This Saturday, Exeter chiefs Y Racing 92 faces will be seen in the high definition of the Champions Cup European, in Bristol. And in this match, with the shirt number 11, the Argentine will be Juan Imhoff, who was the hero of the semifinal against Saracens.
It should be noted, on the other hand, that the Rosario will then undertake a trip to Australia, where he will join the squad of The Pumas, who will debut on November 14 against the All Blacks for the Rugby Championship.
The presence of Juan will also mean that of a starting Argentine in a Champions League definition after 3 years. The last one to play a final from the start was Marcelo Bosch in 2016/17 in Saracens’ 28-17 win over Clermont, a team that had Patricio Fernández among the substitutes and entered 10 minutes from the end.
Facundo Cordero, for his part, who came to the English team in the midst of a pandemic, was not called up for this defining match.
Exeter: 15 Stuart Hogg, 14 Jack Nowell, 13 Henry Slade, 12 Ian Whitten, 11 Tom O’Flaherty, 10 Joe Simmonds (c), 9 Jack Maunder, 8 Sam Simmonds, 7 Jacques Vermeulen, 6 Dave Ewers, 5 Jonny Hill, 4 Jonny Gray, 3 Harry Williams, 2 Luke Cowan-Dickie, 1 Alec Hepburn.
Substitutes: 16 Jack Yeandle, 17 Ben Moon, 18 Tomas Francis, 19 Sam Skinner, 20 Jannes Kirsten, 21 Sam Hidalgo-Clyne, 22 Gareth Steenson, 23 Ollie Devotee.
Racing 92: 15 Simon Zebo, 14 Louis Dupichot, 13 Virimi Vakatawa, 12 Henry Chavancy (c), 11 Juan Imhoff, 10 Finn Russell, 9 Teddy Iribaren, 8 Antonie Claassen, 7 Fabien Sanconnie, 6 Wenceslas Lauret, 5 Dominic Bird, 4 Bernard Le Roux, 3 Georges Henri Colombe, 2 Camille Chat, 1 Eddy Ben Arous.
Substitutes: 16 Teddy Baubigny, 17 Hassane Kolingar, 18 Ali Oz, 19 Donnacha Ryan, 20 Boris Palu, 21 Maxime Machenaud, 22 Olivier Klemenczak, 23 Kurtley Beale
Stadium: Ashton Gate, Bristol.
Referee: Nigel Owens.
Assistants: Mike Adamson and Craig Evans.
TMO: Ian Davies.