RUMOUR | Argentina international set for Premiership switch - Ruck

RUMOUR | Argentina international set for Premiership switch

Argentina hooker Julián Montoya has been linked with a move to the Gallagher Premiership ahead of the 2020/21 season.

Players at the Jaguares have reportedly been told by the Argentine Rugby Union (UAR) that they are free to take up offers from offshore clubs to continue playing rugby.

According to Rugby Inside Line, Glocester are very keen on the set-piece master while Tigers are also believed to be interested as they search for a replacement for departing Wallaby, Tatafu Polota-Nau.

The 55-cap international was one of the Pumas star performers at the 2019 Rugby World Cup, scoring four tries, which included a terrific hat-trick against Tonga.

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5. Battle of Brive

One of the most infamous matches in European rugby history that put three Brive internationals in hospital and three Pontypridd players in court.

Incidents on and off the pitch at Brive in 1997 during the European Cup tie tarnished the competition’s reputation.

‘The Battle of Brive’ went down in rugby folklore both sides of the Channel, not just for the Heineken Cup punch-up on the field, but the Wild West-style saloon brawl afterwards in Le Bar Toulzac. In the aftermath of the dust-up, Brive captain Philippe Carbonneau, needed hospital treatment for a broken nose, as did Christophe Lamaison, his colleague in the French Test side.

A third international, David Venditti, suffered a bite wound to his hand and was also treated.