One of the features of 2012 was the selection but non-use of Montpellier´s Martín Bustos Moyano in international colors. The 27 year old made his international debut for Argentina as an amateur player in 2008 against Chile but this is his only test appearance to date. He has since been in squads touring Europe and was a part of the squad for The Rugby Championship in 2012 but recieved no game time. He is seemingly the victim of Argentina now having four very talented wingers in Horacio Agulla, Gonzalo Camacho, Lucas González Amorosino and Juan Imhoff. All four, like Bustos Moyano, have been recieving plenty of game time in Europe but unlike Bustos Moyano none are goalkicking options for international rugby. The emergence of Nicolás Sánchez as Argentina´s starting flyhalf has taken away from the arguement that Bustos Moyano ought to be in the starting lineup or, in the least, on the bench due to his goalkicking abilities.
Bustos Moyano scored 29 points against Stade Français on Sunday, scoring a try and kicking ten goals in what was a 100% success record for le buteur. His try was should have caught the attention of Santiago Phelan due to the fact that his small frame was able to break tackles as he went over in the left corner. His size has been going against him playing in national colors. Horacio Agulla is a large winger while Camacho is a small one who plays like a large one and both González Amorosino and Imhoff are true finishers with much more speed than the stereotypical Pumas winger. Agulla could well be playing 13 and González Amorosino back at 15 in The Rugby Championship and if so this would not actually prove Bustos Moyano with more chances of making the squad. He also appears to be behind Manuel Montero with the Los Pampas XV winger highly likely to be used ahead of the Montpellier goalkicker due to his size and speed. As such the possibility of Bustos Moyano appearing in The Rugby Championship in 2013 look slim while he would look to be a very strong contender to feature in the June internationals against England and Georgia possibly in a backthree featuring himself, Montero and Santiago Cordero.
Bustos Moyano broke Juan Martín Hernández´s Argentine Top 14 Record