Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Gonzalo Camacho - to give Racing Métro a Pumas back-three?

Photo: La Nacion
When this season comes to a close 28 year old Argentine winger, Gonzalo Camacho will not be playing any more rugby for the Exeter Chiefs. After having played for the club since Rugby World Cup 2011 and having previously played for Aviva Premiership rivals, and current champions, the Harlequins from 2009-2011 Camacho is set to leave England. The Buenos Aires winger has confirmed that he will not be staying in the Premiership and there are rumoured destinations in and around the French capital as both Stade Français Paris and Racing Métro 92 have been looking to sign him. 

Should Camacho sign for Racing Métro 92 then the club would be able to field an all-Pumas back-three with Camacho joining Juan Imhoff and Juan Martín Hernández. It would be a very exciting scenario for fans of Argentine rugby and followers of The Rugby Championship. The club is also home to French international Benjamin Fall, amongst others, which would enable the Racing Métro policy of rotating players regularly to continue. It would appear more likely, however, that Stade Français is the more likely of the two due to the club losing former English international winger Paul Sackey and also because the club has made it known that it intends to recruit a large number of players in a bid to turn around what has been a terrible run since 2009.  

Camacho is a twenty time capped Puma, having made his debut against England in 2009 and most recently featuring against Ireland last November. He has scored six test tries, including two in 2012.  

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