Creevy: ‘Jaguares can’t wait to start’

Date published: January 14 2016

Argentina captains run

Jaguares captain Agustin Creevy said his entire team was excited by the opportunity experience the brand of rugby which is produced in Super Rugby competition.

Jaguares are newcomers in a competition which has existed for two decades now and Creevy is under absolutely no illusions about the enormity of the task that lies ahead for the Argentinean franchise. 

"These are exciting times for all of us. The Super Rugby tournament is in its 21st season yet it is all new for us," Creevy told World Rugby.

"If you ask everyone in the team, they are all fans of the style of rugby played in Super Rugby and we are all fully invested in this project," added the Argentina international, who has spent most of his domestic career plying his trade in Europe.

A considerable amount of effort has gone into the preparations for this Super Rugby campaign and former Argentina international Agustin Pichot is proud of how far the country has come in this regard.

"We have dreamt of playing at this level. It comes after Argentine rugby fulfilled every commitment made in terms of player development and growing the structure in the past few years," said Pichot.

"Having said this, we are very proud that we have managed to maintain the amateur status of our game as it is an integral part of who we are; amateur rugby has been a great feeder of our high performance structures. This new professional team will strengthen that separation," added Argentina legend.

The first two matches of the Jaguares campaign will be against the Cheetahs and the Sharks.

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