Martin Castrogiovanni rugby player
Martin Castrogiovanni rugby player

Martin Castrogiovanni

21st Oct 1981 1.88m/119kg Loosehead Prop

Arguably the premier tighthead prop in the world, Castrogiovanni is the pillar of strength that holds both the Azzurri and Leicester Tigers scrums together. The well established and renowned Argentine-born prop started from humble beginnings playing with the Argentine side Atletico Estudiantes before moving to Italian side Calvisano. After 5 years the English side Leicester Tigers took an interest and signed him. Affectionately known as 'Castro', the smiling front ranker is popular among everyone accept those he scrums against. Castrogiovanni made his international debut with Italy in 2002 against New Zealand and helped the Tigers to premiership titles in 2007, 2009, and 2010. Since making his debut for Italy, Castrogiovanni has been an ever present in the team, racking up over 100 caps for his adopted country. 2015 will see him represent Italy in a 4th World Cup, having been selected in Vern Cotter's 31-man squad. In December 2016, Castrogiovanni announced his retirement from the game, bringing an end to a fantastic 15 year career.

DH Dec 16

Career

Rugby_Calvisano_Logo Calvisano
Loosehead Prop
2001 - 2006
leicester Leicester Tigers
Loosehead Prop
2006 - 2013
Barbarians_Logo Barbarians
Loosehead Prop
2013 - 2013
toulon_rugby_logo RC Toulon
Tighthead Prop
2013 - 2015
italy Italy
Loosehead Prop
2002 - 2016
logo_racing2 Racing 92
Loosehead Prop
2015 - 2016