American Raptors Adds Jhon Arley Urrutia

The American Raptors added Jhon Arley Urrutia Robledo for the 2023 Super Rugby Americas season. The 29-year-old wing/fullback is 5’6″ and 165 lbs.

Jhon is from Apartidó, a city in the northeast of Colombia, and lives in Medillín. He attended Politécnico Colobiano Jaime Isaza Cadavid from 2016 through 2019.

He played club rugby for Fénix and was a gold medal winner for the Colombian National Team at the Central American and Caribbean Games in 2018 and the 2019 Americas Rugby Challenge. He played National Team Sevens, as well as, professionally for Cafeteros Pro in 2020-2021.

He also played for Colombia in the 2022 Tri-Nations against Brazil and Paraguay. World Rugby called him the fastest rugby player in South America.

While the addition of Jhon to the American Raptors is certainly welcome, it appears that the American Raptors were part of a Smoke and Mirrors Super Rugby Americas announcement earlier that the Raptors were to receive five former Cafeteros Pro and Colombia National team players, Diver Ceballos, Colombia’s most accomplished player and wing Alain Altahona. They will instead join Brazil’s team, Os Cobras. The other former Cafeteros Pro players included Juan David Agudelo, a center, Santiago Galvez, a flyhalf/fullback, and Juan Padeco, an No. 8.

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