Julian Montoya rugby player
Julian Montoya rugby player

Julian Montoya

29th Oct 1993 1.83m/110kg Hooker

Montoya began his senior career at Club Newman in Buenos Aires in 2013, before joining Pampas XV in 2014 for two seasons and then signing for the Super Rugby side Jaguares in 2016.

Making his U20 debut for Los Pumas in 2013 he was quickly drafted into the senior squad and made his debut in 2014 and was included in the 2015 RWC Squad

An international representative at Under-20s level in 2013, he spent four seasons in Super Rugby and played in the 2019 Final against the Crusaders.

Montoya spent most of his early career behind former Argentina captain Agustin Creevy but has since taken over the starting jumper.

In January 2021, the Los Pumas hooker was confirmed as Leicester Tigers latest signing joining the club for the remainder of the 2020/21 season on a multi-year deal.

The hooker has 63 test caps including appearances in the Rugby World Cup campaigns in 2015 and 2019, since making his Test debut against Uruguay in 2014.

He has scored nine tries at international level and was part of the Argentina squad at the 2020 Tri Nations, featuring in the history-making victory over New Zealand.

In June 2020 there was speculation that Montoya had agreed to join Leicester Tigers for the 2021-22 Premiership Rugby season, but the move was eventually confirmed as an immediate transfer on 20 January 2021.

He started the 2022 Premiership Rugby final as Tigers beat Saracens 15-12.

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

S.C June 2023


argentina Argentina
2014 - present
leicester Leicester Tigers
2021 - present
unnamed (1) Jaguares
2015 - 2019