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Javier

Rojas Alvarez

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Javier

Rojas Alvarez

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Position

Fly Half/Centre

Weight

85kg

Height

5ft 8

D.O.B

1991

Biography

DoB – 15th Apr 1991
Birthplace – Tucumán, Argentina
Position – Fly-half/Centre

The Cornish Pirates first announced in April 2018 that Javier had put pen to paper on a one-year contract.

An Argentina international at both 15-a-side and Sevens, including competing at the 2016 Summer Olympics, his club rugby had previously been played for Universitario Rugby Club de Tucuman, Pampas XV in the South African Vodacom Cup, French club Sporting Club Albigeois (2015/16), and Italian side Rugby Viadana (2017/18).

After one season with the Cornish Pirates, during which he made 21 appearances and accumulated 121 points, Javier decided to depart Cornwall to return home. He played for Atletico de Rosario Plaza Jewel, before at the end of July 2019 it was suddenly confirmed that he was making a welcome return, having signed another one-year contract, with a view to extend.

Gavin Cattle, joint Head Coach at the Cornish Pirates, was delighted, recognising Javier as someone of calibre, who is versatile and tough – and at the same time humble – his values and qualities ones that fit in really well with the Pirates.

Still more was expected from Javier on his return, and he duly delivered, as in making a further 21 appearances he took his tally to 42 and in the process also scored a further 158 points.

Nationality:

Argentinian

Nicknames:

Javi

Previous Clubs:

Plaza

Rugby Idol?

Chelo Rojas

What item can you not travel without when on an away trip?

Pillow

If you could attend any sporting event in the world, what would it be?

Olympics

What training drill do you dread the most?

Broncos

If you could be any other team mate for a week who would it be and why?

Maliq - he is an expert at multi-tasking

Tell us something that the supporters may not already know about you?

I was a footballer 5 years ago

Where is your favourite place in cornwall?

Minnack Theatre

If you were not working in high performance sport what job/career would you like to do?

Architect

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