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Creevy hopes fairytale international career is far from over

Creevy hopes fairytale international career is far from over

Agustín Creevy hopes there is no end in sight for his international career after becoming the most-capped Argentina player of all time.

The hooker made his Test debut for Los Pumas in 2005 against Japan in Buenos Aires before going on to captain his national team 49 times between 2014 and 2018.

He tied half-back Nicolas Sanchez as Argentina’s most capped international this summer when he came off the bench for his 94th Test appearance in a 48-17 win against Australia in San Juan.

And Creevy was beaming with pride to have etched his name into the history books.

“It means a lot. My whole life I have only played for one thing, to represent the Pumas,” said the 37-year-old London Irish star.

“It is my life, it means everything to me. Everything that I do in rugby I do for them, for the national team.

“I’m just really proud to still be representing them after, I don’t know, 17 years now.

“It’s a lot of time and hopefully I’ll bxe able to just keep playing and representing my country, it’s the best thing that I can do.”

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Creevy played his way back into the fold after a remarkable 2021-22 Gallagher Premiership season with London Irish which saw him score 18 tries in all competitions.

And he added that his form for his club side was a crucial part of his renaissance on the international stage.

He said: “That was the most important thing because thanks to that I could again be in the Pumas squad.

“The new coach, Michael Cheika, saw my performance at London Irish and said that I am still at the level.

“When playing for the Pumas, or any international teams, you’re playing the best players in the world, and I think I was at that level last season.”

Having made his debut in 2005, Creevy admits that he is constantly learning from the young stars of today.

He added: “Keeping on playing, it’s a challenge, every year is a challenge for me.

“I’m 37 at the moment, and it’s a really good challenge to keep going to learn, and to try to teach the boys.

“Also, I try to learn from them because it’s a new generation, it is new rugby and I learn from that every day.

“I’m really excited about the future, really excited. After the summer that I had with the Pumas and the personal stuff. I’m really happy to start another season with London Irish.”

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