The Jaguares have confirmed that Captain Jeronimo de la Fuente is leaving for France

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The Jaguares have confirmed that captain Jerónimo de la Fuente is headed for France after signing an agreement to play for Perpignan, who finished second in ProD2 this season. He will leave at the end of his current contract with the Argentine Rugby Federation.The 29-year-old center (6 feet, 98 kg) has played five seasons and scored six tries in 50 caps for Argentina. He also leaves the local club Duendes RC de Rosario.

“The first thing I want to say is that I am eternally grateful for all that I have experienced in the past 10 years,” said de la Fuente on the club’s website.

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“I would like to thank the Argentine Rugby Union for this decade spent in the system and where I was able to develop my career as a professional. Undoubtedly, full of learning, with indelible experiences and where I could also grow as a person ”.

“I don’t want to forget my origins: my family, my wife Juli, my club… the fundamental pillars of my life. I will also miss the feeling of belonging and all that is generated around the Jaguares phenomenon, a second home for me. The partners and fans who are always there, my colleagues, the staff and the people who work tirelessly for the team. I can’t wait to know which competition you will be in. The Jaguars will continue to be here and I want to leave this message of encouragement to the boys who are going to stay. ”

“Finally, to say that today my head and my heart are determined by the most important thing we have as Argentinian players, which are Los Pumas. We continue to prepare with the tools we have today and we hope to meet on a court to represent these colors that we love so much. ”

De la Fuente played for Argentina under 20 at the 2011 IRB World Junior Championship. He then played another representative rugby for the Argentine Jaguars and Pumas 7 in 2012 and 2013 before finally making his international debut in 2014.

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