- Date of Birth15 Sep 1994
- BirthplaceCórdoba, Argentina
- Height1.82m (5' 12)
- Weight118kg (18st 8lbs)
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A loosehead prop capped by Argentina as a 21-year-old, Facundo Gigena joined Leicester Tigers in January 2018.
He gained national representative honours at three age-group levels, including the Junior World Championships of 2013 and 2014, after starting his club career with Tala in the Torneo de Cordoba.
Facundo played Super Rugby with the Jaguares and made his senior international debut against Chile in Santiago during June 2016, marking the occasion with a try in an 87-12 victory.
The front-rower played in the Premiership ‘A’ League against Worcester at Welford Road during November 2017 as part of a trial period at the club and returned in the new year after agreeing a pro contract.
He enjoyed a breakthrough year in 2018/19, playing 20 first-team games and gaining his first experience of European Cup rugby.
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