Mario Ledesma began his journey as head coach of Los Pumas in August 2018 after the Daniel Hourcade stage. The former hooker came from being part of the Wallabies staff with Michael Cheika, who is currently a consultant in the national team.
From there until the first two dates of the Rugby Championship 2021, the Albiceleste head coach made their debut to a total of 18 players, 11 forwards and seven backs, from the beginning of their cycle, being young boys as well as experienced ones.
The debutantes in the era of Mario Ledesma:
FORWARDS: Diego Fortuny, Juan Pablo Zeiss, Rodrigo Bruni, Lucio Sordoni, Mayco Vivas, Santiago Socino, Santiago Grondona, Lucas Paulos, Francisco Gorrissen, Juan Martin Gonzalez, Carlos Muzzio.
BACKS: Joaquín Díaz Bonilla, Lucas Mensa, Santiago Carreras, Santiago Chocobares, Domingo Miotti, Ignacio Mendy, Lucio Cinti.