Thursday, September 19, 2013

Juan Manuel Leguizamón scores against each of the SANZAR nations

Juan Manuel Leguizamón dives in to
score against the All Blacks.
Over the past month the Pumas back rower Juan Manuel Leguizamón from Santiago del Estero not only reached the milestone of 50 caps during the match in Perth, but also completed the relatively rare and notable feat of having managed to score against all three SANZAR nations (South Africa, New Zealand and Australia), historically the three strongest nations in world rugby having together won all but one Rugby World Cup between them.

Leguizamón becomes just the 22nd player in the history of the game to achieve this feat and the third Argentine after Diego Cuesta Silva (1993) and Lisandro Arbizu (2001) both of whom were two of Argentina's finest players achieved it.

Not only has Leguizamón now scored against all the SANZAR nations, he's done so in consecutive matches, he is only the third player in the history of the game to achieve this after Ben Cohen during his purple patch of form in November 2002 and Sione Lauaki playing for the Pacific Islanders in June 2004.

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