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Jaguares re-sign inspirational leader


Jaguares re-sign inspirational leader

Jaguares and Pumas hooker Agustin Creevy has renewed his contract with the Argentine Rugby Union until December 2021. He joins fellow Pumas Matías Orlando and Matías Alemanno, who at the end of January also extended with the union.

“I always had the vision of playing professionally in my country and when the opportunity to do so appeared, I did not hesitate to join the team. I made my experience abroad, in different clubs and I enjoyed it a lot, but I always wanted to come back,” 33-year-old Creevy said.

“I had offers to go abroad and I am very grateful to the clubs that were interested in me. But for various reasons, at this point in my career, I think the best thing for me is to stay in Argentina. I am seduced by the possibility of continuing with the Jaguares a few more years and continue contributing what I can to rugby here and, if I have the chance to be called, close my stage with Los Pumas. It’s my shirt, my motivation, my passion and one of the things that has given me the most satisfaction and keeps giving me. In short, it’s where I want to be. ”

“I was part of this project that started in 2009 with Pampas XV and I want to continue accompanying from within. Although I had offers from several clubs to go abroad during these three years, which I thank you for having honored me with your choice, I made a deep personal analysis, which contained different aspects and as a conclusion I chose to continue here in my country,” Creevy finished.

“We are proud to confirm Agustín for a few more years representing Jaguares and our country. He is one of the most important and experienced players that we have in the team, and that he continues to bet on us for the next challenges, it is excellent news for all Argentine rugby,” added Jaguares board member Fernando Rizzi.

Creevy debuted for the Pumas in 2005, in a match against Japan as a loose forward. He was captain of the national team in 49 tests and competed in the 2011 and 2015 World Cups. With the Jaguares, he played for the Super Rugby side since their debut, when the Argentine team defeated Cheetahs 34-33 back in 2016. He was captain for two seasons, and has played 43 games and scored 12 tries.

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Jaguares re-sign inspirational leader