the shirt and that’s what I found here in Bristol – not only seen in the players, but in our proud supporters too.

“The values and traditions held by Bristol match the amateur ethos through which I have learned the game.

“The supporters have been incredible throughout my time here and I have been humbled by their support for me to continue playing for the Club. They are what make Bristol Rugby so special.

“I’m delighted Andy [Robinson] has put his trust in me to take part in a challenge as special as trying to take Bristol back to the top-flight in its 125th anniversary season.

“I’ve had offers to play elsewhere, but apart from my hometown team in Argentina, Bristol is the only Club that I would ever play for.”