Jerónimo de la Fuente
Jerónimo de la Fuente (born 24 February 1991) is an Argentine rugby union footballer who plays as a centre for Duendes at domestic club level, the Jaguares in Super Rugby, and the Argentina national rugby union team.
|Full name||Jerónimo de la Fuente|
|Date of birth||24 February 1991|
|Place of birth||Rosario, Argentina|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||98 kg (15 st 6 lb; 216 lb)|
|Rugby union career|
De la Fuente has so far played his entire club career in his native Argentina for the Duendes Rugby Club in his home city of Rosario. He earned selection for the Pampas XV squad for the 2013 Vodacom Cup in South Africa and also for their tour of Australia in 2014.
De la Fuente is signed to play for Jaguares until 2017.
De la Fuente played for Argentina Under-20 at the 2011 IRB Junior World Championship. He then played further representative rugby for the Argentina Jaguars and the Pumas 7s throughout 2012 and 2013 before finally making his senior international debut in 2014.
His first appearance for Los Pumas came on 17 May 2014 against Uruguay, he followed that up a week later with a try on his second international appearance against Chile. He was then selected in the Pumas squad for the 2014 mid-year rugby union internationals in which he appeared twice in losses to Ireland, but was left out for their final match against Scotland. Despite this he was named in the 30-man squad for the 2014 Rugby Championship. He was not initially selected for the Pumas opening match against the Springboks, however a late injury to Juan Martin Hernandez saw de la Fuente promoted to the replacements bench and he made his championship debut as a second-half substitute in a 6-13 loss.
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