Santiago Gómez Cora

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Santiago Gómez Cora
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Santiago Gómez Cora at the 2008 USA Sevens
Date of birth (1978-07-25) July 25, 1978 (age 38)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Fullback
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
National team(s)
Years Team Comps
2000-2010 Argentina
Teams coached
Years Team
2013-Present
2013
Argentina sevens
Argentina Women's sevens

Santiago Gómez Cora (born July 25, 1978) is a former rugby union sevens player for Argentina. He held the all-time record for number of tries scored on the IRB Sevens World Series circuit with 230 until May 21, 2016 when Kenyan Collins injera took the spot.[1] He also ranks among the top five players all-time in points and in appearances.

Gómez Cora also played full-back for the Pumas in fifteens.[citation needed] In March 2008 it was confirmed he would move to Welsh club Ospreys.[citation needed]

Coaching[edit]

In September 2013, Gómez Cora became head coach of the Argentina national rugby sevens team.[2] Gómez Cora has previously coached the Argentina women's rugby sevens team. In addition to his duties with Argentina's national teams, he works with Serevi Rugby, a training and development program founded by Fiji legend Waisale Serevi; he is based in Buenos Aires and operates the organization's Latin American efforts.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "All Time Player Tries". IRB.com. Retrieved 2009-02-17. 
  2. ^ IRB.com, Gómez Cora new Puma Sevens coach, Sep. 13, 2013, http://www.irbsevens.com/news/newsid=2068727.html
  3. ^ "Biographies: Santiago Gomez Cora". Serevi Rugby. Retrieved 2014-02-12. 

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