Joaquín Tuculet

Widely regarded as one of the sport’s top fullbacks of the past decade, Tuculet arrives at the Arrows with a decorated rugby CV, a desire to help grow the sport in Canada, and a determination to continue producing head-turning, world-class performances.

Tuculet began his professional career in Europe in 2011, starting his six-year overseas spell with the English Premiership’s Sale Sharks before making stops at Top 14 clubs Grenoble and Bordeaux and Pro 14 side Cardiff Blues.

He returned to his native Argentina for Los Jaguares’ inaugural campaign in 2016, and made 44 appearances – including earning 41 starts and scoring 10 tries – for the Super Rugby side over the past five seasons.

Internationally, the 31-year-old won 56 caps and scored 18 tries for Argentina since debuting for Los Pumas in 2012; the clinical fullback featured in two Rugby World Cups (2015, 2019) where he scored four tries in six matches, and also made 22 appearances in The Rugby Championship between 2014 and 2019. He was last capped in Argentina’s most recent test match, putting in a two-try performance in a 47-15 Rugby World Cup victory over the USA in Japan last October. Tuculet also appeared in two IRB Junior World Championships, first in 2008 as an under-ager, and again in 2009, before earning a spot in his nation’s sevens program in 2010.

Position Utility Back
Height 5'11"
Weight 195lbs
Hometown La Plata, Argentina
Capped Nation Argentina
Caps 56
Grassroots Club Los Tilos
Arrow # 51