Mario Ledesma announced the Los Pumas squad to play the Rugby Championship. It has a total of 47 players and, compared to the one who played one test against Romania and two against Wales in the July window, there are 12 new faces.
In the first row there are four players who will join the team for the southern hemisphere tournament. Joel sclavi It is one of them. The pillar had outstanding performances in Jaguares XV in the last season, where he conquered the American Rugby Super League, and earned him the jump to one of the animators of the French Top 14, such as La Rochelle, as well as the national team. Ignacio Ruiz He was also part of the Argentine franchise in the SLAR and could be one of the debutants in this Rugby Championship.
Thomas gallo, a pillar of Los Pumitas in the 2019 M20 World Cup, he moved to the Italian Benetton and his great performance did not go unnoticed by Mario Ledesma. Juan Pablo Zeiss It is the only one of these four first lines that has matches in Los Pumas. The player emerged from Los Matreros will return to a tour with the albiceleste after being absent in the passage through Europe.
Rodrigo Fernández Criado Y Joaquin Oviedo They are the other two forwards that were not part of the Argentine team in the matches against Romania and Wales. Both were champions with Jaguares XV and will return to the national team after being on the roster of the last Three Nations.
On the backs’ side, four of the new faces will set out from Tokyo. Ignacio Mendy, Lucio Cinti, Marcos Moneta Y Santiago Mare They are the members of Los Pumas 7’s de Bronce who will travel to South Africa to meet the Springboks. Only the player from La Plata is the one who has a tour under his belt.
Finally, the two most experienced returning to the Argentine team are Joaquin Diaz Bonilla Y Sebastian Cancelliere. The opening has not played a match with the Argentina shirt since August 2019, precisely against the world champions. On the wing’s side, his last meeting with the blue and white was in the 2019 World Cup.
THE COMPLETE ROSTER OF THE PUMAS FOR THE 2021 RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP.