Joaquín Oviedo rugby player
Joaquín Oviedo rugby player

Joaquín Oviedo

7th Jul 2001 1.91m/113kg No. 8

Joaquín Oviedo, born on 17 July 2001, is an Argentine rugby union player who currently represents the Top 14 side Perpignan. He is known for his versatility and excels in the positions of flanker or Number 8.

Oviedo's professional career began when he joined the Jaguares XV team to compete in the Súper Liga Americana de Rugby in 2021. This opportunity allowed him to gain valuable experience and showcase his talent on a professional platform.

Ahead of the 2021-22 Top 14 season, Oviedo made a move to Perpignan, a prominent French club. Joining a competitive league like Top 14 provided him with the chance to further develop his skills and challenge himself against top-level opposition.

His performances did not go unnoticed, as he earned a place in the Argentina squad for the 2021 Rugby Championship. Making his debut in Round 5 of the tournament against Australia, Oviedo proved his worth on the international stage at a young age.

Despite his relatively limited experience, Oviedo's inclusion in Mario Ledesma's training roster in 2020 on his 19th birthday demonstrated the promise and potential he possesses. Prior to this, he had represented the Argentine under-18s in 2019, highlighting his early exposure to representative rugby.

Hailing from the Córdoba Athletic club, Oviedo comes from a notable rugby family. His older brother, Leonel Oviedo, also played in the 2020 Súper Liga Americana de Rugby for Los Ceibos. Joaquín followed in his brother's footsteps, joining the same team before receiving the call-up to the senior national squad.

As a powerful ball-carrying forward, Joaquín Oviedo's career is on an upward trajectory. With his natural talent, versatility, and family rugby pedigree, he has the potential to make a significant impact both for his club, Perpignan, and the Argentine national team in the years to come.



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