Los Pumas coach Mario Ledesma announced the list of players who will face the matches that the selected team has during the July window and many names that are currently playing abroad stand out. Of the 32 chosen, 24 play in Europe, 8 in England and 4 in Australia. There are 3 members of Jaguares XV and a single player awaits his debut.
32 players appear on the official list they are divided into 18 forwards and 14 backs. From the set and according to your current club, the league that contributes the most Argentines is France with 14 players, of which 12 perform in the Top 14 and 2 in the Pro D2. Bordeaux, with Santiago Cordero, Guido Petti and Bautista Delguy, along with Stade Français, which contributes Pablo Matera, Marcos Kremer and Nicolás Sánchez, are the ones who have lost the most players to the Ledesma team.
Racing 92 features Emiliano Boffelli and Juan Imhoff and the list of “French” in the Top 14 is completed by Facundo Bosch (La Rochelle), Santiago Chocobares (Toulouse), Francisco Gómez Kodela (Lyon) and Facundo Isa (Toulon). Rodrigo Bruni (Vannes) and Jerónimo de la Fuente (Perpignan) arrive from Pro D2.
With residence in England there are 8 Pumas that play in the Premiership and 3 come from Leicester: Tomás Lavanini, Matías Moroni and Julián Montoya. There are also 3 from Gloucester: Matías Alemanno, Santiago Carreras and Santiago Socino. Facundo Gigena from London Irish, Matías Orlando from Newcastle and Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro from Bristol.
From Australia the Argentines of the Western Force land, the club that yields the most players to the national team with four. We are talking about Tomás Cubelli, Tomas Lezana, Santiago Medrano and Domingo Miotti. They also come from the Pro 14 Enrique Pieretto (Glasgow Warriors) and Gonzalo Bertranou (Dragons). Finally, the brand new champions of the American Rugby Super League, Jaguares XV, will have their representatives with Francisco Gorrisen, Felipe Ezcurra and Federico Wegrzyn. The latter is the only one of the 32 summoned who has not yet made his debut at Los Pumas.
The complete list of Los Pumas for the July window:
1 Alemanno, Matías – Gloucester (England) – Second Line
2 Bertranou, Gonzalo – Newport Dragons (Wales) – Half Scrum
3 Boffelli, Emiliano – Racing 92 (France) – Fullback
4 Bosch, Facundo – Stade Rochelais (France) – Hooker
5 Bruni, Rodrigo – Rugby Club Vannes (France) – Third Row
6 Carreras, Santiago – Gloucester (England) – Fullback
7 Chocobares, Santiago – Stade Toulousain (France) – Center
8 Cordero, Santiago – Union Bordeaux Bègles (France) – Wing / Fullback
9 Cubelli, Tomás – Western Force (Australia) – Half Scrum
10 De la Fuente, Jerónimo – Perpignan (France) – Center
11 Delguy, Bautista – Union Bordeaux Bègles (France) – Wing
12 Ezcurra, Felipe – Jaguares XV (Argentina) – Half Scrum
13 Gigena, Facundo – London Irish (England) – First Line
14 Gorrissen, Francisco – Jaguares XV (Argentina) – Third Line
15 Gómez Kodela, Francisco – Lyon Olympique (France) – First Line
16 Imhoff, Juan – Racing 92 (France) – Wing
17 Isa, Facundo – Rugby Club Toulonnais (France) – Third Row
18 Kremer, Marcos – Stade Français Paris (France) – Third Line
19 Lavanini, Tomás – Leicester Tigers (England) – Second Line
20 Lezana, Tomás – Western Force (Australia) – Third
21 Matera, Pablo – Stade Français Paris (France) – Third Line
22 Medrano, Santiago – Western Force (Australia) – First Line
23 Miotti, Sunday – Western Force (Australia) – Opening
24 Montoya, Julian – Leicester Tigers (England) – Hooker
25 Moroni, Matías – Leicester Tigers (England) – Center
26 Orlando, Matías – Newcastle Falcons – Downtown
27 Petti, Guido – Union Bordeaux Bègles (France) – Second Line
28 Pieretto, Enrique – Glasgow Warriors (Scotland) – Front Row
29 Sánchez, Nicolás – Stade Français Paris (France) – Opening
30 Socino, Santiago – Gloucester (England) – Hooker
31 Tetaz Chaparro, Nahuel – Bristol Bears (England) – First Line
32 Wegrzyn, Federico – Jaguares XV (Argentina) – First Line