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Sambucetti Signs On For Bristol

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.”

25th April 2013 published by Tom Tainton

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