Friday, June 24, 2011

Omar Hasan - The Best Tight-Head prop in the history of Rugby World Cup?

Former Argentine international tight-head prop, Omar Hasan, is one of five players nominated as being the best tight-head prop in the history of the Rugby World Cup. Hasan played at three Rugby World Cup´s and was regarded as the best scrumager at France 2007 when Argentina, despite losing to South Africa, were very competitive in this area of the game. Hasan was a bronze medalist for Los Pumas as he started in the 3 shirt in the Bronze Final victory over France, scoring a try in the process. His international career lasted over a decade following his debut vs Uruguay in 1995. In total Hasan played 65 test matches for Argentina, 12 of which were Rugby World Cup matches. He is also a French champion having won the French Top 14 championshpi in his last ever rugby match before retiring in 2008. He was also a Heineken Cup champion for Toulouse in 2005 and even played Super Rugby for both the Hurricanes and the Brumbies in New Zealand and Australia. Off the rugby field, Hasan is an accomplished Opera singer having performed in front of sizeable audiences and has sung the Argentine international anthem in France as a part of the pre-match rituals.

The five candidates for the best Tight-head prop in the history of the Rugby World Cup are: Omar Hasan (Argentina), Ewen McKenzie (Australia), Olo Brown (New Zealand), Jean-Pierre Garuet (France) and Phil Vickery (England). You can vote for Hasan, or one of the others on facebook or Twitter by accessing the Total Rugby page on either of these two social networks.

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