De la Fuente, a benchmark in Argentine rugby


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De la Fuente, a benchmark in Argentine rugby

In the context of an uncertain outlook for Jaguars facing the future, Jerónimo de la Fuente was confirmed during the last hours as a new addition to Perpignan, a team that competes in the Pro D2 in France.

The Rosario center emerged in Duentes, who at age 29 played 54 test matches with Los Pumas, will join his future squad once his contract with the UAR, in December 2020, ended, and has already stated that he dreams of returning the multi-champion cast in France to the Top 14, the first division of the European country.

It should be noted that Jerónimo signed for three seasons and will defend the colors that Dan Carter, Rimas Álvarez and Federico Martín Aramburu once defended.

Thus, Jaguares loses, no less, than his captain. De la Fuente leaves the Argentine team being one of his figures and, naturally, one of his references. What’s more: it was from the first participation in Super Rugby, back in 2016.

De la Fuente is, from the birth of the Argentine team until today, the fifth player who spent the most minutes on the court (3564). In this regard, only Pablo Matera (3739), Emiliano Boffelli (3858), Matías Orlando (3861) and Guito Petti (4210) surpass him.

Until the officialization of his departure for Perpignan, 6 were the tries he provided for Super Rugby. The first of them, in 2016 against Stormers. The last one, against Hurricanes in 2019, year that, without a doubt, was the most outstanding of the center that arose in Duendes …

The arrival of Gonzalo Quesada as the team’s head coach was a before and an after in his career, since the opening of Los Pumas decided to grant him the captaincy of the team that made history reaching the Super Rugby final for the first time (he was dropped before Crusaders in Christchurch).

Nationality: Argentinian.
Age: 29 years.
Date of birth: 02-24-1991.
Market Stall: Center.

Sports race
2011-2013 Elves of Rosario (Superior Campus).
2013-2015 Pampas XV (Argentina).
2015-2020 Jaguares (Argentina).
2020-2022 Perpignan (France).
Total games played in Jaguars: 51 (47 as holder).
Points scored in Jaguares: 30.

Los Pumas (2014-present).
Caps: 54 (38 as holder).
Points: 35 (7 tries).
Debut: 05/17/2014 vs. Uruguay (Paysandú).
Participations in RWC: England 2015 and Japan 2019.
Matches played on RWC: 10 (6 as holder).
Points in RWC: 5 (1 try).
Matches played in Rugby Championship: 21 (15 as holder).
Points in Rugby Championship: 5 (1 try).


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