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The Cornish Pirates announced in April 2018 that Javier had put pen to paper on a one-year contract for the 2018/19 season.
Born in Tucumán, Javier is an Argentina international player who has represented his country at both 15-a-side and Sevens, including competing at the 2016 Summer Olympics.
As for Javier’s club rugby, that has previously been played for Universitario Rugby Club de Tucumán (Uni Tucumán), Pampas XV in the South African Vodacom Cup, French club Sporting Club Albigeois (SC Albi 2015/16) and Italian side Rugby Viadana (2017/18).
Speaking ahead of his move to Cornwall, Javier said:
Excited and very much looking forward to joining the Cornish Pirates, it will be a new experience and provide an opportunity to learn much from the English culture. I have great respect for the professionalism of rugby in England and my aim will be to develop as a player and to grow as a person.
Cornish Pirates coach Gavin Cattle, who looked forward to welcoming the talented signing, said:
Recognised as a proven performer with international credentials, Javier is skilful, quick and powerful and is a good all-round ball player who former ‘Pirate’ Alberto Di Bernardo has spoken highly of.
Viadama, Universitario R.C, Albi
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World Cup Football Final
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