Felipe Contepomi has played more than 60 games for Argentina and is now the full-time captain of the side. His twin brother Manuel is also a Puma. Contepomi started playing rugby for Newman in Buenos Aires. In 2003 he joined Leinster from Bristol on a four-year contract, playing a major role in Leinster's run in the 2006 Heineken Cup, helping them to a 41-35 win over Cup holders Toulouse, scoring 21 points in the process and winning the man of the match award.
That year he was top scorer in both the Celtic League and Heineken Cup. Contepomi was one of the stars of the Argentina national team during the 2007 Rugby World Cup. He was the second highest points scorer in the tournament, trailing only Percy Montgomery. Contepomi was nominated by the IRB as one of five candidates for the 2007 International Player of the Year award, eventually won by Bryan Habana. Felipe won the 2007 Rugby Writers of Ireland Player of the Year award.