Racing 92, Boffelli’s new house that has already housed several Argentines

Racing 92, Boffelli's new house that has already housed several Argentines

Emiliano Boffelli has already started a new adventure in his career, his arrival in Racing 92 opened the doors to us in to make a review of all his compatriots who played with the albiceleste shirt of the Parisian team.

Agustin Pichot 2007-2008
The scrum half, a former Los Pumas captain, spent a year at Racing 92 in the 2007/08 season when the team was in PROD2, after four years at Stade Francais. After that brief stint in the light blue and white, he again wore the colors of Stade in the 2008/09 season.

Juan Pablo Orlandi 2009-2013
The pillar born in Mendoza, played five seasons with Racing 92. His arrival came after having debuted with the Los Pumas jersey in 2008. He played the 2015 World Cup in England, instead of the injured Matías Díaz.

Álvaro Galindo 2009-2013
The third line from Tucumán was a great help ring for the team. His polyfunctionality was key to being hired, and his presence in the Argentine team influenced his arrival.

Santiago Dellapé 2009-2012
The Argentine second line, nationalized Italian, arrived in Paris, after passing through Agen, Biarritz and finally Toulon, before joining the team in ProD2 and moving up to First at the end of that season. In the Top 14 he played four seasons and played three Champions Cups.

Juan Martín Hernández 2010-2014
After a failed stint at Natal Sharks, immersed in injuries and a tough operation in between, the skilled back completely reinvented himself in Racing. He regained the confidence and mischief that characterized his game throughout his career. Together with Juan Imhoff they created a fearsome offensive duo and also a great friendship.

Juan Imhoff 2011- to present
Perhaps the Rosario is one of the most emblematic and symbolic cases of an Argentine player in Racing. After having won the Vodacom Cup 2011 with Pampas XV, winning absolutely with Duendes de Rosario and playing the 2011 World Cup in New Zealand, the back emigrated to Paris. Today he is one of the team’s historic trymans, a leader on and off the court and can be a great support for his fellow countryman Boffelli.

Manuel Carizza 2012-2018
The second line earned the respect of the entire club upon his arrival and is considered one of the best second lines the institution had. His dedication and leadership left a fond memory. He played the 2011 World Cup in New Zealand and then landed in Paris.

Tomás Lavanini 2014/15
The second row went from Hindú to Racing 92, before the birth of Jaguares in 2015. During his time in Paris, he played one match in the Champions Cup and nine of the Top 14. At the end of the season, he joined the Argentine team that began his adventure in Super Rugby.

Martin Castrogiovanni 2015/16
The Argentine pillar, nationalized Italian, culminated his professional club career in Europe at Racing 92, after five seasons at Rugby Calvisano, seven at Leicester and two at Toulon. In Paris, he played four Top 14 matches and two Champions Cup matches.

Patricio Albacete 2017/2018
The second line arrived in Paris after 11 seasons in Toulouse, with three local titles and a European Cup, where it became a leader and a benchmark. He joined Racing 92 as a medical joker and played three games, all as a starter. He shared a campus with Juan Imhoff and Manuel Carizza.

Joaquín Diaz Bonilla 2019-2020
After being left out of the call for the 2019 World Cup in Japan, the opening of Jaguares chose to venture into his first adventure in European rugby. He came to Racing as a medical joker and played a couple of matches. After the expiration of his contract, he returned to the country and then landed in the Leicester Tigers.

Patricio Noriega – Coach – Present
The former Los Pumas and Wallabies player decided to leave his position at the Australian Rugby Union to take up the post as forwards coach at Racing 92, where he guides the forwards and assists coach Laurent Travers.

Gonzalo Quesada – Coach – 2011/12
The current head coach of Stade Francais, joined as assistant coach of Racing 92 after the 2011 World Cup, and then became the head coach of the Parisian sky and white team. In 2013, he changed paths in Paris and took over the Stade Francais.

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