In the run-up to what will be the duel between South Africa and Los Pumas for the Rugby Championship, Mario Ledesma gave his views on the appointment of umpires for the Rugby Championship and the Springboks game: “I don’t waste time on things I can’t change,” he said.
The Argentine head coach presented the starting team that will play against the Springboks Y was consulted by South African journalists. Regarding the controversy that exists about the appointment of non-neutral arbitrators, Ledesma assured: “Nor we can choose the arbitrators, I don’t waste time on things that we cannot change. I imagine it has to do with protocols, covid and quarantines. I trust that they will be impartial and I have no complaints about that.. And if we have after the game, we can see the same image as the rival coaches, and have different points of view. I do not believe that the errors they have have to do with the country of origin of the referees, “he said.
In addition, the Los Pumas coach spoke about the South African game: “In boring terms, I don’t agree. That is very subjective. I think they were very competitive, tense, physical matches. There was a lot of pressure inside and outside, and they were very happy to win and in South Africa they must be very happy with their team, which They are world champions and they beat the Lions and they are subjective opinions and it is good for the press when they play against the All Blacks and see what happens on the court, “he concluded.