Juan Figallo announced his retirement from professional rugby


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Juan Figallo announced his retirement from professional rugby

The pillar emerged in Jockey de Salta and with a career in Montpellier, Saracens and Los Pumas, Juan Figallo officially announced his retirement from professional rugby.

“It is one of the most difficult decisions of my life … my professional rugby career ended, the one that I always wanted to have and that I loved at all times”, published the expilar of Los Pumas on his Instagram account.

In addition, Figallo told the reasons for the decision: “After many consultations with doctors and trying to recover from the blow to the head that I suffered in the World Cup, they finally concluded that I should not play anymore.”

Figallo’s career was more than successful. The Salta pillar arose from Jockey de Salta. He played from 2009 to 2013 in Montpellier being part of 53 official matches and supporting 4 tries.

Then it went to Saracens. There, much loved by all his teammates and having a great career with his compatriot Marcelo Bosch, he played 91 games between 2013 and 2020, also scoring three tries and winning titles in both the Champions Cup and the English Premiership.

In Los Pumas he had a spectacular career too. He made his debut on June 26, 2010 against France in Buenos Aires. He played 33 games supporting 1 try. He was part of three World Cups, New Zealand 2011, England 2015 and Japan 2019. His last match was on October 5, 2019 against England in the World Cup. Then he announced his retirement from the selected one.


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