Austin Herd re-signed Uruguayan international Juan Echeverria for the 2020 Major League Rugby season. The 28-year-old prop is 5’9″, and 250 lbs.
Juan played 787 minutes in 13 matches for the team in 2019 and scored 1 try. He carried 40 times for 122 meters, made 2 tackle breaks, 2 offloads, and made 97 tackles. Juan also played for Uruguay during the season, as well as at the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
The tight-head prop has earned 54 caps with the Uruguayan Teros, starting 27 times and scoring 5 tries. His debut with the Uruguayan Teros was against Paraguay on April 26, 2014. His last was against Wales in the 2019 Rugby World Cup on October 13.
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.