Gonzalo Tiesi

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Gonzalo Tiesi
Birth name Gonzalo Pedro Tiesi
Date of birth (1985-04-24) 24 April 1985 (age 33)
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.84 m)
Weight 96 kg (15 st 2 Ib)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
London Irish
Stade Français
London Welsh
Newcastle Falcons
Correct as of 17 June 2013
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2004–14 Argentina 38 (30)
Correct as of 17 November 2013
National sevens team(s)
Years Team Comps
2005 Argentina 1
Correct as of 23 September 2007

Gonzalo Tiesi (born 24 April 1985 in Buenos Aires) is a retired Argentine rugby union player. Tiesi played for the London Irish, Harlequins, Stade Français, London Welsh and Newcastle Falcons, as for 31 December 2012 won 32 full caps for his national team, Los Pumas. His usual position was at centre.

Tiesi formerly played for the San Isidro Club, in the north of Buenos Aires. Prior to signing with Harlequins he played for London Irish. He has also represented Argentina Sevens at the IRB Sevens event in Los Angeles. He also played for Buenos Aires Rugby Union in 2005 and previously represented Argentina at both under-21 and under-19 level.

He was part of the Argentine squad for the 2007 Rugby World Cup which succeed in gaining Argentina's highest world cup finish of third place and Argentine squad for the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.

At the end of 2011–12 season he left France for getting back to San Isidro Club of Argentina;[1] in January 2013 Tiesi was signed by the London Welsh.[2] On 6 November 2013, he signed for Newcastle Falcons in the Aviva Premiership.[3]


  1. ^ "Gonzalo Tiesi volvió a jugar en el SIC" [Gonzalo Tiesi got back to SIC]. La Voz del Interior (in Spanish). Córdoba. 22 July 2012. Retrieved 22 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "London Welsh: Gonzalo Tiesi joins the Exiles". BBC. 28 January 2013. Retrieved 22 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Newcastle Falcons sign Argentina centre Gonzalo Tiesi". BBC Sport. 6 November 2013. 

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