Following the announcement of the team to face Australia for the Rugby Championship, Mario Ledesma spoke at a press conference and referred to Joaquín Oviedo, Mateo Carreras and Rodrigo Martínez, who will be on the substitute bench and could debut against the Wallabies.
At the conference, the head coach of Los Pumas spoke about Martinez and he highlighted the improvement of the pillar to earn his place: “We took into account his evolution from week to week. He is a very young boy, 22 years old. He has a long way to go, but we wanted to give him the opportunity to have contact at this level. We want that to be seen on the field at the weekend, “he said.
At the same time, the coach also praised Oviedo and he told the details of the day to day: “They are hours of flight, of work. There is no specific moment where you put your finger and it is the click. Joaquin is trying to find consistency. It happens from having very good workouts and not repeating it the next day. It is something we are working on every day. He is a very young boy, it is the first time that he is going to play at this level. Last year they played Australia A and did very well, “he said.
Finally, Ledesma He specified the chance that the three will have to play their first meeting with Los Pumas: “It is a spectacular opportunity, both for Joaquín and Rodri Martínez and for Mateo Carreras who have the possibility of making their debut at the weekend, “he concluded.