The story of Juan Imhoff with the selected will have a new chapter this Saturday. After receiving a new call to the selected one after five years, Mario Ledesma trusts him to go from the start in the second friendly against Australia XV, before the start of the Three Nations.
At the age of 32, he was born on May 11, 1988, Imhoff will have the chance to wear the light blue and white again, the one he used for the last time officially on October 25, 2015 in Twickenahm, in the defeat against Australia ( 29-15) for the RWC semi-finals.
The rosarino accumulates 33 matches with Los Pumas, 24 of them starting and scored 16 tries. Is he Argentina’s top try scorer in World Cups with 7 conquests, 5 of them in 2015.
its first try with the Puma jersey was against Romania, at the 2011 World Cup at Invercargill. In contrast, the last try was on October 18, 2015 in the 43-20 triumph against Ireland in the RWC quarter-finals. That day he visited the ingoal twice and gave the public the famous ‘little dove’.
In case he plays New Zealand in the Tri Nations start, will wear the Puma jersey again after 5 years, 0 months, and 17 days. Or 1847 days. In the Rugby Championship (in this edition, Three Nations, due to the absence of South Africa) he played in 4 editions, from 2012 to 2015, with 13 presentations, 9 of them starting, and scored 5 tries.
its debut in the competition occurred on September 15, 2012 (He replaced Gonzalo Camacho at 39 ‘of the PT) in the defeat against Australia 23-19 in Gold Coast, for the third date of the tournament. While his first try in the Championship was scored in his hometown, Rosario, in the loss to Australia 25-19, on October 6, 2012.
To the team that marked him most tries in the tournament is to South Africa with 3, all the same night, in the remembered triumph against South Africa 37-25, on August 8, 2015. Precisely that match, He was the last to play for the Championship. He scored 2 tries against Australia, one in Rosario in 2012 and the other in Mendoza in 2014 in Los Pumas’ first win in the tournament against Australia. He played 8 times against Australia, 7 for RCH and 1 for RWC. He won 1 in 2014 alone.
This season, he played 397´ in Racing 92 since rugby returned in September: 160 ‘in the Top 14 and 237’ for the Champions Cup.
A pending account? He could never score a try for the All Blacks. He played 6 times against the men in black, 4 for RCH and 2 for RWC.