The president of the Australian Rugby Union recommended the signing of rugby players who were left without a team due to the situation of Jaguares.
The situation of the pandemic hit hard on Argentine rugby. Jaguares, which was at an excellent level, suffered a severe blow because Covid-19 forced the suspension of the Super Rugby. Thus, the national team was left without matches until 2021, many players paid for the broken dishes and decided the path of exodus. In the midst of that scenario, Australia saw an opportunity.
While the blows of the historic triumph of Los Pumas over the All Blacks still echo, Hamish McLennan, president of the Australian Rugby Union, commented, in view of the fact that several Argentines will not be able to play in the remainder of the year, that Australian franchises should hire Jaguares rugby players in order to have a much more important and competitive tournament.
That path has already been traveled with Tomás Cubelli and Julian Montoya, although other players could walk the same path. “I applaud the Western Force for recruiting players from their team,” commented the head honcho of Australia’s top rugby union in an interview with the Sydney Morning Herald. And I add: “We should help the Argentines and create the best Super Rugby competition in the world”.
During the interview, McLennan considered it a good measure that the Argentines join the league, as a form of support for their development in the context of uncertainty that Jaguares is going through.
However, for now there was no talk of the possibility of adding the team to the championship, something that would be very important. Candidates for a change of air include Santiago Medrano Y Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias, although it is expected that in the next appearances in the selected team more names will appear, as long as the high level demonstrated is maintained.