Newcastle sign Argentina prop Juan Pablo Orlandi from Bath

• Orlandi moves north after two years at The Rec
• Experienced front rower gives us depth, says Dean Richards
• Talking points from the weekend’s Premiership action

Newcastle have signed the Argentina prop Juan Pablo Orlandi from Bath. The 31-year-old joined Bath from Racing Metro in February 2013, following five seasons with the Italian club Rovigo.

Dean Richards believes the 15-cap front-rower will boost his squad’s depth. Newcastle are third bottom in the Premiership. “We’re delighted to be able to bring a player of Juan Pablo’s calibre into the club,” the club’s rugby director said.

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