With the debut of Ignacio Mendy, Los Pumas confirmed the team to face South Africa


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With the debut of Ignacio Mendy, Los Pumas confirmed the team to face South Africa

With six changes among the fifteen starters, Mario Ledesma announced the team of The Pumas who will visit South Africa at Mandela Stadium of Port Elizabeth by second date of Rugby Championship. Argentina and the Springboks will be measured on Saturday at 11.30, live on ESPN 2. The Boks they already announced their team and Nienaber modifies a lot with respect to the one that British & Irish Lions.

There are six changes in the starting fifteen that Mario Ledesma will make for the second game against South Africa. Two of them are forced by the injuries of Facundo Isa and Matías Moroni. In their places will be Tomás Lavanini and Juan Cruz Mallía, passing Santiago Carreras as wing.

Matías Alemanno replaces Marcos Kremer, Gonzalo Bertranou by Felipe Ezcurra and Domigno Miotti will make his debut as a starter and enters the position of 10 instead of Nicolás Sánchez. The most outstanding novelty of the formation is the debut of Ignacio Mendy as a starter. The wing emerged in Los Tilos and Bronce with Los Pumas 7s will replace Bautista Delguy.

On the substitute bench, Facundo Gigena will be in the place of Carlos Muzzio along with Facundo Bosch and Santiago Medrano on the front row. Marcos Kremer and Juan Martín González complete the reserve forwards.

On the side of the alternate backs will be Felipe Ezcurra, Nicolás Sánchez and Lucio Cinti who, in case of entering, will make his presentation with the shirt of the Argentine national team.

Los Pumas Formation: 1. Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, 2. Julián Montoya (captain), 3. Francisco Gómez Kodela; 4. Matías Alemanno, 5. Tomás Lavanini; 6. Pablo Matera, 7. Guido Petti, 8. Rodrigo Bruni; 9. Gonzalo Bertranou, 10. Domingo Miotti; 11. Santiago Carreras, 12. Jerónimo de la Fuente, 13. Santiago Chocobares, 14. Ignacio Mendy; and 15. Juan Cruz Mallía.

Alternates: 16. Facundo Bosch, 17. Facundo Gigena, 18. Santiago Medrano, 19. Marcos Kremer, 20. Juan Martín Gonzalez Samsó, 21. Felipe Ezcurra, 22. Nicolás Sánchez and 23. Lucio Cinti.


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