Agustín Creevy

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Agustín Creevy
Agustin Creevy 2011.jpg
Creevy vs England at 2011 Rugby World Cup
Full name Agustín Creevy
Date of birth (1985-03-15) March 15, 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth La Plata, Argentina
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 110 kg (17 st 5 lb)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Hooker, Flanker
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
San Luis
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2007–10
2010
2010–11
2011
2011–13
2013–
Biarritz
Pampas XV
Clermont
Pampas XV
Montpellier
Worcester Warriors
8
5
1
8
24
13
(0)
(10)
(0)
(0)
(10)
(5)
correct as of 24 July 2014.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2004
2005–06
2005–08
2009
2005–
Argentina U19
Argentina U21
Argentina A
Argentina Jaguars
Argentina


5
8
36


(10)
(20)
(0)
correct as of 23 November 2014.

Agustín Creevy (born 15 March 1985 in La Plata) is an Argentine rugby union player.[1][2] He plays as a hooker, but has also played flanker and was selected for the 2010 June tests against Scotland. His test debut for Argentina was in 2005 when he played against Japan in Buenos Aires. He is also a Worcester Warriors player.

Career[edit]

Agustín Creevy started his rugby career in the San Luis rugby club, in La Plata, Buenos Aires. He made his Argentina debut aged 20 against Japan in 2005,[3] playing as a flanker, two years later he signed his first professional contract with French Top 14 side Biarritz [4] in 2007. However he played very little in his first season in Biarritz and had gone out of international selection contention soon after his debut for Argentina. In his second season at Biarritz he played just 20 minutes and suffered a lot from a shoulder injury. During his time injured Argentina coach Santiago Phelan suggested he switched position from flanker to hooker, Creevy requested and was granted an early release from his contract with Biarritz in January 2009 to return to Argentina to adapt to playing his new position.

Remarkably, within months Creevy was selected to play for the Argentina Jaguars a few months later in May 2009 to tour Namibia, and was retained for the 2009 Churchill Cup. He was then selected for the senior Argentina side for the 2009 November tests and replaced Alberto Vernet Basualdo as the Pumas understudy to Mario Ledesma, all in less than a year of playing hooker.

After cementing his status as Argentina's number 2 hooker throughout 2010, Creevy was signed by Clermont[1][4] as a medical joker for the injured Willie Wepener in October 2010 on recommendation from Mario Ledesma. However he only played 2 minutes during his three month stay at Clermont, and returned to the Pampas XV in 2011. After the Pampas XV's undefeated campaign he was signed by his third Top 14 side Montpellier.[4]

Creevy captained Argentina for the Pumas second warm up match against the French Barbarians however it didn't go well for him as Argentina struggled massively at the lineout and lost 21-18. He also captained the Pumas against Worcester. Creevy was selected by Argentina for the 2011 Rugby World Cup and played in all matches off the bench.

Creevy is known as a mobile hooker with some very good ball handling skills for a hooker, his good offloading skills have led him to become called "Sonny Bill" Creevy (after the All Blacks centre Sonny Bill Williams whose trademark is offloading) by some Montpellier fans.[5]

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