Juan Pablo Socino returns to Clifton Lane!
Rotherham Rugby Club are delighted to announce that former Titan Juan Pablo Socino has agreed terms, which will see him return to Clifton Lane for the 2013-14 RFU Championship season.
The capture of Socino is regarded as a marquee signing for the Titans, with the Buenos Aires-born 24 year-old expected to have a huge impact in the Championship.
Socino is the record point’s scorer in a season for the Titans with his haul of 278 points in the 2010-11 season. The following year he moved to Nottingham where he was included in that season’s Championship dream team.
Titans Head Coach Lee Blackett, enthusiastically commenting on the clubs latest addition said, “We’ve made a number of signings and I consider the signing of Juan Pablo to be a massive one for the club, he’s a player who has the X-Factor! Juan sees the way we want to play the game and how we’ve developed a certain style and he wants to be involved in that and we have given him the opportunity to come back to England.
“As soon has his name came up we acted very quickly to secure the deal and that showed Juan how much we regarded him and how much we wanted him to return to Clifton Lane. We also acted quickly because once it would have become common knowledge Juan was available, we would have been fighting with a whole host of other clubs to sign him.
“I’ve played a couple of times against Juan and for me he is the best inside centre in the division. I think he’s proven in his previous two years in the Championship he’s one of the very best players in the league.
“Juan is a top performer who will add to what we have here at Clifton Lane. He’s a good ball carrier who will get us over the gain line, he’s got unbelievable strength, he’s got a low-centre of gravity which makes him elusive and difficult to tackle, he always stays on his feet in contact, his distribution skills are very good having played previously at fly half and he can kick, both out of hand and at the posts.
“We feel we have got a complete rugby player in Juan; off the field he’s a real gentleman and he is really looking forward to returning to Rotherham Rugby Club. He will be a critical player for us next season and we are looking forward to working with him as we aim to take the club forward.”