The news continue to appear for the Los Pumas squad. The Argentine Rugby Union reported via Twitter that the players Joel Sclavi, Facundo Gigena and Emiliano Boffelli will later join the squad of the selected team that will face the Springboks in Port Elizabeth for the Rugby Championship.
Delays of all three players are due to issues related to Covid-19. On the side of the Mar del Plata SclaviHis quarantine on French soil (he traveled to join La Rochelle) has not yet ended and once it does, he will be able to travel to South Africa. Meanwhile, both Boffelli as Gigena, tested positive before traveling, reason for which they must wait until they have a negative result and thus be able to board the plane with final destination Port Elizabeth.
It should be noted that the squad of 47 players announced last week by Mario Ledesma, will be arriving tomorrow on African soil, where it will make its debut in the Rugby Championship against the World Champions who also come to stay with the series against the British & Irish Lions, next Saturday, August 15.