During the last days it was confirmed that, once the Rugby Championship was over, the hooker from The Pumas, Julian MontoyaHe will continue his professional career in the Australian Western Force, together with Tomás Cubelli.
What were the reasons for making that decision, the present of the Argentine team in Sydney, the new faces of the squad, the inclusion of “Europeans” to the squad … Some of the issues that the man emerged in Newman played a chat with Scrum.
Here, a review with his most outstanding phrases, in the preview of what will be the contest that will take place in Aussie lands, in an atypical year product of the effects of the pandemic.
1- “The possibility of going to play Western Force came up, which I liked a lot. Above all, knowing that I go with Tomi Cubelli, who is a good friend of mine and is a tremendous player… I also like the tournament, and it also fits well with the international calendar, as long as it is called for Los Pumas. All the decisions I make are always thinking about being able to wear the Los Pumas jersey “.
Tomás Cubelli’s company, possible calls for Los Pumas and more: the hooker of the selected team explained it in a heads-up with Scrum.
2- “Despite all the protocols that we are respecting, we are happy to be in australia. The cost to pay is very low, compared to what was the year. All tours with Los Pumas are special, but this one is different. “
The Los Pumas hooker spoke to Scrum and expressed his joy at being part of the team, in an atypical year.
3- “We train line and scrum every day here in Australia. Obviously, it cost us more than normal at the beginning, but it is a matter of dusting ourselves off. The ball falls less and less in training“.
In dialogue with Scrum, the Los Pumas hooker referred to the squad training sessions in Aussie lands, in the previous Rugby Championship.
4-“It is very positive what the ‘European’ players can contribute. In terms of level, in terms of energy … They will add a lot. On the other hand, in relation to the youngest, I found guys with a lot of desire, who are physically impeccable. They seem to have been with us for a long time. They are all very prepared. “
The hooker of the team that Mario Ledesma directs referred to the youngest, who are in Australia preparing for the Rugby Championship.