Monday, January 9, 2012

Pablo Lamoine is Uruguay´s new coach

Uruguay´s quest to qualify for a third Rugby World Cup has started early with the naming of Pablo Lamoine as the new headcoach of Los Teros. The 26 year old former Uruguayan frontrower is set to begin his work straight away as Uruguay has a packed schedule already secured for the first half of 2012. It continues his bright career that as a player saw him play at the top level in both England and France with Bristol, Stade Français and Montauban. He played 49 times for Los Teros including playing at Rugby World Cup 1999 and 2003 in which he started in every match at both tournaments. His final appearance for Los Teros came in November 2010 with Uruguay drawing against Romania in what was the first of two winner-take-all qualifying matches for New Zealand 2011.

Lamoine is to be assisted by Emiliano Caffera and William Selves while Marcelo Pandolfi will continue on in his role as the team manager. Pandolfi told rugbynews that he has developed a list of 43 players, with the majority there of already having been in preperation since 2011. Mauro Estomba who played in Italy for several years before playing for Hindu in Buenos Aires in 2010 is on board.  The list also includes players who are based outside of Uruguay and players who were involved in the November 2011 tour of Europe in which Los Teros faced off against Portugal and Spain. The list is to be cut to around 35 players sometime in March. Uruguay are to place in a Crossborder event vs Argentine region, Cuyo before taking on Rosario on March 10 in Montevideo followed by a match vs Mar del Plata on the 17th. Uruguay is then to face off against Buenos Aires in Uruguay on the 31st.

1 comment:

  1. I hope that Lamoine could give a new face to the Teros, but the Uruguayan problem is other, at margin of the good players that you name. The Uruguayan problem is the few basis of recruitment that haves the Rugby, and the rugby isolation of the country, yet the proximity with the Argentine rugby. Perhaps some of responsibility in the isolation is own of the Argentine Rugby, and perhaps too of the IRB. I don't have any doubt that a group of Uruguayans Players could be joining the Argentine High Performance Plan in Buenos Aires, but not is so...Which is te reason? I don't know it. Regards. Néstor