After signing for Glasgow in March 2023, Facundo Cordero had to wait nearly a year to make his debut for the club, a string of injuries hampering the Argentinian for much of the past 12 months.  

He finally made his Warriors bow in the 40-7 thumping of Dragons earlier this month, and now wants to press on after a torrid beginning to his time at Scotstoun.  

He said: “I am happy about it. It has been a long time so [I am] happy to be involved.”  

The 25-year-old said he is keen to put his injury troubles behind him.  

He added: “I don’t even think about the injuries. I try to stay positive and make the most of the day.  

“As soon as I was over the injury, I started training. I knew it would take two or three weeks to get involved but from the first minute I was trying to compete.”

Scotland Rugby News: Facundo Cordero on his Glasgow debutFacundo Cordero on his Glasgow debut (Image: SNS) 

With Kyle Steyn and Kyle Rowe among the Glasgow players retained by Scotland this week, Cordero is likely to get another opportunity when Franco Smith’s side travel to Benetton on Saturday.  

Cordero, whose older brother Santiago has more than 50 caps for Argentina, says he’s always learning from the two Scotland internationals.  

“Steyno is a different type of winger to me. Completely different. He’s a strong man – he’s a big ball carrier, I’m more like the other Kyle [Rowe]. He’s smaller and more of a stepper.  

“I see him – he's my age but I learn from him. He’s a good defender and a very good communicator in the team. We want to play, but if he sees something I am doing wrong, he will tell me because we want to improve.”  

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Cordero, who has been living with his fellow countrymen Lucio Sordoni and Sebastian Cancelliere, says a strong Argentinian presence at the club has helped him settle in. He’s also close with Edinburgh’s Emiliano Boffelli, and Celtic’s Alexandro Bernabei.  

He said: “It is easier to live away from home if you have people that you know.” 

Cordero, who arrived in Glasgow from Exeter Chiefs, said familiar faces have helped him settle in the city.  

“We spend a lot of time with the Argentinian guys.  

“I like big cities. Exeter was a little bit boring as a city – both different experiences, Exeter is more of a town, and Glasgow is more of a city and I have four Argentinians [here], so we have fun every weekend.”