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Alejo Corral
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Full name Alejo Corral
Date of birth (1981-09-11) September 11, 1981 (age 35)
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Weight 106 kg (16 st 10 lb)
Notable relative(s) Matías Corral (Brother)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Prop
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
2007-Present
2003-2005
1999-2003
SIC
SIC
OBC
correct as of November 6, 2011.
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2005-2007 Sannio 31 (30)
correct as of June 11, 2007.
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2010-Present Los Teros 14 (15)
correct as of May 12, 2012.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2005-Present Uruguay 30 (25)
correct as of November 23, 2012.

Alejo Corral (born September 11, 1981) is a rugby player born in Argentina but he plays for Uruguay.[1] He is the younger brother of Matías Corral, former player of the first XV of San Isidro Club between 1988 and 1995, and Puma from 1992 until his retirement after the 1995 Rugby World Cup and Estanislao Corral, also former player of San Isidro Club, and member of the squad that drew against Australia in 1987. The three brothers are left props.

Sport career

Alejo started playing rugby in 1987 in San Isidro Club in infant stage. In 1995, still in primary school, while his brother Matías was playing the Rugby World Cup, his family moved to Punta del Este, Uruguay, where he continued playing rugby defending the colors of Los Lobos Marinos, partner founder of that club and being coached by Pablo Lemoine, former teammate and current coach in the national team. En 1999, he left the club in Punta del Este because it didn't have enough players to form a division according to his age at the moment, and thats why he was transferred to Old Boys in Montevideo, starting at the under-19 team, and debuted there in first division in 2000, with the endorsement of Pedro Bordaberry, coach of that team. In 2003 he returned to San Isidro Club, joining the under-22 team and debuted in first division in 2005, against Atlético del Rósario. Later in September 2005, he made a brief profesional experience in the Unione Rugby Sannio, in Italy, returning back to SIC[2] in 2007, where it remains currently playing, being a valuable prop[3] and achieving complete his university studies, interrupted by his adventure in Italy.

Honours

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Local Titles

Title Club Country Year
Charlie Cat Tournament Old Boys Flag of Uruguay.svg Uruguay 2002
Quesada Cup San Isidro Club Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina 2004
Nacional de Clubes[4] San Isidro Club Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina 2008
Toyota Cup[5] San Isidro Club Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina 2009
URBA Top-14 San Isidro Club Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina 2010
URBA Top-14[6] San Isidro Club Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina 2011

National Team

With Los Teros was able to debut internationally, integrating the Uruguayan National Team Under-21, in the South American Tournament in Paraguay 2001. In the Senior Team, his first Test-Match was in 2005, against Portugal, in Estoril, for the Intercontinental Cup. In 2009 returns, after three years of absence, for the process and preparation for the first stage of classification to RWC 2011, which culminated in the series against the United States[7] in Novermeber 2009. In 2010, the new head coach Gonzalo Camardón quoted him again to play the Cross Border Tournament, the South American Championship, the Churchill Cup and the second stage of qualifying for the RWC 2011 compared to Kazakhstan[8] and Romania[9] respectively. In 2011, with Lemoine as head coach, he was summoned for the South American Championship that was held in Iguazú, Misiones and the European tour for th November international window of the IRB, which ended up being very positive, after facing Portugal and Spain,[10] ending the year ranked[11] as the best team out of World Cup.

Tournaments with Teros

Los Teritos

  • South American Rugby Tournament U-21: 2001 & 2002.

Los Teros

  • IRB Nations Cup: 2012
  • Argentine Championship 2012[12][13]
  • IRB Window: 2011
  • South American Rugby Tournament: 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012[14]
  • RWC Qualy: 2009 & 2010
  • Churchill Cup: 2010
  • Cross Border: 2009, 2010, 2011
  • Intercontinental Cup: 2005

Cups Details

See also

References

Links

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