- Date of Birth15 Sep 1994
- BirthplaceCórdoba, Argentina
- Height1.83m (6' 0)
- Weight110.5kg (17st 6lbs)
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 then 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 enjoyed a breakthrough year in 2018/19, playing 20 first-team games and gaining his first experience of European Cup rugby, and followed up with another 22 appearances in 2019/20 while also pushing himself back into the international frame.
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