Austin Elite Rugby & Juan Echeverria
Austin Elite Rugby has signed Uruguayan international, Juan Echeverria. He is 27-years-old, 5’9″, and 250 pounds.
The tight-head prop has earned 43 caps with the Uruguayan Teros, starting 25 times and scoring 3 tries. His debut with the Uruguayan Teros was against Paraguay on April 26, 2014. His last came against Romania in Bucharest on November 24, 2018
Prior to playing with the Uruguayan national side, Echeverria played with La Olla Rugby Club in Florida, Uruguay. He then played for Old Christians helping the team to win three consecutive Uruguayan Championships in 2015, 2016, and 2017. He also played in the Nations Cup Championship in both 2017 and 2018, beating Argentina in both Cup finals.
He also played for Uruguay A in the 2018 Americas Pacific Challenge.
Echeverria went to Liceo Brig. Gral. Manuel Oribe and also studied at Facultad de Agronomia Udelar.
Austin Elite Rugby Comments
Juan Echeverria said that “I never imagined something like this, and I didn’t expect it either but I was aware of the possibility. It’s beautiful to see how you accomplish different stages throughout your career, and this is a very important stage in mine. I’ve been slowly adjusting to the idea of playing overseas and I know this is going to be a great experience.” –
Juan Echeverria: “Nunca me imaginé algo así y no lo esperaba, aunque sabía que estaba latente esa posibilidad. Es algo muy lindo porque se van quemando etapas en la carrera y esta oportunidad es muy importante. Lo vengo asimilando con el paso de los días y va a ser una gran experiencia.”
Head Coach, Alain Hyardet is excited for the trusted Teros player to join our front row, as he will bring a lot of experience to our scrum for the 2019 Major League Rugby season.