The Pumitas will debut this Friday in the M20 International Series before Georgia, from 7.55 (Argentine time) on the ESPN 3 screen. Jose Pellicena, team coach, confirmed the formation for this meeting, which will be played at the Markötter Stadium in Stellenbosch, South Africa.
The Argentine M20 team will make its debut in the tournament, which they also share with South Africa and Uruguay, who also announced their formations. Among the headlines of Los Pumitas stand out Ignacio Ruiz, Pedro Rubiolo and Joaquín Oviedo, who became champions with Jaguares XV of the last edition of the SLAR.
Pellicena referred to the difficulty in putting together the XV and the challenge that will lie ahead: “It was not easy to choose the first 23 players, because they are all at a high level and trained hard to earn a place, but taking into account that it is a four-game tournament, we trust that everyone will continue to be 100% to participate and be among the 23 summoned, he assured.
The formations for the first match of the tournament:
The Pumitas: 1-Nicolás Toth, 2-Ignacio Ruiz, 3-Joaquín Blangetti, 4-Pedro Rubiolo, 5-Lucio Anconetani, 6-Joaquín Moro, 7-Jerónimo Gómez Vara (C), 8-Joaquín Oviedo, 9-Facundo Villalba, 10 -Ramiro Waisberg, 11-Iñaki Delguy, 12-Juan Cruz Corso Rodríguez, 13-Justo Piccardo, 14-Francisco Pisani Caride, 15-Santiago Vera Feld.
Substitutes: 16-Bautista Bernasconi, 17-Mateo Núñez Miserez, 18-Javier Ángel Coronel, 19-Bautista Grenon, 20-Aitor Bildosola, 21-Mateo Albanese, 22-Mateo Graziano, 23-Francisco Diez.
Georgia: 1. Abramishvili, 2. Maisuradze, 3. I. Aptsiauri, 4. Burduli (c), 5. Arveladze, 6. Gelkhvidze, 7. Zazadze, 8. Galdava, 9. Archvadze, 10. Khutsishvili, 11. Kvenetadze, 12 Skamkochaishvili, 13. Kakhoidze, 14. S Aptsiauri, 15. Navrozashvili.
Substitutes: 16. Gvelesiani, 17. Babunashvili, 18. Kuntelia, 19. Ganiashvili, 20. Tsikhistavi, 21. Iashvili, 22. Tskhovrebadze, 23. Mikadze.