The Argentinian Pablo Bouza, currently immersed in the preparation of the World Cup in France 2023 with Uruguayhas been indicated this Sunday by the president of the Spanish Rugby Federation, Juan Carlos Martin ‘Hansen’, as the candidate chosen to lead the sports project of the XV masculine. This was announced in his opening speech at the 2023 General Assembly, also pointing out that Pablo Bouza has received a formal proposal from the technical management.
Likewise, Gabriel Sáez, vice president of the sports area, planning and strategy, has recognized that the talks “are very advanced” and underlined the “suitability of the candidate to lead a project that aims to take Spain to the RWC Australia 2027″.
Bouza, as indicated in a note from the Federation, has listened “with interest and enthusiasm to the project to convert Los Leones into a Tier 1 team.” Once his commitment to the Uruguayan Rugby Union has ended, he may be willing to lead the project endorsed by World Rugby. Pablo Bouza is currently an assistant coach for Los Teros, the Uruguayan National Team, and a High Performance consultant for South America Rugby. He has extensive experience at the highest level as a coach and player, having been international with Los Pumas with whom he played in the RWC in 2003.
As a coach, in 2016 he directed the Argentina XV, with whom he won the Americas Championship. Later he was assistant coach of Los Pumas, with whom he achieved fourth place in the 2015 World Cup and has led Peñarol Rugby in the SLAR, a competition that he won in 2023. Bouza is considered one of the Selectors with the greatest international projection.