Ignacio Fernández Lobbe: "We are privileged to have this opportunity"

After the announcement of the South American 4 Nations, Argentina XV confirmed its extended roster of 30 players. The team will settle in Montevideo to begin its preparation together with the staff led by Head Coach Ignacio Fernández Lobbe and his assistants Diego Ternavasio and Julio García.

“We are very happy and we are extremely proud to be preparing a competition again, after almost half a year of inactivity due to the pandemic. We are privileged to have this opportunity and we have to face it with great responsibility because we are representing our country, our family and our clubs ”, said the coach of Argentina XV.

Furthermore, Ignacio Fernández Lobbe expressed: “The truth is that it is a very great effort that is being made, from the national authorities of Uruguay and the URU, to organize the contest, and also from the Argentine Rugby Union. They were complicated months, training from home, with what everyone had at their fingertips. That is why we are very excited to have this light, this horizon on the way to be able to compete again. Both the staff and the players have the opportunity to fully enjoy this experience, knowing that it is a very important tournament, which brings together the best teams in the region ”.

In its last two tournaments in 2019, Argentina XV was champion of the Americas Rugby Championship and finished third in the Nations Cup in Uruguay, where the host team was established. In this opportunity, in addition to the local, Chile and Brazil will also participate. The matches will be on October 17, 21 and 25 with a fixture that has not yet been confirmed.

Source: UAR