New Zealand’s Christchurch-based team announced on Friday that Pablo Matera, third row at Francis Stadium, will play Super Rugby 2022 with the Crusaders. “In response to speculation about (next steps) from Pablo Matera’s football career, the Crusaders can confirm that the Argentine will sign the club for the 2022 Super Rugby season,” the champion said. statement.
In an interview published Thursday on the newspaper’s website Olympic noon, Captain Pumas said he wants to play in Super Rugby next year before returning to Paris to complete the contract linking him to the French stadium until June 2022.
Engaged in a controversy over xenophobic tweets
“He is a talented and industrious player with real leadership qualities and has impressed us with his physical strength and work ethic,” Scott Robertson commended the Crusaders coach.
Matera actually played in Super Rugby, in the Argentine Jaguares which led him to the first final match in their history in 2019, losing to the Crusaders. After four seasons with Jaguares, Grade Three joined Stade Français in 2019. This fall, he and two other Choice Argentina partners are involved in a controversy over old xenophobic tweets. The player had to explain himself to his management and associates.
The Crusaders, ten Super Rugby winners, recently qualified for the Super Rugby Aotearoa Final, a tournament restricted to New Zealand teams due to the Covid-19 pandemic. They will face the leaders on May 8 in Christchurch.