After a week of training in their respective provinces, the Argentine team of seven returned to meet at Casa Pumas after the bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics to start the preseason, ahead of the team’s next commitments, thinking about the World Seven Series, the World Cup in Cape Town 2022, the Pan American Games in Santiago de Chile 2023 and the Olympics in Paris 2024.
The competition for the team led by Santiago Gómez Cora, after giving up along with others selected such as New Zealand, Fiji, Australia, Japan and Samoa, among others, from participating in the Vancouver and Edmonton Series this month due to issues related to rest of the players after the demanding schedule prior to Tokyo and logistical complexities for the transfer to Canada, will begin in the two stages of Dubai, scheduled for November 26 and 27 and December 3 and 4 of this year.
Santiago Álvarez Fourcade – Captain of Los Pumas 7s:
“I saw the team in general well, wanting to start training together again and start preparing and setting new goals, but we are still in a stage of starting little by little, from low to high, with weeks of adaptation to face this new season ”.
“The main objective for us is the World Cup next year, but there is a whole season before and we are going to set some preliminary goals. Nowadays, we get physically well, have a good preseason to start the year well, start to rebuild the team little by little and connect a lot between us tournament by tournament to get to Cape Town in the best way possible ”.
The squad for the preseason:
Surname and Name Club Unión
Acosta Pimentel, Tomás BACRC URBA
Álvarez Fourcade, Santiago CASI URBA
Bazán Vélez, Lautaro Córdoba Athletic Unión Cordobesa de Rugby
De la Vega, Joaquín Newman URBA
Del Mestre, Felipe Pucará URBA
Etchart, Rodrigo SIC URBA
González Rizzoni, Luciano La Tablada Cordovan Rugby Union
Isgró, Rodrigo Mendoza RC Unión de Rugby de Cuyo
Moroni Marcos CUBA URBA
Osadczuk, Matías UAR UAR
Revol, Gastón La Tablada Cordovan Rugby Union
Sábato, Franco Alumni URBA
Schulz, Germán Tala Cordovan Rugby Union
Ulloa, Francisco Newman URBA
SOURCE: UAR press