Benjamín Urdapilleta, Argentine opening of Castres It has been breaking it in France for some years.
In the Top 14 2020/21 was the fundamental piece that led his team and gave him chances until the last date to classify, despite the fact that this did not happen.
With 35 years old, Urdapilleta was present for most of the Top 14 regular season. He played 24 of 26 games and all of them as a starter. He added a total of 1885 minutes being the player who achieved the most continuity throughout the competition.
The only season in which the ex-opening of CUBA could add more minutes than the current one was the 2017/18 when he was champion against Montpellier. In said Top 14, the 10 had more minutes on the court (2155 ‘), but with 29 games and was essential scoring 297 points. February 13 of the current year, Urdapilleta added a record never seen in the French Top 14. In Castres’s win against Montpellier, the opening scored 33 points, something that had never been achieved in a match.
The regular phase had him as a scorer and achieving the best mark of his career. He added 321 points over Joris Segonds (306) and Camille Lopez (244), two starts that will be present in the final instances.
On the last date, Castres could not qualify because, despite winning with a bonus against Toulon, Clermont’s triumph did not help him. Despite this, Urdapilleta was recognized in all the French media and by the fans of his club.
The Argentine 10 was the true figure of Castres and it showed that it is not only valid but that an unusual regularity can be maintained in a very demanding competition such as the French Top 14.