The final of the Champions Cup could once again have an Argentine presence from the start


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The final of the Champions Cup could once again have an Argentine presence from the start

Again the end of the Champions Cup It could have an Argentine presence from the start. Facundo Bosch and Ramiro Herrera (who is going through an injury), on the side of La Rochelle, Y Santiago Chocobares and Juan Cruz Mallía on Toulouse, have the possibility to represent the country in the final of the European tournament, which will be played on May 22.

To go to the archive of Argentine holders in the final of the most important tournament in Europe, you have to go back to the first final of Juan Imhoff when he started next to Manuel Carizza on his current team against Saracens in 2015/16. Both players, together with Patrick Albacete, they did not play the other definition of the French in 2017/18 against Leinster. In addition, the Rosario was also from the game in last year’s final, in which Racing 92 fell to Exeter Chiefs, who did not call up Facundo Cordero.

The definition of the Champions with more Argentines who jumped onto the field of play as starters dates from May 22, 2005 when Toulouse at Murrayfield in Edinburgh, with Omar hasan in the first row, 18-12 was imposed on the Stade Français that had in the initial XV with Juan Martín Hernández, Agustín Pichot and Rodrigo Roncero.

For these four players it will be the opportunity to enter the select group of Argentines who managed to win the trophy playing the final as a starter: Federico Méndez (97/98 – Bath and 99/00 – Northampton), Omar Hasán (04/05 – Toulouse) , Patricio Albacete (09/10 – Toulouse), Juan Martín Ferndández Lobbe (12/13, 13/14 14/15 – Toulon), Marcelo Bosch (16/17 – Saracens).


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