Uruguayan International, Juan Echeverria has Committed to Austin Elite Rugby
ROUND ROCK (TX) – Austin Elite Rugby is eager to announce the commitment of Uruguayan international, Juan Echeverria. The tight-head prop has earned 43 caps since his debut with the Uruguayan Teros in 2014. Prior to his play with the Uruguayan national side, Echeverria played with La Olla Rugby Club in Florida, Uruguay. He then went on to play for Old Christians where he was a key component in the teams 3 Uruguayan Champion wins in 2015, 2016, and 2017. The decorated tight-head prop also hit the pitch in 2017 and 2018 for the Teros first Nations Cup championship wins, beating out Argentina in both Cup finals.
“I never imagined something like this, and I didn’t expect it either but I was aware of the possibility. It’s beautiful to see how you accomplish different stages throughout your career, and this is a very important stage in mine. I’ve been slowly adjusting to the idea of playing overseas and I know this is going to be a great experience.” – Juan Echeverria
“Nunca me imaginé algo así y no lo esperaba, aunque sabía que estaba latente esa posibilidad. Es algo muy lindo porque se van quemando etapas en la carrera y esta oportunidad es muy importante. Lo vengo asimilando con el paso de los días y va a ser una gran experiencia.” – Juan Echeverria
Head Coach, Alain Hyardet is excited for the trusted Teros player to join our front row, as he will bring a lot of experience to our scrum for the 2019 Major League Rugby season.
Forwards Coach Pedrie Wannenburg commented, “I am excited to to bring in another back rower, especially one of Dylan’s size. Dylans previous professional background will be integral to our game plan moving forward.”
About Austin Elite Rugby
Austin Elite Rugby is a Professional Rugby team based in Austin and Round Rock, Texas, and we are excited to bring Professional Rugby to Central Texas. As a founding member of Major League Rugby, Austin Elite Rugby’s vision is to bring the excitement of professional rugby to the US. With the embodiment of rugby’s core values of integrity, respect, discipline, and passion; AER will help educate, inspire and connect with the community of Austin, Texas. Creating a world-class experience for players and fans to enjoy the game.
The 2019 Major League Rugby season kicks off the weekend of January 26th and will span 19 weeks with home matches being played at the iconic Dell Diamond, a 13,000-seat stadium in Round Rock / North Austin.
About Major League Rugby
MLR is a professional rugby league that launched in April of 2018. It’s an initiative of the American rugby community, in partnership with private investors, who believe that American rugby can thrive at the highest levels: as a commercial enterprise; as an influential player on the international scene; and as a participation sport at the youth and senior level. MLR is the pinnacle of American rugby, and provides a rallying point for local communities, a focal point for American rugby fans, and an aspirational destination for young athletes. For more information, visit usmlr.com
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