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Felipe Contepomi: ‘Ireland is my adopted country. It’s always been good to me’

Schooled by Irish Christian Brothers before making a life for himself in Dublin, tomorrow’s fixture means more for the ex-Puma fly-half who is now coaching at Leinster

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Leinster backs coach Felipe Contepomi before the United Rugby Championship match between Glasgow Warriors and Leinster at Scotstoun Stadium in Glasgow, Scotland. Photo: Harry Murphy/Sportsfile

Leinster backs coach Felipe Contepomi before the United Rugby Championship match between Glasgow Warriors and Leinster at Scotstoun Stadium in Glasgow, Scotland. Photo: Harry Murphy/Sportsfile

Leinster backs coach Felipe Contepomi before the United Rugby Championship match between Glasgow Warriors and Leinster at Scotstoun Stadium in Glasgow, Scotland. Photo: Harry Murphy/Sportsfile

Few fixtures on the rugby calendar can mean more to anyone than Ireland v Argentina to Felipe Contepomi.

From the outside, his relationship with his current home would appear to be complex. As a player he was at once the darling of Leinster and the bête noire of the Irish team against whom he won one in 10 of his 87 Argentina caps during a period when the rivalry between the two teams boiled over.


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