After the last game of the year of The Pumas, the 2020 season not only left a historic campaign of the sky blue and white team in the Three Nations but also several new faces who played their first matches with the Argentine jersey left rugby fans wanting to continue watching them on a rugby pitch. Santiago Chocobares and Santiago Grondona are just a couple of examples of it. Without a doubt, great news for RWC 2023.
The Duendes de Rosario center had a great premiere with the Los Pumas jersey.
The arrival of new players gave him a bath of freshness to a team that had been beaten by their participation in the 2019 World Cup in Japan. On the one hand, Santiago Chocobares he broke it all in his first test match! with the senior team and nothing more than the historic triumph over the All Blacks that will remain on everyone’s retina forever. Not only did the debut and the fact of having to replace a consolidated player in the team like Jerónimo de la Fuente, but also understood perfectly in the center of the court with Matias Orlando and it became one of the highest points of the meeting. Born in Rufino, the back arose in Pampas of that city and later grew up in the neighboring Duendes de Rosario. With his physical power and his ability to play, he quickly excelled at Los Pumitas and in 2020 he made his debut at Jaguares.
The third row came in for Bruni in the historic win against the All Blacks and excelled defensively.
Santiago Grondona He was always well positioned in the third row despite also being his first steps in the team led by Mario Ledesma. The third line that became the Pumas 867 was solid in defense every time he had to be on the court and took every opportunity he had in front to show that he has a lot to give.
On the other hand, Lucas Paulos appeared as an alternative in a second line that urgently needs to have more options in addition to having Guido Petti, Matías Alemanno, Tomás Lavanini (injured today) and occasionally Mark Kremer. Also from Tucumán came Domingo Miotti who wants to be the successor of Nicolás Sánchez. Also, Francisco Gorrissen had his golden chance this weekend against Australia and did not clash within the Argentine pack.
The former player of the Argentine team referred to the Tucuman who made his first presentation in the match against Australia.
Within the Puma squad that was in Australia, there were also several that, although they could not add minutes, were fundamental for the Argentine team to make history: Rodrigo Fernández Criado, Joaquín Oviedo, Tomás Albornoz, Juan Martín González, Lucio Cinti, Ignacio Calas, Federico Wegrzyn, Ignacio Calles and José Luis González.