The great conflict last week was the photo organized by SANZAAR and Rugby Australia with the captains of Rugby Championship 2021 in which he was not present Julian Montoya, the Argentine hooker and captain.
After the duel between the Wallabies and Los Pumas for the fifth round of the Rugby Championship, Mario Ledesma showed his discontent, explained the reasons for his anger and asked for respect.
The head coach of Los Pumas, before the statement, acknowledged that they are “hurt” by the decision to take the photo without the presence of Julián Montoya.
On Monday of the current week, both organizing institutions apologized to the UAR and Los Pumas. Despite this, two former All Blacks Jeff Wilson and John Kirwan made no secret of their anger on New Zealand’s The Breakdown.
“It was disappointing, a lack of respect,” said Jeff Wilson after presenting the captains photo. On the other hand, Kirwan was critical and forceful: “The Pumas have made a greater effort than the rest, it is ridiculous.”