Glasgow Warriors to honour Aramburu

Glasgow Warriors to honour Aramburu

Glasgow Warriors and the Warrior Nation will come together at Scotstoun to remember a much-loved team-mate and friend tomorrow night, following the recent tragic death of Federico Aramburu.

Aramburu was tragically killed at the age of just 42 in Paris a fortnight ago, with tomorrow night’s match against Zebre Parma the first home fixture since the news of his passing.

The former Argentinian winger, who helped Los Pumas to third place at the 2007 Rugby World Cup, joined the club in 2010 and became the 185th player to pull on a Glasgow Warriors jersey.

Glasgow Warriors and Zebre Parma players will join the Warrior Nation for a minute’s applause prior to kick-off, remembering a man whose character and kindness to all shone alongside his talents on the rugby pitch.

Supporters will also be able to contribute their own memories of Aramburu and pay tribute to the winger through the club’s virtual Book of Condolence, which can be found at the bottom of this page.

In his memory, a JustGiving page has been established by former Glasgow team-mates of Aramburu, with the goal of raising £5000 to support his wife and three young children.

To support this goal, please click here.

15 of those friends and former team-mates will be in attendance at Scotstoun tomorrow night, and will join in from trackside with the pre-match minute’s applause.

Those team-mates are: Ed Kalman, Hefin O’Hare, Chris Fusaro, James Eddie, Doug Hall, Colin Shaw, Andy Henderson, Pete Horne, Ryan Grant, Fergus Thomson, Chris Cusiter, Tom Ryder, Graeme Morrison, Colin Gregor and Ruaridh Jackson.

Glasgow Warriors Managing Director Al Kellock, who himself played alongside Aramburu, said: “Fede was a truly gifted rugby player, but above all he was one of the greatest human beings you could ever have the privilege to meet.

“We’re proud to come together as a club, including our network of past players, to honour the memory of a true Warrior at our final home game of the regular season.

“I know that many of you will have your own memories of Federico, and I encourage you to share those stories and help us remember a friend we all hold dear.”

To contribute to the virtual Book of Condolence, please click here

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