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Rugby: nostalgia flavored with gin and tonic

Without detracting from the present, and much less the future, Julio Williams like to dive into memories frequently. In that chest has lots of stories and photos worth dusting off and sharing, though hours are never enough to cover more than a few. But if you are going to exercise nostalgia, what better way to do it than by observing a beautiful Yerbabuean sunset in the gallery of your house with a drink
of gin and tonic in rugby jerseys hand. Even more so if the gin bears his signature: Williams & Williams London Dry Gin. “I started to elaborate it during the quarantine, from a MEMORIES. Tucumán Rugby is his passion. “As Francella says in The Secret of his eyes: you can change everything, except passion, “he says. LA GACETA / PHOTO BY DIEGO ARÁOZ
G 2 detailed recipe in a letter that I found among my father’s things ”,
Julio tells us, not only in the role of interviewee but also as host and bartender. On a wooden bench, several of the T-shirts that keep as treasures. Mainly, that of Tucumán Rugby, the first that dressed, although not the only one. “I started at the club in 1970. But when my parents separated, I went to live downtown for a couple of years, and in that
time I played in University, which was still in the Department of Physical education. Then I returned to Tucumán Rugby at the insistence of my friends, but I also had a lot of friends in ‘Uni’. Because, although I have only one club, there are several shirts I want, “he explains.
Julio, who also wore the San Isidro Club while he lived in Buenos
Aires. “I have friends everywhere. I always say that rugby is a medium and not a n. It is a means of making friends in all clubs. 25 ago years that I returned from Italy and there is not a week that I do not receive a call from some
friend from there. I taught many to take fernet with coca, ”he recalls.


The CUS Perugia shirt appears as a representative of his time at the
Italian rugby, in the early 90s, by the grace of his brother
Frederick. “He left first and from there he called me to invite me to go. I already
I was 31 years old, I felt old enough to take that step, but he told me that
I had spoken to be added to Perugia. The detail is that the types they needed a kicker, and he had told them that I knew. I wanted to kill him
I told him I was crazy, how could I tell them that if I hadn’t kicked in my life. But hey they needed one so I went to Lawn Tennis to ask ‘Negro’ Tejerizo to teach me. We spent hours kicking the sticks, because in a few days he had to be there. And look what the things: I ended up being the team’s kicker and scorer ”.
Anyway, the fact that he had never kicked was not entirely true. A decade earlier, wearing the “orange”, he had been encouraged to try the foot in the last play of a match against Mendoza, for the Centro tournament
A recipe that came from Wales more than 140 years ago
of the Republic. “There was a minute left and we were losing by two points. The fullback of them kicks from his ingoal trying to get her to the line, but leaves her inside
and there I grabbed it, which was located on the open wing. Although
I was cornering, about 10 yards, the only thing I could think of was to shoot a drop. I got pearly and took the bombshell, but it came out like a balloon punctured. The ‘Gallo’ Cabrera yells Noooooo, but when he sees that the ball
He comes in with just enough, starts shouting Síííííí, and the game is over. We won
with my drop and they took me on a litter, ”he remembers. But he admits that that success delighted him. Because one more week
Later, in a match in Rosario, he tried again. “After a line, the ball comes to me, who was by the blind. And from there I hit him drop again, but the shot came out low and I almost took the head off the forwards. Since
So, some friends, like ‘Perico’ (Pedro) Merlo, spend me with ‘the Julio Williams drops ’ha ha”, he accepts.
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Times have changed a lot, and while you enjoy watching rugby professional, he understands that Argentine rugby must return to the bases. “He
(Agustín) Pichot’s project I loved, but I don’t think our country
it is in financial condition to face it. On the other hand, Argentina has a unique club base, which gave us great fruit and which we should not waste. Resources must be directed there, towards the clubs. Y try to recover the Argentine Championship. When they arranged to be
played in November, it stopped being attractive, because the players shot. If they had done it with windows during local tournaments, it would have been different. And if you can’t make an Argentine, it would be good if unless a Center of the Republic can be set up. I insist, in this situation,
Argentine rugby must return to its sources ”.

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