Enrique Pieretto has left Glasgow Warriors after four years at the club, and signed for the New South Wales Waratahs on loan. 

The tighthead hasn’t played since November and has made 33 appearances since joining from Exeter Chiefs.

The 29-year-old hasn’t played since a win over Benetton late last year and the hierarchy at Scotstoun have agreed to let him go. 

Pieretto has also picked up 23 caps for his country since his debut in 2016 while playing for Jaguares in his homeland.

He then joined Exeter Chiefs and played nine times in his only season at the English side before heading for Glasgow.

A statement from Glasgow said: “Glasgow Warriors have agreed to allow Enrique Pieretto to depart the club on loan with immediate effect, allowing the Argentinian to take up an opportunity overseas.

“The 29-year-old departs following four seasons at Scotstoun, having initially joined the club in the summer of 2020 after a short spell with Exeter Chiefs in the English Premiership.

“He earned the Mackenzie Construction Most Improved Player of the Season award at the end of his first full campaign at Scotstoun, having impressed during the Covid-19-impacted 2020/21 season.

“The Cordoba native has made 33 appearances to date for the club, most recently in the 26-12 victory over Benetton at Scotstoun back in November.

“He previously featured in Super Rugby for the Jaguares, making 17 appearances for the Argentinian side on their run to the 2019 Super Rugby final.

“Glasgow Warriors would like to thank Pieretto for his contribution over the last four seasons, and wish him and his family all the very best.”

The Australian franchise confirmed his signing overnight - along with that of Pone Fa'amausuli from the Melbourne Rebels.

“Both Pone and Enrique give us experience and size in the crucial prop position where we have been hit by significant injury numbers,” Head Coach Darren Coleman said.

“Both have played at the highest levels of the game and are hungry for opportunity.

“A genuine thank you to both the Melbourne Rebels and the Glasgow Warriors who have worked in a very cooperative and sympathetic manner to allow this,” 

Pieretto will join Edinburgh-bound Mosese Tuipulotu at the Waratahs. 

The Argentina international is expected to arrive in Australia on Thursday, but won't be involved in the Super Rugby Pacific derby against the Brumbies on Saturday.