Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Juan Imhoff signs for Racing Metro
Imhoff was born in the third largest Argentine city, Rosario in 1988 and has rugby in his veins as his father also played for Los Pumas. His place in the Argentine squad of thirty players came as a surprize to many as he was selected ahead of Martín Bustos Moyano who was key in Montpellier´s campaign in the 2010-2011 French Top 14 season in which the club achieved its best ever result - finishing second. Los Pumas head choach, Santiago Phelan was questioned greatly on leaving Bustos Moyano out of the squad but was proven correct as Juan Imhoff scored two tries at Rugby World Cup 2011 and demonstrated explosive pace against all opponents. In his eight international appearances thus far, Imhoff has scored nine tries. His contract with Racing Metro is until the end of the 2011-2012 French season and comes with an option of an additional year.
In other postive news for Argentina rugby fans star flyhalf, Juan Martín Hernández has been named in Racing Metro´s squad to tak on Bordeaux-Begles this weekend. I is to be his fiorst game of rugby since injurying his knee playing a Top 14 match vs Bourgoin in early 2011. Unwanted Argentine tighthead prop, Juan Orlandi has also been named in the squad to face Bordeaux-Begles.