Julián Montoya was appointed as the new captain of Los Pumas for what will be the friendlies against Wales in the July window and the other match to be confirmed.
The forward, currently in Leicester, is one of the key pieces of Mario Ledesma, so much so that it will be who wears the tape in these meetings. In total, Montoya played 63 games with Los Pumas, 13 of them as a starter, and supported nine tries (six in World Cups).
At a press conference, the player spoke about his new role: “It is a great pride to be the captain of the team. I have been speaking with Pablo this past year almost every day. He was the first to call me and told me you have my full support. Thank him, he is a spectacular leader. Happy and eager to look forward. We know the challenges that come and try to put Argentine rugby as high as possible, “he said.
The hooker debuted in a match against Uruguay in 2014, while his last match was against Australia in the last edition of the Three Nations.
As to Jaguares, Montoya was the tryman for the team’s last two seasons. During the historic 2019, there were 6 conquests, while in this 2020 it was dispatched with a hat-trick against Reds in Vélez. In addition, Montoya played 63 games in the Argentine franchise, of which 21 he did from the start.
On the other hand, since his arrival in Leicester, the Argentine had a great performance, supporting three tries in four matches, until an injury marginalized him from the English team’s season.