Mario Ledesma confirmed the starting team of Los Pumas to face the Springboks on Saturday, August 21, from 11:30, live on ESPN 2, for the second date of the Rugby Championship, with several surprises. Among them, Nicolás Sánchez will go to the substitute bench and in his place will be Domingo Miotti with the 10 shirt.
“Miotti always came in at the end of the matches and we were working with him. He raised his hand and it is part of what we talked about training players for France 2023,” Ledesma explained at a press conference.
It will be the first match for Miotti as a starter in the Argentine national team. The tucumano debuted with Los Pumas on December 5, 2020, in the tie in 16 against the Wallabies for the Three Nations, the day in which he added 8 points, the product of a conversion and two penalties.
In addition, he had four other appearances, all this year and from the bench: in the victory against Romania he added a conversion, and then in the two games against Wales, he could not score points but participated in the draw and the victory in the Millennium that closed the July window. In addition, last Saturday he also entered the complement for Sánchez. At 25, he will seek to consolidate himself in a position in which Ledesma is looking for options.