Chilean Rugby You are living a dream moment. World Cup qualification 2023 in France Interest in the discipline grew and development spread in all directions, beyond selection. That continuous development has already earned its well-deserved response in the media. And although this time it was just a sporadic drama that went viral and was widely circulated on social networks, the scope also has to do with the increased focus on the game. The interesting thing is that in the midst of all that fascinating act… There was an Argentine, Juan HartigoHero at the end of the match.
What happened? For the first A final date, action took place at the end of the second division match between Lagartos RC and Old Reds, last Saturday in the commune of Rengo (114 km south of Santiago). 15 to 13 narrowly imposed by the locals, but they practically won the game, as the ball was in the hands of his fly-half Renato Cantilana. The game is over when he is taken off the field.
He discovered the short part of the pitch from his position below the H into his own ingole. He wanted to get out from the bottom, but was so unlucky that the clearance hit one of his accomplices in the face. the ball was “alive” in the ingol, and Willie Old Reds lashed out at him to make a winning effort,
Hartig, 22, and studying law in Santiago, was the author of The Unexpected Victory. He played at the Lissao Naval until the age of 11 And then, for reasons of work for his family (his father has a degree in the system), he moved to Colombia for a year, and has lived in Chile since he was 12 years old. He began studying in Redland and soon joined the school’s alumnus rugby team.
The proliferation power of the network has put the 22-year-old from Chile’s rise to an unimaginable risk. “I don’t know what I was thinking at the time of the evacuation. I went to get the ball and of course I celebrated. There was no way to win the match. but When I saw what started happening on the network I felt bad for the people of Lagartos, I think they are having a bad time and that is not the spirit of the game,” Hartig says, even with a certain tone of regret, in conversation with La Nacional.
It is that, far from the meaning of a joke, the winning team took the situation with great respect. Daniel Astorga, one of the Old Reds managers, explained: “Oh you call me for this! I didn’t think it would have that much reach. I’m very sorry for what happened. They are very nice guys (Lagartos players) And it’s so unfair to have something like that happen to you. They deserved to win the match. That’s the reality. Juanito (Hartig) was attentive there and supported the effort, but I had already turned around so I didn’t see him. Those lizards was ready to go to congratulate the leaders of the U.S. But didn’t score any points. Maybe that’s why we rested this time. He looked for it and deserved it beyond that accident.”
Lagartos are a newly promoted team from the Third Division. The win against the Old Reds would have been the most important in the club’s history.,
Hartig is still a little surprised by what happened. This is normal: most of his comrades were already on their way to the locker room. Only he was attentive to what was happening: “I had never seen such a trick in my life. And look, I play and watch rugby since I was 4 years old.” He’s definitely a fan of Argentine rugby. Try to be aware of the results of Liceo Navy through social networks, but watching sports so much Not easy. On his Twitter account he has a picture of the Jaguars. “On a tour we did with the Old Reds to play in La Plata, we were lucky to go to a game against the Blues at the Velez Stadium in 2019 Were. They were a great team,” he recalls.
and analyzes the current of Chilean rugby. “In the last three or four years we see they have a much more professional system,” he says. Everything got better with the arrival of Lemoine (N. de la R.: Pablo, Uruguay’s coach who leads the national team). He has a look that goes far beyond what was being done. They have several high performance centers. My brother (Manuel, 21 years old), until recently in an M20 who went to play against Canada, was able to enjoy all those facilities. They are empowering the youth and that is great.”
From next season he will play in the top 10 of Chile’s main competition. And he will try to get ahead of his game again. However, for many, it will always “fan” into one of the most unusual endings in memory of a rugby match.