Diego Ormaechea

Diego Ormaechea (born 19 July 1959) is a former Uruguayan rugby union player and a current coach. He played as a number eight. Ormaechea is considered the greatest Uruguayan rugby player of all time.[citation needed] His contribution to rugby has been significant, not only as a player and coach, but as an inspirational personality that attracts many youngsters to the sport.

Diego Ormaechea
Birth nameDiego Ormaechea
Date of birth (1959-07-19) July 19, 1959 (age 62)
Place of birthMontevideo, Uruguay
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight15 st 6 lb (98 kg; 216 lb)
Notable relative(s)Agustín Ormaechea (son)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Number eight
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Carrasco Polo Club
Carrasco Polo Club
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1979-1999 Uruguay 73 (79)

His profession is Veterinary Surgeon specialised in Racing Horses. He is one of the top veterinary surgeons in South America in his discipline.

His son, Agustín Ormaechea, is a current Uruguayan international rugby union player.

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