Agustín Creevy arrived in Los Pumas in 2005 with a fresh 20 years and being at that time third line of the Club San Luis. Debuted in the Argentine team in the old court of Buenos Aires on the side of Route 202 in a match against Japan. The test with Samoa on the same stage followed a week later. The forwards returned in 2009 and from there he added a decade as the protagonist wearing the light blue and white shirt. Today 35 years old and a newcomer to the London Irish, Agustín Creevy will not be part of the squad that will play the Rugby Championship. When was the last time you were absent?
When resorting to the statistics it is difficult not to see the name of Agustín Creevy next to Los Pumas. He has 89 appearances with the Argentine jersey that decree him as the player with the most caps with the blue and white. He played the last three World Cups, was the captain from 2014 to 2018 in a total of 49 presentations. In the Rugby Championship said present in the eight editions from the first in 2012 to the last in 2019 where he accumulated 38 games, of which 30 were as a starter.
When was the last time Creevy was not in a call? You have to go back six years. Specifically to the june window 2014, when Daniel Hourcade gave the list for the two games against Ireland and the remainder against Scotland. On that occasion, the La Plata player was not on the list. The Tucumán coach wanted to see some players in action and preferred to reserve those who played in Europe for the Rugby Championship.
The same thing happened with Santiago Phelan in 2013. Creevy was not called up for the june window against England (two games) and Georgia, since the then coach of Los Pumas made two lists: one for the June window with the majority of local players and another for the Rugby Championship where he included the hooker and the players who performed abroad.
For the tour november 2013, the first line was on the list but an injury left him out of the matches against England, Wales and Italy. In the previous one, during a meeting with her team at that time,. Worcester Warriors, injured his right knee in front of Bath. The window was lost, she had to undergo surgery and she was off the field for three months.
Today, part of the campus of The Pumas are already in Australia awaiting their debut against South Africa on November 7 for the 2020 Rugby Championship. Players from Europe will be incorporated on October 19, however, among them Agustín Creevy this time will not be part of the game because the newcomer to the London Irish chose to stay in England for personal reasons.
“This year it couldn’t be. I deeply regret not being part of the list that will contest the Rugby Championship. It was an extremely difficult decision for me, but given the personal and particular circumstances that I am going through, I made the painful and difficult decision of not being in this edition of the tournament ”, published the former captain of the Argentine national team on his social networks.