Juan Manuel Leguizamón

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Juan Manuel Leguizamón
Juan Manuel Leguizamon 2015 RWC.jpg
Full name Juan Manuel Leguizamón
Date of birth (1983-06-06) June 6, 1983 (age 33)
Place of birth Santiago del Estero, Argentina
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 104 kg (16 st 5 lb; 229 lb)[1]
Rugby union career
Position(s) Flanker or Number eight
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2005–08
2008–11
2011–15
London Irish
Stade Français
Lyon OU
60
66
61
((40)
(30)
(35))
Correct as of 18 August 2015
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
2016− Jaguares 9 ((0))
Correct as of 22 July 2016
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2002
2003–04
2005–
Argentina U19
Argentina U21
Argentina


75
(

(55))
Correct as of 19 November 2016

Juan Manuel Leguizamón (born 6 June 1983) is an Argentine rugby union footballer. He plays as a flanker or as a number eight. Leguizamón plays for the Jaguares, the Argentine side which made its debut in Super Rugby for the 2016 season.

He first played for Santiago Lawn Tennis Club, playing for SIC in 2003/04, where he was National Champion. He has played for London Irish (2005/06-2007/08), in England, and Stade Français (2008/09-2010/11), in France. He plays for Lyon OU in the Top 14 and Pro D2, since 2011/12. He has also played for the Argentina. He made his Los Pumas debut in April 2005 in a match against Japan, won 68 to 36 in Buenos Aires. On his debut, he also scored his first try for Argentina. He earned another two caps in July in a Test series against Italy, and then went on to play in three tests matches during November; against South Africa, and coming on as a replacement during the Scotland and Italy fixtures. The following year he played in two tests during the June fixtures at home to Wales and the All Blacks. He also played in games during Argentina's qualification for the 2007 Rugby World Cup and before the quarter finals, Leguizamón dominated the World Cup group stage. This was emphasised with his monstrous work rate during the first game of the tournament against the hosts France. His yellow boots make him easy to spot.[2]

Leguizamón was part of Argentine squad for the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand and 2015 Rugby World Cup in England.

He is part of the national squad that competes in the Rugby Championship.

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