The news surprised at dawn on Friday: Crusaders, the most winning team in the history of Super Rugby, formalized the hiring of Pablo Matera, captain of The Pumas and current Stade Francais player, for next season.
The person responsible for the most recent success of the New Zealand team is its head coach, Scott robertson, current four-time Super Rugby champion who could claim his fifth straight title next week when he hosts Chiefs. The coach referred to the arrival of the Argentine third row: “Pablo is one of the main forwards in World Rugby. He is a skilled and tenacious player with genuine leadership qualities, who has impressed us with his physique and work ethic, “was his first description.
In addition, he added of what he hopes he brings to the roster: “We are very excited that he will join us next season and share his experience with our young group of wings who are learning their trade.”
Scott Robertson took over as head coach of the Crusaders in June 2016 and since then he was champion in all the Super Rugby tournaments he played, with the final most remembered by the Argentines in 2019, when his Crusaders beat Jaguares, in what was the last participation of the Argentine team before the pandemic forced the restructuring of that tournament.