The story of Juan Imhoff with The Pumas had a new chapter after the historic 25-15 win against the All Blacks in the Three nations. After receiving a new call after five years, Mario Ledesma trusted him and the Rosario wing did not disappoint.
With 32 years, the player who scored the most tries for Argentina in the World Cups (7 conquests, 5 of them in 2015), he was moved after the epic achieved against the New Zealand team in what it meant Argentina’s first triumph against the three-time world champions.
Imhoff, who had played six games against the All Blacks with negative results, couldn’t hide his excitement after the game. “The arrival of my son, the five years that I was not there, the moment the country is living, my family in Argentina, my wife, everything that has supported me, I could not channel it in any other way than with crying” explained after the end of the match.
The Racing 92 player, who has contested 397 ‘since returning to activity, also said: “During the week we decided to play our rugby, play at our own pace, play our best and above all the word of the staff and the coaches when they tell you one day before starting the game that they really believe that we are better than the All Blacks. I never heard it, since I was in Los Pumas, that we were better than the All Blacks “ analyzing what was one of the most important victories in the history of Argentine rugby.
The next challenge to come for the former player of Duendes Rugby Club and Pampas XV It will be to maintain the level to continue making history in the duel against Australia next Saturday for the Three Nations.