The Teros have a new Captain. This is Andrés Vilaseca, one of the pillars of the Charrúa team in recent years.
The back has a large resume on its back. He conquered the Nations Cup three times (2017-2018-2019), played the World Cups of England 2015 and Japan 2019 (playing all eight games with the light blue team), had his way through professional rugby in the United States Major League Rugby United together with Austin Elite and in the American Super League playing for Peñarol. Formed in Old Boys, the center was part of the last Uruguayan Champion team to come out in 2013.
Andrés Vilaseca will take the post left by Juan Manuel Gaminara, who led the Uruguayan team from 2016 to the present. However, after the great performance Celeste in the last World Cup, she made the decision to focus on her profession and disconnect from high performance: “You never leave the National Team, if you need me, I will be there, but after the World
The now captain of Los Teros, has an important antecedent as captain, since he received this distinction during the game against the Wallabies in the last World Cup. For the third consecutive cycle, Los Teros will be led by an Old Boys player. Santiago Vilaseca (Andrés’s older brother) was captain of Uruguay in RWC England 2015 and Juan Manuel Gaminara who assumed that role in 2016.
Date of birth: May 8, 1991
Club: Old boys
Debut with Los Teros: April 27, 2013 vs Argentina XV
Titles with Uruguay: Nations Cup 2017, 2018 and 2019
Participation in World Cups: England 2015 and Japan 2019