Argentina: Former Los Pumas back-row Juan Manuel Leguizamon calls time on career

Date published: April 22 2022 - David Skippers

Former Argentina loose forward Juan Manuel Leguizamon has called time on his career at the ripe old age of 38.

He made his Test debut for Los Pumas in 2005 and also had stints at club level with the Jaguares, London Irish, Stade Francais, Seattle Seawolves and Rugby New York where he has been struggling with a serious knee injury of late.

He eventually played in 87 Tests for his country between 2005 and 2019.

Farewell photo

Leguizamon made the announcement of his retirement on social media where he posted a photograph of himself sitting in the changing rooms after a match while wearing an Argentina jersey.

“I chose this photo [the last time I used the most beautiful jersey in the world] to tell you that, after a couple of years and many things that have happened,” he said on Instagram.

“The most incredible stage that I have lived in my life until now is ending: that of a rugby player.”

He was part of the Los Pumas team which finished third at the 2007 Rugby World Cup and also participated at the global showpiece in 2011 (New Zealand), England (2015) and Japan (2019).

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