Thursday, February 24, 2011
Classic Felipe Contepomi Try for Leinster
Argentina captain Felipe Contepomi played well over 100 matches for Irish side Leinster over a six year period with the club from 2003-2009. He was a popular figure with the club and was the teams flyhalf throughout his time at the club. He also captained Leinster in a number of matches in addition to becoming a qualified doctor as he recieved MB BCh BAO (NUI) LRCP&SI medical degrees from the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin in 2007 before working at the Beaumont Hospital in Dublin. While at Leinster he was both a Magners League and Heineken Cup champion. Contepomi was key to the sides success in winning the Magners League in 2008 and the Heineken Cup in 2009.
He scored many impressive tries for Leinster and one such example was his solo effort vs Welsh side the Ospreys in 2007 in which he linked with Irish international Rob Kearney to run down the wing, pause and brilliantly change direction. Tries such as this have left a lasting impression on Leinster and Irish fans who continue to hold Contepomi in a high regard.