The ideal Argentinean
Pablo is an example of what sacrifice is in sport, what rugby is and its values.
Pablo Matera, the captain of the Jaguars, was chosen by SANZAAR to form the 15th ideal of the 2017-2018 Super Rugby season. He is the only Argentinean to be part of these fifteen outstanding ones. Pablo is an example of what sacrifice is in sport, of what rugby and its values are. And what it's like to be an Argentinian: Matera always shows with his actions what we mentioned; he gives everything for the team and for his country. The captain chosen by Mario Ledesma, is an ideal player, eventually he is attacking, looking to put the team ahead, hitting defense and training constantly. Faced with his injuries during the year, the Argentine wing never stopped. Always together with the team; the most important thing for him was to keep the team together, and he did it, making him stand out on the pitch along with his teammates. A captain who is always positive and never bows his head in the face of adversity, putting the group back on top. Matera, I think, is an ideal player, strong and plays with aggressiveness, which this year with the arrival of Ledesma and his appointment as captain, he knew how to control to know how to use it in the best way and thus benefit his game. Pablo made a change for the better by starting to be not only a great player on the pitch, but also a great player off it; an example of what it's like to be a real rugby player and a real Argentine. For me, the ideal Argentinean, strength, aggressiveness, respect and leadership.