Juan Manuel Leguizamon has said it’ll be “odd” to arrange inverse his worldwide colleagues when he plays against Argentina for the Barbarians this end of the week.
Leguizamon is the main Argentine agent in the 23-man Barbarians squad to confront the Pumas, joining 13 South Africans and players from six different nations in framing Rassie Erasmus’ select side.
However, Leguizamon, 35, will have the extraordinary experience of playing against the nation he spoke to multiple times over his 13-year universal profession when he pulls on the well known highly contrasting Barbarians shirt at Twickenham on Saturday.
“It’s unusual, however I’m not contemplating this,” Leguizamon told ESPN. “It’s a session of rugby and it’s an extraordinary opportunity to play with the Barbarians – which is continually stunning to be a piece of. Clearly the diversion is against Argentina so it’s extraordinary, however it’s how it is and we need to appreciate each open door we have.”
Flanker Leguizamon captained the Barbarians in his solitary other appearance in 2014, including close by Argentina colleagues Tomas Cubelli and Juan Martin Hernandez as the Baa-Baas crushed England at Twickenham.
“This time I’m the main Argentine in the group yet that diversion was astonishing,” Leguizamon said. “I’ve been conversing with the [Argentina] young men, continually kidding and having great visits, yet we are not talking that much. It’s about jokes and having a decent time on the pitch when we play on Saturday.
“The Barbarians are an astonishing group with astounding players and it’s an incredible chance to impart to them and to know them as a man separated from the rugby. That piece of rugby for me is essential. Clearly whether we can wind up playing an extraordinary amusement it’ll be incredible, as well.”
Argentina enter the installation against the Barbarians having lost every one of the three of their Test coordinates this November. Following annihilations to Ireland and France, the Pumas at that point went down to Scotland 14-9 out of a nearby amusement in Edinburgh a weekend ago.
“It was hard,” Leguizamon said. “The last amusement against Scotland we had the chance to win however we weren’t that powerful. It’s a disgrace we didn’t win a diversion [this month] however despite everything we’re buckling down. It is anything but a reason however it is difficult for us playing the entire year with a similar gathering of players.”
Also, as Argentina endeavor to end 2018 on a high and head into 2019 with a win, Leguizamon, who is the most-topped player in their present squad, will attempt stop them.
“It will be an intense diversion however yes it’s how it is,” he included. “We need to win and clearly Argentina needs to do it in view of the three last diversions that they lost. Yet, truly, I trust it will be an extraordinary session of rugby.”