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Fabián Turnes (born January 12, 1965 in Buenos Aires) is a former Argentine rugby union player and a current coach. He played as a centre.

Fabián Turnes
Date of birth (1965-01-12) January 12, 1965 (age 54)
Place of birthBuenos Aires
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Banco Nación
Amatori Rugby San Donà
Cesena Rugby Club
Amatori Catania
Banco Nación
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1984-1997  Argentina 29 (63)

Turnes played at Banco Nación, from 1983/84 to 1988/89, where he won two titles of Argentine Champion, in 1985/86 and 1988/89. He then would play for Amatori Rugby San Donà (1989/90), Cesena and Amatori Catania, in Italy, returning for two final seasons at Banco Nación, where he would end his career in 1997/98. He then started a coaching career.

He had 29 caps for Argentina, from 1985 to 1997, scoring 63 points, 5 tries, 5 conversions, 10 penalties and 1 drop goal. He played two matches at the 1987 Rugby World Cup finals.

He was nominated, after the 2007 Rugby World Cup finals, one of the head coaches of Argentina, with Santiago Phelan.

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Preceded by
Marcelo Loffreda
Argentina rugby union coach with Santiago Phelan
Succeeded by
Daniel Hourcade