Mario Ledesma spoke at a press conference after the announcement of the team to face Australia for him Rugby Championship. Among other topics, the head coach of The Pumas He opined on repeating the XV and keeping Santiago Carreras as opening.
In the first place, the coach of the selected team referred to putting the same XV as in the last presentation before the All blacks: “It also has to do with injuries. There are very representative guys who have been injured. The boys play 12 months a year, they have very little time to prepare and as a preseason game they play South Africa and New Zealand. That consistency is beginning to see a little more with the combinations when they begin to oil. We should see a team that is better understood, “he said.
About the decision to re-opt for Santiago Carreras As the 10th of the selected team, Ledesma said: “Santi’s thing is basically quite clear. He has been training better than Mingo and he played better than Mingo. Santiago is the player who ran the most with the ball last week. It generated breaks, we did a nice try. He is creating partnerships in the team with his 12, his 15. He is a player we wanted to see there and he is a player who played very well. He is training and playing better than ever, “he said.
Finally, Ledesma analyzed the scrum half position: “This tour could not come Cubelli that he is an important leader, so we’ll see when he comes back. It is very interesting what it proposes Gonchi Garcia every time I enter. Every game is an opportunity for them to take hold and raise their hands. The boys want to go out and break it all, and that pushes the greats to be better. The interesting thing about these positions is the competition and then the one who plays the best will play, “he closed.