Javier Rojas Alvarez: Cornish Pirates' Argentina fly-half leaves club

Javier Rojas Alvarez
Javier Rojas Alvarez represented Argentina at the 2016 Olympics and has played club rugby in his homeland, France, South Africa and Italy

Argentina fly-half Javier Rojas Alvarez has left the Cornish Pirates.

The 29-year-old, who first joined the Championship club in April 2018, has undergone knee surgery.

Alvarez, who won five caps for the Pumas from 2012-14, played 42 games for the Pirates and scored 279 points.

"With the support of the many fine people in the community of Cornwall, I wish the Cornish Pirates all the very best in the future for the club to fulfil its ambition," said Alvarez.

"Wherever my career has taken me, I try to learn as much as possible, which was certainly so at the Pirates," said Alvarez.

In his place the Pirates have signed 22-year-old former Exeter University fly-half Harry Bazalgette.

"He has a strong kicking game, leads by example and has good knowledge and game management for a young man," joint-head coach Gavin Cattle said of Bazalgette.

"Although not tested at Championship level, Harry undoubtedly shows considerable potential and is someone who will be exciting to work with."

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