Joseph Louis San Juan maintains, at 96 years old, that rugby is a great school of life and the teachings of the oval sport not only serve on the field but are also very useful to form a personality and for everyday life. what is he deportation more formative.
In sporting terms, he went almost as far as one could go in the 1940s and 1950s. In 1949 he was champion of Spain with the Atletico Madrid played in the third line, and at a time when the Spanish team had no activity, it was ‘International‘ in the friendly tours that teams and teams carried out abroad and, of course, it appeared several times in MARCA, in the chronicles signed by Virgilio Hernández Rivadulla. It was a rugby almost exclusively university student.
Last Thursday, José Luis San Juan was in the ‘clinic’ of the Classic All Blacks and some members of the XV del León with dozens of young homegrown players in the Vallecano countryside The Little Trees uniting in the act practically the beginnings of Spanish rugby with its present.
And the Classic All Blacks delivered a commemorative t-shirt acknowledging him as another rugby great and, of course, as another rugby ‘classic’, and he thanked him in English “although I have forgotten it a bit”. On Saturday he will be in the stands of the Wanda Metropolitano. Since the match was announced, he has his ticket.