Players & Staff at The Cornish Pirates...
DoB – 15th Apr 1991
Birthplace – Tucumán, Argentina
Height – 5’ 8” (1.72m)
Weight – 13st 5lbs (85kg)
Position – Fly-half/Centre/Full-back
The Cornish Pirates first announced in April 2018 that Javier had put pen to paper on a one-year contract. He was hampered by injury early on in the 2018/19 season but recovered to make 21 appearances and also accumulate 121 points in Cup and League matches.
Javier decided to depart Cornwall at the season’s end, however at the end of July 2019 it was confirmed that he was making a welcome return, having signed another one-year contract, with a view to extend.
Pleased to hear the news, Gavin Cattle, joint Head Coach at the Cornish Pirates, commented:
I am just delighted that we have managed to twist Javier’s arm. He originally returned home for family reasons and a life choice but through staying in touch and conversations has had a change of heart.
As someone of calibre, who is versatile and tough – and at the same time humble – his values and the qualities he possesses fit in really well with the Pirates.
When arriving last year Javier came into a different style of rugby, however after overcoming early injury problems and impressing we were then gutted to see him go. On his return we can expect a lot more from him.
Born in Tucuman, Argentina, Javier has represented his country at both 15-a-side and Sevens, including competing at the 2016 Summer Olympics. As for his club rugby, that has previously been played for Universitario Rugby Club de Tucuman, Pampas XV in the South African Vodacom Cup, French club Sporting Club Albigeois (2015/16), Italian side Rugby Viadana (2017/18) and, in the summer of 2019, Atletico de Rosario Plaza Jewel.
What item can you not travel without when on an away trip?
If you could attend any sporting event in the world, what would it be?
What training drill do you dread the most?
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
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