Juan Cruz Mallia rugby player
Juan Cruz Mallia rugby player

Juan Cruz Mallia

11th Sep 1996 1.82m/92kg Outside Centre

Juan Cruz Mallía is an Argentine rugby union player who is known for his versatility in playing as a full-back, wing, or centre. He currently plays for Toulouse in the French Top 14 and represents the Argentina national rugby union team.

Mallía began his professional career with the Jaguares in Super Rugby. He made his Super Rugby debut against the Chiefs in May 2018, showcasing his skills and potential on the field.

In 2021, Mallía achieved significant success with Toulouse. He played a crucial role in helping the team win the European Rugby Champions Cup, scoring their only try in the final. Shortly after, he also contributed to Toulouse's victory in the Top 14 final, solidifying his reputation as a key player.

Mallía's versatility is one of his standout attributes. Like James O'Connor or Adam Ashley-Cooper, he can effectively play in various positions ranging from 11 to 15. He has started in more than ten professional games in each of these positions.

Throughout his career, Mallía has represented several national sides for Argentina. He captained the U20 team in 2015 and went on to play in the America's Rugby Championship. In 2018, he received his first call-up to the senior national side, making his test debut off the bench against Scotland. Mallía was also included in the squad for the Rugby Championship that year.

With his ability to adapt to different positions, Mallía has showcased his talent on the international stage. He represented the Pumas at the Rugby World Cup and has earned six test caps for Argentina.

In January 2021, Mallía joined Toulouse as a medical joker. Despite his relatively young international career, he brought valuable experience to the French club, further enhancing his development as a rugby player.

Ahead of the Rugby World Cup 2023, Mallia has been named in the squad for Argentina.



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2018 - present
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2021 - present
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2015 - 2015
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2018 - 2019
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2018 - 2020