A little over a year passed from that remembered Super Rugby final between Jaguars and Crusaders, on July 6, 2019 in Christchurch. The 19-3 win gave the title to the local team, the third in a row and the tenth for his showcase. Of that Argentine team that made history, many chose another path that began to expand after the suspension of the tournament due to the pandemic in 2020.
Of that initial fifteen, among the backs few were left on the team. Ramiro Moyano went after the World Cup with The Pumas in Japan to Toulon, but in the last month Matías Orlando joined who signed with Newcastle of England, Jerónimo de la Fuente, the team captain that night, who moved his game to Perpignan in French ProD2 and recently Matías Moroni who confirmed his move to Leicester from December. Emiliano Boffelli follows that sounds in teams from Europe. For the moment, Tomás Cubelli and Joaquín Díaz Bonilla remain on campus.
Among the forwards there are also several that do not continue. The bleeding on the third starting line of the decisive match left Javier Ortega Desio alone in the current squad. Pablo Matera joined the Stade Francais post World Cup and Marcos Kremer has been keeping him company for a couple of weeks. In addition to the current head coach at the Paris club, is Gonzalo Quesada.
The second line does not follow either since Tomás Lavanini signed with Leicester after the Puma presentation in Japan, while Guido Petti is the brand new reinforcement of Bordeaux, where he will share the dressing room with Santiago Cordero. In the first line the three that represented the team remain: Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, Agustín Creevy and Santiago Medrano, although they also sound in some clubs abroad as reinforcement.
Among the substitutes, the first to put together the suitcases was Enrique Pieretto, who after the World Cup signed for Exeter Chiefs, but now joined the ranks of Glasgow Warriors in Scotland. Juan Manuel Leguizamón followed the same path and his intention was to join the United States Major League, however the pandemic prevented him from traveling for the time being. Julián Montoya is still a player of the Argentine team but he is another of the names that sounds strong in the Old Continent, just like Mayco Vivas, a diamond in the rough for any front line.
Tomás Lezana, Felipe Ezcurra, Domingo Miotti and Sebastián Cancelliere continue on campus. They were among the 28 players called up but then they were not part of the team to play the final. In addition, Santiago Carreras, Juan Cruz Mallía, Lucas Paulos, Lucio Sordini and Juan Pablo Zeiss, all with a presence in Jaguares to face the future that the Argentine team has from now on.