Players & Staff at The Cornish Pirates...
The Cornish Pirates confirmed early in June, 2017, that former Argentina ‘Sevens’ star Nicolas had signed for the club.
Although born in Barcelona, he learned the game and had played most of his rugby in Argentina. His father encouraged him to play when he was six or seven years of age, however it was basketball that took young Nico’s focus until mid-teens.
With an interest in rugby rekindled, he initially played in the back-row before developing as a very useful centre or wing. He has played for Club Atletico Estudiantes in Parana, for Duendes in Rosario, and then Bathco Rugby Club in Spain, whilst before joining the Cornish Pirates had had spent a season with Lazio Rugby 127 in Italy.
On the ‘Sevens’ front, Nicolas played for Argentina in both the 2014 and 2015 World Series, whilst studies have also focused on qualifying to be a Sports Trainer, when attending both the Siglo XXI College, Argentina, and The University European of the Atlantic in Spain.
Nico’s father Jorge was also a fine player who has been involved in rugby all his life. He not only represented Club Atletico Estudiantes and also regional teams in Argentina, but also played in Spain with UE Santboiana.
Nicolas made his debut for the Cornish Pirates in the pre-season friendly played against Aberavon Wizards in August.
Corona, Big Nick
Estudiantes de Parana and Duendes (ARG), Independiente Santander (ESP), Lazio Rugby Rome (ITA)
Manu Samoa Tuilagi
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?
Bar Bartlett, because he always looks like he is enjoying himself
Tell us something that the supporters may not already know about you?
I love to play computer games
Where is your favourite place in cornwall?
If you were not working in high performance sport what job/career would you like to do?
I would be a Model in Mexico