Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Maximiliano Bustos signs for Montpellier

An all Pumas frontrow looms for Montpellier in 2011-2012 following the announcement that the French Top 14 runners-up for the 2010-2011 season, have confirmed the signature of 25 year old Argentine tighthead prop, Maximiliano Bustos on a two year contract with the option of an additional year. Bustos is uncapped but has made appearance for the Argentina A side known as Los Jaguares and made one appearance for Argentina in a non-international match vs the French Barbarians earlier this month. His appearances for Los Jaguares include matches against opposition including the BC Bears, Canada A, the Canada Selects, USA Selects and Tonga A in the 2009 and 2010 Americas Rugby Championship´s and vs Russia in Russia also in 2010.

Maximiliano Bustos will be joining Montpellier from his Argentine club, the University of Santa Fe. He was an important player for Los Pampas XV in the sides Vodacom Cup championship, reguarly starting in the 3 shirt. His move to France is to be his second professional contract after previously playing in Italy for L'Aquila. He is the third Argentine player to have signed for Montpellier for next season. Hooker Agustín Creevy also joins following impressiver performances for Los Pampas XV and is tipped to be Los Pumas first choice hooker following the retirement of Mario Ledesma after the World Cup. Winger Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino has also signed for Montpellier. The trio will link up with what is already an impressive list of Pumas players at the club with loosehead prop Juan Figallo, inside centre Santiago Fernández and winger Martín Bustos Moyano all having been regular players in the recently completed season. All three started in the Top 14 Final.

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