In its rich history, Bristol has nurtured some of the great stars of the past and present.
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Position Scrum half
Date of Birth 22/8/1974
Honours Argentina U19, Argentina U21, Barbarians, Argentina
Career 1999-2002 74 games
Scored 19 tries 1 con 1dg = 100 pts
Agustín Pichot is one of the most charismatic payers to have played for Bristol. An Argentinean, he is his country's most famous rugby player of recent times and a true icon for the sport throughout the world.
Born in Buenos Aires, he was educated at St John the Baptist School and Buenos Aires University. His father played rugby for Club Atlético San Isidro, as did his older brother Enrique. Young Agustín greatly admired his brother and followed his career intently, eventually playing for San Isidro himself. Pichot was a football fan in a soccer-mad country but the family's sport was rugby so he followed tradition and pursued a career in the game, much to the delight of his enthusiastic father and grandfather.
An accomplished sevens player, Pichot was capped by Argentina at under 19 and under 21 levels. He made a try-scoring debut for the Pumas against Australia in 1995, and was in the Argentina squad for the 1995 World Cup, although he didn't play. He then suffered a serious knee injury which prevented him from playing for most of 1996 and 1997.
Pichot joined Richmond in 1997 and played for them in the premier division for two seasons until they collapsed financially in 1999. Signed by Bristol in the close season, he played in the Argentina side that reached the quarter finals of the 1999 World Cup and made his club debut against Northampton immediately after the tournament. He made an instant impression and helped ensure Bristol's first season back in the top division was successful. An all-action dynamo, the constantly-moving Pichot caused headaches for countless defences with his darts around the fringes from set piece and second phase play, and his quickly-taken penalties were constant threats. A distinctive figure, Pichot was Bristol captain for the 2000/01 season. He captained Bristol and scored the only try in their first league victory over Bath in December 2000, and was instrumental in bringing compatriot Felipe Contepomi to the club, with whom he formed a fine half-back partnership.
An unpredictable player possessing flair and vision, he played for the Barbarians on several occasions, and scored a magnificent try against South Africa in 2002. Pichot regularly captained Argentina including in the 2007 Rugby World Cup.
His grandfather was a contemporary of Salvador Dali, and Pichot shares his ancestor's interest in surrealist art.
The 1999 Argentine Sportsman of the Year, Agustín Pichot was a high-profile Bristol player who gave everything to the cause and regularly returned to the club even after joining Stade Francais.