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Argentine Rugby Star Joel Sclavi Renews Contract With La Rochelle

The Argentine right pillar Joel Sclavi renewed his contract until 2026 with the La Rochelle club, which participates in the Top 14 French rugby tournament, according to the press in that country.

The player from Mar del Plata, who will continue at La Rochelle for three more seasons, has made 26 games for the club -eleven as a starter- and is one of the star figures of the French entity both in the position of right and left pillar.

La Rochelle of France, with Argentine forwards Joel Sclavi and Facundo Bosch, won the Champions Cup, the most important club tournament in Europe, on May 28, beating Leinster of Ireland in the final, 24-21.

On January 14, Sclavi entered the match against Ulters, from Ireland, and scored the only try of the match corresponding to the third round of the Championship Cup that gave him a 7-3 victory at the Marcel Deflandre.

Sclavi made his debut for Los Pumas against Scotland on July 2 in a test match played in the city of San Salvador de Jujuy 26-18.

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The Argentine pillar was part of the Los Pumas starting team that won on August 27 of the previous season against the New Zealand All Blacks for the second time in history.

The man from Mar del Plata pointed out on the official website of the French club that: “I found a family here, with the team, the staff and its fans. The atmosphere here is enormous, it’s like in Argentina, so I’m very happy to stay.”

“They gave me the opportunity to continue here, to raise my level of play, the competition since I arrived has helped me grow,” Sclavi concluded.

This article is originally published on grupolaprovincia.com