Monday, February 24, 2014

Mariano Galarza Try-Scoring Double for Worcester v Sale Sharks

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Argentine international second-rower Mariano Galarza put in an impressive performance for a defeated Worcester Warriors side in the round fifteen match against the Sale Sharks on the weekend. The Puma scored two tries for Worcester who look set to be relegated back to the RFU Championship.

Mariano Galarza is one of four Pumas playing for the Worcester Warriors but is, arguably the one to have enhanced his standing to the greatest extent. Former Argentine international fly half Ignacio Mieres was the first to join the Warriors with Leonardo Senatore, Agustín Creevy and Galarza subsequently did so. Creevy has had a problematic season. Having returned from international duty he was quickly thrust into the starting position as the top Worcester hooker but he was injured in the last match before the November tour of England, Wales and Italy. 

Without Creevy both Argentina and Worcester had issues and his return for the club has enabled the team to have more attacking power around the fringes. Senatore has missed out on game time due to injury and suspension while Mieres is no longer considered to be the leading fly half at the club. The future of all players is clouded at Worcester due to the team being bottom of the standings and now facing a three match handicap behind he only other club tha could realistically be relegated, Newcastle.

Galarza has secured his place in the Aviva Premiership next season as the La Plata second-rower will play for Gloucester. His move is a one year deal and was made with an eye to Super Rugby as Galarza is a player with many years remaining as a Puma. Now aged 27, Galarza is two years younger than Manuel Carizza and four years younger than Patricio Albacete. 

Despite his club failing to deliver results he form of Galarza has ben positive for Los Pumas. Should be continue to perform he stands a strong chance of overtaking Carizza to form a starting second-row combination with Albacete in the Rugby Championship. Galarza´s two tries against Sale Sharks on the weekend were his second and third for the season in the English Premiership. 

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