Monday, November 28, 2011

Gonzalo Quesada links up with Racing Métro

Former Argentine international flyhalf, Gonzalo Quesada as speculated has been signed by Racing Métro to replace former All Black Simon Mannix who was fired by the club last Friday. Quesada´s move to Paris continues his rise as a coach. He was used by France as the country´s kicking coach during the four year´s in which Marc Lievremont was in charge. The former Puma had been targetted by the FFR to stay on as France´s goalkicking coach. Quesada replaces Mannix as Racing Métro´s backs coach. His move to Racing Métro will see him join forces with Juan Martín Hernández, the player tipped to be Argentina´s test match goalkicker in the post Felipe Contepomi era. Quesada will also be coaching Los Pumas winger Juan Imhoff.
The 37 year old Quesada played 38 test matches for Los Pumas from 1996-2003. he was regarded as the best goalkicker of his generation and was the highest points scorer of Rugby World Cup 1999. It was at the 1999 tournament that he left his mark on global rugby as his deadly accurate goalkicking saw Argentina knock over Samoa, Japan and Ireland en route to a first ever Quarter Final.  

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