Juan Menchaca

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Juan Menchaca
Personal information
Full name Juan Ramon Menchaca
Date of birth (1977-07-23) July 23, 1977 (age 37)
Place of birth Montevideo, Uruguay
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 176 lb (80 kg)
Club information
Position(s) Wing, Fullback
Current club Carrasco Polo Club
Senior clubs*
Years Club Apps (points)
Carrasco Polo Club
Representative teams
1999-2007  Uruguay 39 (254)
* Professional club appearances and points
counted for domestic first grade only.

Juan Ramón Menchaca (born Montevideo, 23 July 1977) is a Uruguayan rugby union player. He plays as a fullback or as a wing. He's currently a member of Carrasco Polo Club squad.

He is considered one of the best rugby union footballers of Uruguay, having played at the 1999 Rugby World Cup finals and the 2003 Rugby World Cup finals. He played three games at his first presence, scoring a try, 5 points, and 4 games at his country's most recent presence at the finals, scoring two conversions and three penalties, 13 points in aggregate.

Menchaca's debut for his national team was on 13 March 1999, in a 46–9 win over Portugal, in Montevideo, for the 1999 Rugby World Cup qualifyings repechage. His most recent match was on 24 March 2007, again with Portugal, in an 18–12 win, in Montevideo, for the 2007 Rugby World Cup repechage.

He had 39 caps, with 6 tries, 28 conversions, 51 penalties and 5 drop goals scored, in an aggregate of 254 points, making him the top scorer for the "Teros".

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