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Agustin Creevy: London Irish’s Argentine hooker content material with life on and off pitch

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Agustin Creevy has scored three tries in his last three games

Agustin Creevy is a rugby union player who has accumulated some impressive air miles so far in his career.

But the London hooker from Ireland and Argentina, 36, is now more than happy to keep her feet on the ground.

Creevy, who played 89 times for Los Pumas, admits his game is thriving thanks to a sedentary lifestyle.

“It’s the first time I’ve been with my family in maybe six years,” he said. “London has been a great place for all of us to work and arrive.”

“Family matters most,” the former Jaguares, Montpellier and Worcester player told BBC Radio London.

“My daughter is two and a half and enjoys preschool and when you have children you know that they are the most important thing.

“It would be really hard to be away from her and my wife and I are now living for my daughter, all of my priorities have changed and family comes first.

“Since they are with me here and now every day, I can enjoy my rugby too. I don’t have to worry too much about them.

“When the family is good, you don’t feel any pressure from outside as a player and you can concentrate fully on the game.”

Agustin Creevy shoots a try
Creevy scored the only attempt by the Irish in the narrow loss to Leciester on Saturday

Creevy made a name for himself with his London Irish team-mates with “an impressive six-pack for a 36-year-old”.

However, he admits that there are no secrets to keeping it up as his eating habits outside of the club are less than disciplined.

“I don’t know if it’s genetic or not, but I don’t always eat very well,” he joked.

“I try to eat healthy, but when my wife says one night that she doesn’t feel like cooking, I say, ‘OK, Uber is eating!’

“Thank goodness I don’t overeat and I have the body I still have because it allows me to work in the gym when I have to.”

On the pitch, Creevy has not turned his back on international recognition despite his last international match at the 2019 World Cup.

“I would like to keep playing for Los Pumas,” he said. “But at the moment the coaches have other priorities, you have to ask them.”

Right now, his immediate focus is on helping the Irish convert three narrow losses and one draw this Premiership season into a first win against Gloucester on Sunday as he has a streak of three attempts in three games.

“It’s great to be on the scorers’ list, but I feel very humble on a few attempts,” he said.

“They’re more of a treat for the whole pack, and I happen to be the person who puts it down at the end of a rolling mouth.

“However, I would trade any of them so we could win and I think we are close.”



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