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Leicester Tigers: Argentina hooker Julian Montoya joins forward of schedule – NEWPAPER24

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Leicester Tigers: Argentina hooker Julian Montoya joins forward of schedule

2021-01-13 18:13:07

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Julian Montoya made his Argentina Check debut on the age of 20 in opposition to Uruguay in Could 2014

Leicester Tigers have accomplished the signing of Argentina hooker Julian Montoya sooner than deliberate, BBC Radio Leicester understands.

It’s understood visa points prevented his household from becoming a member of up with Montoya who had agreed a short-term deal at Australian aspect Western Power.

However Montoya, capped 63 occasions, has now left and arrived within the UK.

Tigers introduced the signing of Montoya in June, with the expectation he would arrive later within the yr, however it’s understood he has already joined up along with his team-mates at Welford Street.

Montoya began for the Pumas on the 2019 Rugby World Cup and is a part of a mass exodus from Argentine rugby within the wake of financial issues stemming from the Covid-19 pandemic.Of 43 gamers contracted by the Jaguares for his or her 2019 Tremendous Rugby season the place they misplaced within the Last to New Zealand aspect Crusaders, solely 11 are actually primarily based in Argentina having taken offers overseas.Montoya will be part of fellow Pumas, Tomas Lavanini and Joaquin Diaz Bonilla at Welford Street.

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