Jaguares players asked to consider overseas options

Jaguares were positioned eighth when the Super Rugby tournament was suspended
Jaguares were positioned eighth when the Super Rugby tournament was suspended
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Argentina international Jeronimo de la Fuente has said that Jaguares players have been asked to consider overseas options after the ongoing season of Super Rugby was disrupted by the pandemic coronavirus.

The tournament has been on suspension since March and is unlikely to resume any time soon following travel restrictions in place.

While Australia and New Zealand are set to play a revamped domestic competition with local teams, Jaguares, who are part of the South African Conference are unlikely to feature this year even though SANZAAR has not officially announced abandonment of the Super Rugby competition.

"The UAR (Argentina's rugby union)... told us that if (a player) had an offer in the future, to take it to ease the economic issue a little," De La Fuente told ESPN.

"They told us that if we had any possibility of emigrating that we take it and that the UAR was going to be predisposed to help us to be able to travel.

"Not that the UAR is going to let all its players go.

"It will try to retain a base so that professional rugby remains in place, competing, and basically so that there's some competition within the country where they can take Jaguares, Ceibos or Argentina XV."

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