Los Pumas back row quits Scarlets as Welsh exodus continues
It has been confirmed that Argentina international Tomás Lezana has left Welsh URC side Scarlets to take up a contract with French side Montauban – effective immediately.
The news comes as the Welsh regions roll out new contracts this week, many of which are at a significantly reduced rate.
Lezana has joined up with the Pro D2 side this week as a ‘medical joker’, bringing to an end two seasons in West Wales.
The 29-year-old back-rower made his debut against Leinster in Dublin in 2021 and has played 19 matches, scoring three tries. Capped 40 times for his country, he arrived in Llanelli in May 2021 after featuring for the Pumas in The Rugby Championship.
A dynamic carrier with an outstanding workrate, Lezana made his international debut against France in Paris in 2014 and came off the bench in Argentina’s historic victory over the All Blacks last year. He has played for the Jaguares in Super Rugby and has this season been playing for the Force in Super Rugby AU.
Lezana, who stands at 6ft 1in and weighs in at 104kg, leaves the Welsh side with their best wishes.
Head coach Dwayne Peel said: “We’d like to thank Tomás for his efforts as a Scarlet over the last couple of seasons. We wish him well with his move to France.”
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