A few weeks after the start of Rugby Championship, bad news for The Pumas: as reported by Argentina Rugby Union this wednesday, the first line Enrique Pieretto and the opening Joaquin Diaz Bonilla They will not be able to be part of the competition that will take place in Australia due to problems with the United Kingdom documentation.
In his replacement will be Francisco Gómez Kodela and Lucas Mensa, Lyon and Valence players from France, respectively, who will travel to Sydney next Monday, along with the rest of the players who play in European rugby.
Gómez Kodela, a pillar trained in Belgrano Athletic, accumulates 11 test matches with Los Pumas, between 2008 and 2013. For his part, he debuted on August 17, 2019 against South Africa, in Pretoria. Then, he played the World Cup in Japan.
The back emerged in Pucará, meanwhile, has played two games with the Argentine team’s shirt: one against South Africa and the other against England, corresponding to the 2019 World Cup in Japan.