Mario Ledesma: "We are extremely happy to know that we are going to play in Argentina again"

The return of Los Pumas to Argentina is a fact. The group directed by Mario Ledesma will receive Scotland, Australia and South Africa to complete a total of six tests out of a total of twelve in 2022. The Argentine Head Coach happily commented: “We are extremely happy to know that we are going to play in Argentina again. We were needing it, because it gives us a special, different motivation.”

Julian Montoya He also showed his enthusiasm for playing in the country again: “It is a great joy for all of us, as a team and as a national team, to once again have the opportunity to play with our people in the stands, and especially after what these last years have been like. We have to look forward, and the fact of knowing that we have six games in Argentina fills us with enthusiasm and joy “.

The last time a country touched Argentine soil was South Africa, on August 10, 2019 in Salta. A total of 1059 days will elapse until the moment the referee gives play the July 2, 2022 in Jujuy against Scotland. Then he 9 of the same month will collide in Jump and the 16 in Santiago del Estero. Ledesma made emphasis in complex what was it for him team and staff do not play in the country: “We come from very difficult times, of having to be isolated in sanitary bubbles, far from affection and with a completely different context for the team.”

In addition, Los Pumas will have two home matches against Australia. The All Blacks will not be coming to the country for the Rugby Championship. The captain of the Argentine team asserted: “I can assure you that we will do our best to represent the country in the best way.”.

Australia will play both games on August 6 and 13 in San Juan and Mendoza, respectively. To conclude with the location, the Springboks They will play the last game against Mario Ledesma’s team on September 17 in Buenos Aires. The Argentine hooker emphasized how important it was to be able to specify the dates within the country both for them and for the people: “It is also very good that the calendar has games in various provinces; it is spectacular to play in different parts of the country, because that will allow us to be close to people everywhere.”

For the coach, the fact that six games are in Argentina gives extra motivation for the team: “Playing feeling the support and affection of the public gives us an impressive bonus. We look forward to this reunion, and as always, we are going to prepare to do our best. “

Source: UAR