Mario Ledesma announced that Julián Montoya will be the new captain of Los Pumas, replacing Pablo Matera. The Los Pumas Head Coach listed the virtues of the hooker: “As a player I do not have to describe or defend them. He is a guy who has legitimacy on and off the court. An acceptance, not only by the staff and leadership, but also with the players.”
The first line detailed his emotions for this new position: “It is a great pride to be the captain of the team. I am happy and eager to look forward. We know the challenges ahead and we will try to put Argentine rugby as high as possible.”
Montoya began his career at the Newman Club, then went through Jaguares until he wore the Leicester Tigers shirt, from England, in which he currently works alongside Tomás Lavanini, Matías Moroni and Joaquín Díaz Bonilla.
His debut with the Los Pumas jersey was on May 17, 2014 against Uruguay. From there, he attended 63 tests and supported nine tries. In the World Cups he played 11 games in the World Cups and supported six conquests in total. “It is an enormous joy and pride to give Juli the captaincy. I had to come here in 2018 and see his growth as a player and leader, and how he became stronger. He is a guy who is a pleasure to train, watch him play and how he represents the colors of Argentina “, Ledesma said about the evolution of Montoya after giving him the captaincy of the team.