Elliot dee The last duel of this international window in July is already beating The Pumas, second of this tour against the Argentine national team. The Welsh hooker stressed the importance of obtaining a victory against those led by Mario Ledesma, arguing that a positive result “would validate the effort of this season.”
The Pumas and Wales will meet again this Saturday from 10.30 am live on ESPN, thus completing the double date agreed for this international window in July. The first match left a 20-20 draw in which the Argentines had to endure the result for much of the match due to the expulsion of Juan Cruz Mallía. This weekend’s duel will be the last of the European tour of the team led by Mario Ledesma, prior to the Rugby Championship.
For his part, Elliot Dee remarked in the lead up to the rematch against Los Pumas: “We have worked very hard during the last five weeks of a really demanding season.” However, the Welsh hooker emphasized that all the work has not been in vain and that a victory against the Argentine national team would demonstrate just that. “It was tough, but I’m sure a victory will make it all worthwhile,” Dee said.
The Pumas have become, especially in recent years, one of the most respected teams in Tier 1 and this recognition by one of the best teams in Europe, neither more nor less the current Six Nations champion, is a proof of this.