Los Pumas Cubelli returns home

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:29
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TRANSFER NEWS: Scrumhalf Tomás Cubelli has signed a contract with the Argentina Rugby Union and the Jaguares until the end of 2019.

Cubelli has signed a new contract with the national side and the Super Rugby franchise the Jaguares after two seasons at the Australian Rugby franchise Brumbies.

During his time at the Brumbies, the scrumhalf has helped the side reach the Super Rugby play-offs for two  consecutive seasons.

The 28-year-old, who has missed the June Test due to injury, has already been named in Argentina's 33-player squad for the upcoming 2017 Rugby Championship.  

Commenting on his return, Cubelli said having his friends and family in Argentina made his decision easier despite the Jaguares' Super Rugby form.

"I like the challenge," he said. "Even though the Jaguares are relatively new to the Super Rugby, for me they already have so much history as a group.

"I have come along way with the Pampas XV, the World Cup and with Los Pumas. Thus, Jaguares is the continuation of all these processes,"

"I lived in an incredible country [Australia] but I think there is nothing like [Argentina]. My family and friends being here have definite tip the scale in making the decision

"I want to look for a good balance and not enter a comfort zone, that all this is the impetus for my game to continue growing, "

Meanwhile, the Secretary of the UAR and Member of the Board of Jaguares Fernando Rizzi, said: "The arrival of Tomás is important.

"He helped one of the most important franchises in Australia reached the play-offs twice. Therefore, he will undoubtedly be a great contribution to a team that is growing in this demanding competition," he added.

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Crusaders 15 14 0 1 63
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Blues 15 7 1 7 37
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Team P W D L Pts
Stormers 15 10 0 5 43
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Lions 15 14 0 1 65
Sharks 15 9 1 5 42
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