The Pumas they play a friendly again in Australia against the same team they beat the previous weekend. The selected team led by Mario Ledesma already has a confirmed team and will seek to give rhythm to as many players as possible in the run-up to the debut in the Three Nations. Now, it is important to highlight the power of Rugby Australia Select, the rival of the Argentines on Saturday at 1 in the morning (Argentine time).
The Australian team is a mix of experienced players with promising youth from local rugby. The six members of the most prominent initial fifteen are Rob Valetini, Isi Naisarani, Joe Powell, Will Harrison, Irae Simone, and Mark Nawaqanitawase.
Naisarani (4 games), Powell (3 games) and Simone already had their minutes at the Wallabies. The latter made his debut Saturday against the All Blacks in a 43-5 loss. Harrison is taken into account by Australia’s Head Coach David Rennie and could add minutes in the Three Nations.
To have a notion of the good rival they will face The Pumas It is important to detail the current status of each player and where they stand out in Australia.
1-Harry Johnson-Holmes: 23-year-old pillar currently in Waratahs (since 2018 he played 12 games in Super Rugby)
2-Connal McInerney: 23-year-old hooker currently in Brumbies
3-Pone Faamausili: 23-year-old pillar currently in Rebels (since 2018 he played 12 games in Super Rugby)
4-Trevor Hosea: 20-year-old second row currently in Rebels (since 2018 he played 9 games in Super Rugby)
5-Caderyn Neville: 31-year-old second line currently in Brumbies
6-Rob Valetini: 22-year-old third row currently in Brumbies (is taken into account by Rennie)
7-Fraser McReight: 21-year-old third line currently in Reds
8-Isi Naisarani: 25-year-old third line currently in Rebels (played 4 games for the Wallabies)
9-Joe Powell (c): 26-year-old scrum-half currently in the Brumbies (played 3 games for the Wallabies)
10-Will Harrison: 21-year-old opening currently in Waratahs (is taken into account by Rennie)
11-Trinston Reilly: 21-year-old Wing currently in Waratahs (played for Australia 7s)
12-Irae Simone: 25-year-old center currently in Waratahs (debuted on Saturday in the Wallabies against New Zealand)
13-Len Ikitau: 22-year-old center currently in Brumbies
14-Mark Nawaqanitawase: 20-year-old Wing currently in Waratahs (he re-broke it in Super Rugby 2020 with 4 tries in 5 matches)
15-James Ramm: 22-year-old back currently in Waratahs