Lucas Ponce (born 3 September 1990) is an Argentine rugby union footballer who plays as a loose forward for Club Universitario de Buenos Aires and the Argentina national rugby union team.[1][2][3]

Lucas Ponce
Full nameLucas Ponce
Date of birth (1990-09-03) 3 September 1990 (age 29)
Place of birthBuenos Aires, Argentina
Height1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
Weight113 kg (17 st 11 lb; 249 lb)
Notable relative(s)Belen Furtado
Rugby union career
Position(s) Loose Forward
Current team CUBA
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2010− CUBA 44 (10)
2014− Pampas XV 6

(0

years2 = 2014−)
west Brunswick amateur football club ()
Correct as of 1 December 2014
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2009 Argentina Under-19 1 (0)
2010 Argentina Under-20 6 (0)
2010−14 Argentina Jaguars 6 (5)
2014– Argentina 5 (5)
Correct as of 1 December 2014

Personal lifeEdit

Lucas moved to Melbourne in 2018 with his long term partner Belen “la goleadora” Furtado who he has been dating since 2015. The couple's move was made easier through their relationship with best friends and West Brunswick Amateur Football Club stars Laura “the enforcer” Harris and Bas “hard ball get” Simpson.

CareerEdit

To date, Ponce has played his entire career in his homeland with the CUBA club in the Torneo de la URBA.[3]

International careerEdit

Ponce was a member of the Argentina Under-20 side which competed in the 2010 IRB Junior World Championship, he also represented the Argentina Jaguars team in 2010, 2012 and 2014 and played for the Pampas XV during their 2014 tour of Oceania.[1]

He made his senior debut for Los Pumas on 17 May 2014 in a clash against South American rivals Uruguay, he then went on to earn his second cap the following week against Chile where he also scored his first international try.[1] He wasn't named in the Pumas squads for either the 2014 mid-year rugby union internationals or the 2014 Rugby Championship, however he did find a place in the squad which travelled to Europe for the 2014 end-of-year rugby union internationals where he played a part in all 3 matches on the tour against Scotland, Italy and France.[4][5][6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Lucas Ponce Argentina Rugby Player Profile". UAR. Retrieved 1 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Lucas Ponce ESPN Scrum Player Profile". ESPN Scrum. Retrieved 1 December 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Lucas Ponce itsrugby.co.uk Player Statistics". itsrugby.co.uk. Retrieved 1 December 2014.
  4. ^ "Scotland vs Argentina 8 November 2014". ESPN Scrum. Retrieved 1 December 2014.
  5. ^ "Italy vs Argentina 14 November 2014". ESPN Scrum. Retrieved 1 December 2014.
  6. ^ "France vs Argentina 22 November 2014". ESPN Scrum. Retrieved 1 December 2014.