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Juan Manuel Leguizamon
Argentina
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Full name Juan Manuel Leguizamon
Born June 6, 1983, Santiago del Estero
Current age 31 years 47 days
Major teams Barbarians, London Irish, Lyon, Stade Français, Argentina
Position Back-row
Height 6 ft 3 in
Weight 225 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2005-2013 55 46 9 50 10 0 0 0 25 30 0 45.45
IRB Rugby World Cup 2007-2011 11 8 3 15 3 0 0 0 8 3 0 72.72
The Rugby Championship 2012-2013 10 10 0 15 3 0 0 0 0 10 0 0.00

Career statistics
Test debut Argentina v Japan at Buenos Aires, Apr 23, 2005 match details
Last Test Italy v Argentina at Rome, Nov 23, 2013 match details
Test Statsguru Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list

English Premiership
Team Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All matches 2005-2008 39 20 19 10 2 0 0 0 25 14 0 64.10
London Irish 2005-2008 39 20 19 10 2 0 0 0 25 14 0 64.10
Profile

Juan Manuel Leguizamon made his international debut for Argentina against Japan in 2005, scoring a try to mark the occasion. An often flamboyant presence at the base of the scrum, Leguizamon enjoyed a spell in the Guinness Premiership with London Irish before following in the footsteps of fellow Pumas Juan Martin Hernandez, Agustin Pichot, Rodrigo Roncero and Ignacio Corleto to French Top 14 side Stade Francais.

His second cap came at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, when he helped the Pumas to a 25-25 draw with the British and Irish Lions. By the time of the 2007 Rugby World Cup Leguizamon had amassed 18 caps and had tested his mettle against the All Blacks and Springboks, and at the tournament he came in to his own.

With his tireless work-rate a stand-out factor in his tournament he helped the Pumas to a famous win against France in the opening game of the tournament, and scored two tries against Namibia. During the later stages of the tournament he fell behind the veteran Gonzalo Longo Elia in the pecking order, but post World Cup he has made the No.8 shirt his own.

He started both Tests against Scotland in the summer of 2008 before facing off against France, Italy and Ireland during the Pumas northern hemisphere tour in November.

Leguizamon will join Top 14 Orange newcomers Lyon from Stade for the 2011-12 season. However - his arrival at Lyon will be delayed due to him being named in the 30-man squad for the World Cup.

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Sep 14, 2013
Australia's Scott Fardy and Argentina's Juan Manuel Leguizamon compete for the ball
Australia's Scott Fardy and Argentina's Juan Manuel Leguizamon compete for the ball
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Sep 14, 2013
Referee Nigel Owens awards Juan Manuel Leguizamon's try
Referee Nigel Owens awards Juan Manuel Leguizamon's try
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Sep 7, 2013
Argentina's Juan Leguizamon celebrates his try
Argentina's Juan Leguizamon celebrates his try
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Aug 24, 2013
Argentina's Juan Leguizamon scores a try,
Argentina's Juan Leguizamon scores a try,
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