NEWLY promoted French Top 14 side Oyannax have announced the signing of Domingo Miotti – the Argentinean stand-off who had played for Glasgow Warriors since 2021 and who signed a contract extension (for an unspecified period of time) at Scotstoun as recently as the end of June – for next season.
Miotti has played 20 times for the the club over two years, sitting behind breakthrough star Tom Jordan in last season’s No 10 pecking order.
The other stand-offs currently on the Scotstoun books are veteran Duncan Weir and Ross Thompson, who had a brilliant breakthrough 2021-22 season but struggled with a series of injuries during the 2022-23 campaign. Warriors have indicated that they don’t plan to bring anyone else in before the start of next season.
Although his game time at Warriors has been limited, the 10-times capped Puma has shown his playmaking ability in impressive flashes, notably when scoring 18 of his points in an impressive 38-25 win over Munster back in March.
“Certainly, with Domingo, he has been training the house down all year, but he’s just not been able to catch a break,” said assistant coach Peter Murchie after that game. “He’s been going to get a chance then got ill in the week or had a tweak, so it has not just happened for him up to this point. But he did well at the weekend and that’s based on what he’s been in training, when he’s been absolutely carving it up.
“He got his reward for his work when we had the ball, but defensively he was outstanding as well. He’s come on leaps and bounds in that area.”
It seems that Oyannax and not Glasgow Warriors are going to reap the benefits of that progress.
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