Tomas Lavanini rugby player
Tomas Lavanini rugby player

Tomas Lavanini

22nd Jan 1993 2.01m/130kg No 5 Lock

Born in Buenos Aires, Lavanini represented Argentina U20 in the IRB Junior World Championship after starting his career with Pampas XV.

He made his senior debut against Uruguay in 2013 & was called into The Rugby Championship squad as injury cover.

He proved his worth and remained in the squad for the 2015 RWC after joining Paris-based Racing 92 for the 2014-2015 season.

Tipping the scales at 130kg, Lavanini joined up with Jaguares for the 2016 Super Rugby season & became a leading presence in the side.

Whether on the gain-line, at the breakdown or in the lineout, he disrupts to fine effect.

Lavanini was named in Los Pumas squad for the 2017 November series having won 35 caps.

In May 2019, boasting 47 senior caps, he signed a deal with Leicester Tigers ahead of the 2019/20 season.

(LS May 6, 2019)

Career

argentina Argentina
No 4 Lock
2013 - present
logo_racing2 Racing 92
No 4 Lock
2014 - 2015
unnamed (1) Jaguares
No 4 Lock
2015 - 2019