Gonzalo García and Lautaro Simes were summoned to Los Pumas for the tour of South Africa in what will be the start of the Rugby Championship.
The back emerged from Swimming and Gymnastics He was summoned for the first time to be part of the squad of the Argentine national team., after having played three world championships in the M20 category with Los Pumitas in 2017, 2018 and 2019. He will replace one of the team’s leaders and runners-up: Thomas Cubelli, who suffered a wrist injury and will have to undergo surgery.
Garcia was on the list of 67 Los Pumas players that Mario Ledesma gave for the July and November windows and the Rugby Championship and will have the opportunity to debut against the Springboks.
For his part, Lautaro Simes, second row of Tala Rugby Club, will also have his first tour with the national team. The 22-year-old played the friendly between Argentina XV and Uruguay on July 4 and will join the squad that will leave for South Africa.