Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Horacio Agulla signs for Bath

Bath Bound: Horacio Agulla
After a highly talked about departure from the Leicester Tigers due to Los Pumas´ involvement in The Rugby Championship, Argentine winger Horacio Agulla has transfered to Aviva Premiership rivals, Bath for the new season. The 27 year old veteran of two Rugby World Cup´s has been playing professional rugby in Europe since 2007 when he joined the then Top 14 side Dax following his experience as the only amateur player in the Rugby World Cup Semi Finals that year. After one season he moved to Brive with whom he spent two seasons before moving to England in 2010 to play for the Leicester Tigers on a two year deal. At Leicester he left his mark, earning the award for player of the year and try of the year for the 2011-2012 season. 

In joining Bath, Agulla will be the only Argentine player at the club. The club, however is the former home of his Rugby World Cup 2007 Bronze Medal winning colleague, Ignacio Fernández Lobbe while former Pumas Federico Méndez and German Llanes also played for the club. In announcing the arrival of Agulla the club said he is a very good player who is able to play in two positions at a high level. The two positions being wing and fullback. Curiously, however, the same position could indeed be where he plays for Bath following the clubs loss of Matt Carraro to Montpellier for the new season. 

Before joining Bath, however, Agulla will be in action for his country in The Rugby Championship with Los Pumas debuting in the South Hemipshere´s premier event. He is expected to be a key part for Argentina and could well be moved from the wing to the outside centre position. Agulla made his international debut in 2005 and has played 34 tests for Argentina. 

On his twitter account Agulla said the following:
Very exited to join @bathrugby , big team with exelent players and coaches, looking forward to a massive season. Thanks for the support

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