Alejo Corral

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Alejo Corral
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Corral at the Millennium Stadium
Full name Alejo Corral
Date of birth (1981-09-11) September 11, 1981 (age 35)
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Weight 106 kg (16 st 10 lb)
Notable relative(s) Matías Corral (Brother)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Prop
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2016
2007-2015
2003-2005
1999-2003
OBC
SIC
SIC
OBC
()
Correct as of 30 August 2015
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2005-2007 Sannio 31 (30)
Correct as of 30 August 2015
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
2010-Present Charrúas XV 14 (15)
Correct as of 30 August 2015
Current local club SIC
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2005-2015 Uruguay 55 (15)
Correct as of 10 October 2015

Alejo Corral (born September 11, 1981) is a rugby union player from Argentina who represents Uruguay at international level.[1] He is the younger brother of Matías Corral, former player of the first XV of San Isidro Club between 1988 and 1995, and Puma from 1992 until his retirement after the 1995 Rugby World Cup and Estanislao Corral, also former player of San Isidro Club, and member of the squad that drew against Australia in 1987. The three brothers are left props.

Sporting career[edit]

Alejo started playing rugby in 1987 in San Isidro Club in infant stage. In 1995, still in primary school, while his brother Matías was playing the Rugby World Cup, his family moved to Punta del Este, Uruguay, where he continued playing rugby defending the colors of Los Lobos Marinos, partner founder of that club and being coached by Pablo Lemoine, former teammate and current coach in the national team. In 1999, he left the club in Punta del Este because it didn't have enough players to form a division according to his age at the moment, and that's why he was transferred to Old Boys in Montevideo, starting at the under-19 team, and debuted there in first division in 2000, with the endorsement of Pedro Bordaberry, coach of that team. In 2003 he returned to San Isidro Club, joining the under-22 team and debuted in first division in 2005, against Atlético del Rósario. Later in September 2005, he made a brief professional experience in the Unione Rugby Sannio, in Italy, returning to SIC[2] in 2007, where it remains currently playing, being a valuable prop[3] and achieving complete his university studies, interrupted by his adventure in Italy.

Honours[edit]

Piccinini and Corral, in the IRB Nations Cup, at the Stadionul Arcul de Triumf

Local titles[edit]

Title Club Country Year
Charlie Cat Tournament Old Boys  Uruguay 2002
Quesada Cup San Isidro Club  Argentina 2004
Nacional de Clubes[4] San Isidro Club  Argentina 2008
Toyota Cup[5] San Isidro Club  Argentina 2009
URBA Top-14 San Isidro Club  Argentina 2010
URBA Top-14[6] San Isidro Club  Argentina 2011
Corrientes Cup[7] San Isidro Club  Argentina 2013

National team[edit]

With Los Teros was able to debut internationally, integrating the Uruguay National Team Under-21, in the South American Tournament in Paraguay 2001. In the Senior Team, his first Test-Match was in 2005, against Portugal, in Estoril, for the Intercontinental Cup. In 2009 returns, after three years of absence, for the process and preparation for the first stage of classification to RWC 2011, which culminated in the series against the United States[8] in November 2009. In 2010, the new head coach Gonzalo Camardón quoted him again to play the Cross Border Tournament, the South American Championship, the Churchill Cup and the second stage of qualifying for the RWC 2011 compared to Kazakhstan[9] and Romania[10] respectively. In 2011, with Lemoine as head coach, he was summoned for the South American Championship that was held in Iguazú, Misiones and the European tour for the November international window of the IRB, which ended up being very positive, after facing Portugal and Spain,[11] ending the year ranked[12] as the best team out of World Cup.

Tournaments with Los Teros[edit]

Los Teritos

  • South American Rugby Tournament U-21: 2001 & 2002.

Los Teros

Cups details[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Political offices
Preceded by
Created charge
Advisor of Press and Social Media in Ministry of Justice and Security of Buenos Aires City Government
2009–2015
Succeeded by
Lucas Scarnati
Preceded by
Juan Corteleti
Section Head of Press and Communication in Argentina Embassy in Uruguay
2016–present
Incumbent