The finals between Toulouse-La Rochelle Y Exeter-Harlequins ended the 2020/2021 season for both Top 14 as from Premiership. The Argentine players were noticed in both leagues of the first European and world level. Here we will review the performance of each one during this season.
The Top 14 of these two tournaments is the one that hosts the most Argentines, and even had three of them as starters in the final. In Toulouse, Juan Cruz Mallía He played seven games in the Top 14, four as a starter, and two in the Champions Cup, one of them the final against La Rochelle in which he scored the winning try. For its part, Santiago Chocobares was the game in six games, all as starters. Facundo Bosch, who also disputed the final, visited the jersey of La Rochelle in 19 games of the French competition. For its part, Ramiro Herrera placeholder image finished the season with 10 appearances in the local tournament.
The teams that played in the semifinals and quarterfinals also had Argentine players in their ranks. Racing 92, who fell in the semis against La Rochelle, again enjoyed Juan Imhoff, which ended with twelve matches and three tries, for the tenth consecutive season already Emiliano Bofelli, who counted four presences and a try.
For its part, Bordeaux, who also finished in the semis, had on his squad this season with Guido petti, who participated in 21 matches, Baptist Delguy, who scored two tries in 10 matches and is already part of Perpignan, and Santiago Lamb, which finished with eight tries in 14 matches. Stade Francais, which also had in the bank Gonzalo Quesada, had 10 appearances and nine converted penalties from Nicolas Sanchez, the two tries in 17 matches of Pablo Matera, who will be a Crusaders player, and with the 15 appearances and two conquests of Mark Kremer.
They complete the list of Argentines in the Top 14: Facundo Isa (12 matches and five tries) and Ramiro Moyano (six games and one try) in Toulon; Lucas paulos (nine matches and two tries) and Axel muller (19 matches and six tries) at Brive; Benjamin Urdapilleta (24 matches, five tries and 68 penalties converted) at Castres; Francisco Gomez Kodela (19 games) in Lyon; Mariano galarza (25 games) in Bayonne; Y Ignacio Calles (15 games) in Pau.
The Premiership final also had teams with Argentines, but unlike the Top 14, they did not get to play it. This was the case with Martin Landajo, who will leave Harlequins to play in Perpignan and that he accumulated three tries in 16 appearances with the English champion, and of Santiago Garcia Botta, who played 13 games. On the other side of this end was Facundo Cordero, who registered 12 matches and two tries in his season with Exeter.
They join the list of Argentine players in English competition Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro (four games) at Bristol Bears; Matías Alemanno (13 matches and two tries), Santiago Carreras (14 matches and six tries) and Santiago Socino (nine games and one try) at Gloucester; Joaquin Diaz Bonilla (five games and seven penalties converted), Thomas Lavanini (17 matches and two tries), Julian Montoya (six matches and five tries) and Matías Moroni (17 matches and three tries) at Leicester; Agustin Creevy (21 matches and three tries) and Facundo Gigena (seven games) at London Irish; Y Mateo Carreras (five matches) and Matias Orlando (12 games and one try) at Newcastle Falcons.