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Marcos Ayerza
Argentina
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Full name Marcos Ivan Ayerza
Born January 12, 1983, Buenos Aires
Current age 31 years 320 days
Major teams Leicester Tigers, Argentina
Position Prop
Height 6 ft 1 in
Weight 242 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2004-2014 57 35 22 5 1 0 0 0 24 32 1 42.98
IRB Rugby World Cup 2007-2011 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 75.00
The Rugby Championship 2012-2014 14 11 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 12 1 10.71

Career statistics
Test debut Argentina v South Africa at Buenos Aires, Dec 4, 2004 match details
Last Test France v Argentina at Stade de France, Nov 22, 2014 match details
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English Premiership
Team Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All matches 2006-2014 133 112 21 35 7 0 0 0 96 33 4 73.68
Leicester Tigers 2006-2014 133 112 21 35 7 0 0 0 96 33 4 73.68
Profile

Marcos Ayerza made his international debut for Argentina while playing amateur club rugby for Cardinal Newman in Buenos Aires. His first professional contract came with Guinness Premiership side Leicester in 2006, by which time he was already an established international.

In his first season with the Tigers he helped them to a losing effort in the Heineken Cup final, although he was banned for a punch on Stade Francais flanker Remy Martin during the quarter-final at Welford Road. His ban meant that he missed the Anglo-Welsh Cup final, in which the Tigers defeated the Ospreys. Since then however, he has been a key component of the side which won the 2009 and 2010 Premiership alongside Martin Castrogiovanni.

He was a member of the Argentina squad that lit up the 2007 Rugby World Cup and made two appearances during the tournament, against Georgia during the group stages and against France in the third-place playoff at the Parc des Princes.

Since the World Cup he has struggled to break in to the first team for the Pumas, making a number of replacement appearances behind Martin Scelzo and Juan-Pablo Orlandi. However, he has been named in their squad for the 2011 World Cup and will hope to gatecrash the Argentinean front-row.

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Sep 6, 2014
Marcos Ayerza of Argentina is wrapped up in a Beauden Barrett tackle
Marcos Ayerza of Argentina is wrapped up in a Beauden Barrett tackle
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Sep 7, 2013
Argentina's Marcos Ayerza off loads the ball
Argentina's Marcos Ayerza off loads the ball
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Nov 19, 2011
Leicester's Toby Flood tackles Ulster's Craig Gilroy
Leicester's Toby Flood tackles Ulster's Craig Gilroy
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Nov 19, 2011
Leicester Tigers fly-half Toby Flood adds some points from the tee
Leicester Tigers fly-half Toby Flood adds some points from the tee
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