Julián Montoya and Tomás Cubelli will end their relationship with the Argentine Rugby Union, once the Rugby Championship is over, to join the Western Force of Australia, starting in January 2021.
In the case of the 26-year-old hooker trained in Newman, it was five seasons with Jaguares and this will be his first experience in a foreign club. For his part, the scrum half emerged in Belgrano Athletic will wear the colors of an Australian team for the second time, after playing the 2016 and 2017 Personal Super Rugby editions with Brumbies.
Regarding his statistics in Jaguares, Montoya played 63 matches and supported 7 tries, while Cubelli, in 21 appearances, scored 3 wins. Both players were present at the 2019 Personal Super Rugby final against the Crusaders in Christchurch.
The Australian Western Force franchise is based in the city of Perth and competed in the Global Rapid Rugby and the National Rugby Championship. It was also part of the AU Super Rugby played this year.
Regarding his future separation from the UAR, Julián Montoya stated: “They were the best years of my life and my professional career, which left a lot of learning and enriching experiences within the UAR system. I take great friends with me, who were undoubtedly an important part of all this growth. I also want to make a very special mention to my family and my girlfriend, who have always supported my decisions in recent years, to my club Newman and to the public that has always accompanied us with Jaguares ”.
“Already settled in Australia, I am very proud and we are privileged to be preparing a new Rugby Championship with Los Pumas, in an atypical year due to the coronavirus pandemic. We have to take this opportunity to be representing our country with the most important shirt that we all want ”
On the other hand, Cubelli, with experience in Australian rugby, said: “I am very grateful to my family, my girlfriend, my friends and the Argentine Rugby Union for this shared cycle since I returned to the country in mid-2017. country, competing with Jaguares in one of the most demanding competitions in the world, playing a final and fighting until the last minute is something that will remain forever in my heart. I’m going to miss the people who always cheered on Velez and who always believed in this great team. I have to go back to Australia, but knowing that this is a see you later ”.
“Now very excited about Los Pumas, full of energy after this concentration in Uruguay and the arrival in Sydney. When you have a new chance to represent the country it is the most beautiful thing and especially if it is in the Rugby Championship. Added to this year that everything was very strange. In that sense, the excitement is greater ”.