Lucas Pineapple, the emblem and key man of the CUBA champion both in 2013 and this season, he confirmed that the final played last Saturday against SIC by the URBA Top 12 was the last game of his career.
Consulted by Scrum, the forward confirmed that he had made the decision to hang up the boots after winning last weekend in the maximum tournament of Buenos Aires, getting the 15th title in the history of the set of May Village.
Pineapple He had already retired in 2016 and took the reins as coach of the University Club. However, in 2021 he played again and with 37 years he was key in the last consecration of CUBA.
Without a doubt, Lucas Piña was the figure of CUBA in the decisive instances that allowed him to be crowned the new Buenos Aires rugby champion. Chosen best player of the final at La Catedral, the second row scored his team’s only tries against Newman and SIC in the semifinals and final, respectively, giving him the title in the URBA Top 12.
In the semifinals against Cardinal, those of May Village They were down on the scoreboard and the second row, after a play of several phases, found the necessary hole to be able to dive into the ingoal and mark the only conquest of the match to achieve victory and pass to the long-awaited final.
Later, last Saturday, in the final of the URBA Top 12 against SIC, Lucas Piña he became once again the hero being decisive again and, after a great collective move, the second row once again marked the fundamental conquest that allowed him to CUBA get enough difference on the scoreboard (with the conversion of Mark Moroni) to establish themselves as the best rugby team in Buenos Aires.