At the time of defend The Pumas have a standard bearer. Captain Julian Montoya reflects hard-to-match numbers that put him at the top of the charts. best tacklers in the Rugby Championship and international rugby. The player trained in Newman he has 40 tackles in the tournament of which he did not miss any.
In the three games that Los Pumas played, the hooker was an emblem when it came to defending, but not only in the Rugby Championship games, because if all the games he played this year are taken into account the team led by Mario Ledesma the figure of tackles rises to 84 with only one wrong. New Zealand comes again on Saturday and with Montoya as the starter, the defense takes a preponderant place.
“I love being part of Los Pumas and I love being here. As for the numbers and statistics they do not make me personally. I really enjoy wanting to be better and contributing to the team, beyond a number. Play each game as if it were the last. They are beautiful things, yes, no more than that ”, Montoya said at a press conference, which on Saturday will reach 70 games with the national team.
It was also expressed Mario Ledesma at the conference, under the eyes of the captain, and explained the great moment the hooker is experiencing: “There are two numbers from Julián. In the RCH he is the forward who made the most tackles, of the 40 tackles he hit 40 and if we count the whole year he tried 84 tackles and hit 83, he missed just one. And that’s not to mention all the activity he has in the defensive and offensive ruck. Beyond the team, he is having a great year. “