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Six foot six, 116kg lock becomes first Colombian to score a try in professional rugby

Andres Zafra might not be a household name in rugby, but he made a little bit of history this weekend.

According to reports, the Agen lock became the first Colombian to score a try in professional rugby.

What’s more, it was a 79th minute match winner. The secondrow managed to charge down a Rory Kockett kick as his side grabbed a rare away win against Top 14 champions Castres.

The 22-year-old joined Agen from Lyon, and is the first Columbian to ply his trade as a professional rugby player – anywhere.

According to America’s Rugby News Zafra hails from the Los Carboneros club in Cúcuta. He has previously represented Colombia in age grade rugby and went on to represent the senior side in 2014 while still a teenager.

What’s more, the lock was named player of the tournament at the South American B Championship in Peru, a competition involving Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela.

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Six foot six, 116kg lock becomes first Colombian to score a try in professional rugby