<
>

Pumas star Leonardo Senatore signs for Argentina's Super Rugby franchise

Leonardo Senatore (second left) has signed to join Argentina team-mates in Super Rugby. Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Leonardo Senatore is Argentina's latest Rugby World Cup star to sign with his country's new Super Rugby franchise.

Senatore, who had been playing club rugby in England for Worcester Warriors, has signed a two-year contract with the Argentine Rugby Union (UAR) until December 2017.

"Everything counted in my decision to return home, to play in such a tournament, be close to the family," Senatore said.

"Super Rugby has an impressive dynamic hard to find in other tournaments... you can see the best rugby in any match."

Senatore was Argentina's first choice No.8 at the World Cup in England, helping them reach the semifinals before bowing out to the Wallabies.

He joins most of his World Cup team-mates in the franchise, the majority of whom have also been picked for the Pumas' season-ending match against the Barbarians at Twickenham on November 21.