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Rimas Alvarez Kairelis
Argentina
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Full name Rimas Esteban Alvarez Kairelis
Born July 22, 1974, Quilmes
Current age 40 years 59 days
Major teams Perpignan, Argentina
Position Lock
Height 6 ft 6 in
Weight 235 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 1998-2009 44 34 10 15 3 0 0 0 30 14 0 68.18
IRB Rugby World Cup 2003-2007 9 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 7 2 0 77.77

Career statistics
Test debut Paraguay v Argentina at Asuncion, Oct 3, 1998 match details
Last Test Argentina v England at Salta, Jun 13, 2009 match details
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Perpignan lock Rimas Alvarez Kairelis made his international debut for Argentina against Paraguay in 1998, while playing his club rugby for amateur side Pucara, for whom he played until 2001.

After his initial introduction to the international stage, he had to wait two and a half years for his next taste, which eventually came in May 2001 against Uruguay in Kingston. After moving to Perpignan he became a more regular member of the international setup and was selected for the Rugby World Cup in 2003. He played three games during the tournament in Australia.

He played both Tests against Wales in 2006, a series that Argentina won comfortably, before playing at his second Rugby World Cup in 2007. In France he was used mainly as a replacement, but played in seven games as Argentina reached the semi-finals.

In 2008 he toured South Africa with the Pumas before starting all three of their November internationals, including an appearance on the flank in a win over Italy.

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Mar 11, 2011
Perpignan lock Rimas Alvarez Kairelis evades the Bayonne defence
Perpignan lock Rimas Alvarez Kairelis evades the Bayonne defence
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Aug 15, 2009
Rimas Alvarez-Kairelis wants rid of the ball
Rimas Alvarez-Kairelis wants rid of the ball
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Jan 31, 2009
Perpignan's Rivas Alvarez Kairelis and Stade Francais' Sergio Parisse vie for a high ball
Perpignan's Rivas Alvarez Kairelis and Stade Francais' Sergio Parisse vie for a high ball
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Nov 8, 2008
Argentina's Rimas Alvarez Kairelis claims a lineout
Argentina's Rimas Alvarez Kairelis claims a lineout
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