With a squad of 14 players, tomorrow at 2:00 p.m., The Pumas 7’s travel to Madrid to play two international tournaments during the next weekends in February. It will be the first competition of the year for the Argentine team, with the last antecedent of the South American in December 2020 in which the champion was established. In relation to that team they reappear Fernando Luna, Ignacio Mendy and Lucio Cinti, that although they were not in chili they have already played in the team on other occasions.
The contest organized by the Spanish Rugby Federation will be the first for the Olympic team that has in Tokyo 2021 His principal object. During the first weekend (February 20 and 21) of the tournament they will participate Argentina, United States, France, Kenya, Spain and Portugal. The women’s tournament will also be played simultaneously.
Santiago Gomez Cora, Head Coach of the team, said: “The preparation was long. First, the physical part with motor skills and the return to high performance and then a little more rugby with handling and general movements. The team is physically very good, what is lacking is competition so that is what we are going to look for. We are doing a lot of focus on that. In Madrid we want to be competitive from day 1. In addition to gaining pace, we want to be as competitive as possible and be able to implement a new game system that we are carrying out in these months ”.
Pumas 7’s Squad:
Fernando Luna, Rodrigo Isgro, Germán Schulz, Ignacoi Mendy, Rodrigo Etchart, Santiago Álvarez Fourcade (cap), Lautaro Bazán Vélez, Gastón Revol, Matías Osadczuk, Santiago Mare, Franco Sábato, Marcos Moneta, Joaquín De La Vega and Lucio Cinti.