The Argentine rugby team will face the Australian for the second round of the Three Nations with the same starting lineup that defeated the All Blacks. Yes there will be news among the substitutes.
The Pumas, who come from making history after beating the All Blacks in their debut at the Three nations, will take to the court with the same starters to face the Wallabies this Saturday – from 5.45 in our country – in Newcastle. Fulfilling the popular saying “Winning team does not touch”, Mario Ledesma decided to repeat the training for the second presentation in the contest.
After the unforgettable victory in the debut against New Zealand – the first in 34 games played against those in black – the great doubt revolved around Tomás Cubelli. But the scrum half recovered from the discomfort he suffered and then there will be no need to touch that initial XV that he celebrated on the first date.
Yes there will be news in the bench of substitutes. Recovered from their injuries, Facundo Isa, Emiliano Boffelli Y Santiago Socino They will be part of the squad and will have the chance to enter during the game.
Boffelli dragged a muscle injury that had left him out of the second friendly and the start of the tournament. Now you will enter by Luciano Cinti. Another important return is that of Isa from Santiago, who was injured playing for Toulon but is already recovered and will take the place of Thomas Lezana between relays.
Finally, Socino returns after having a concussion in the second friendly against Australia XV and will wait for the opportunity to play his third match with the Argentine jersey.
The holders of Argentina will then be Santiago Carreras; Bautista Delguy, Matías Orlando, Santiago Chocobares, Juan Imhoff; Nicolás Sánchez, Tomás Cubelli; Marcos Kremer, Rodrigo Bruni, Pablo Matera; Matías Alemanno, Guido Petti; Francisco Gómez Kodela, Julián Montoya and Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro.
The substitute bank will be made up of Santiago Socino, Mayco Vivas, Santiago Medrano, Santiago Grondona, Facundo Isa, Gonzalo Bertranou, Emiliano Boffelli and Santiago Cordero.
“All those who are in the bank can contribute and have a lot of experience, beyond the youth. Santiago Socino is added. And Facu Isa and Boffe (Boffelli) have played these games a lot and they have a very important category. His contribution is very interesting and also that of Santi Lamb. They are all men of impact. We hope and we are sure that they will contribute a lot to the team, “said Ledesma.
And he added: “We have to continue doing what we have been doing. That the boys continue to understand what things are important, what is relevant, which allowed us to be at that level and play that game against All Blacks. Keep working on things to come. working and continuing to behave on and off the court in the way they are doing ”.
For their part, Australia will play their third game in the tournament after the two they played against All Blacks, in which they added a defeat (43-5 in the debut) and a victory (24-22, a week later). Unlike Los Pumas, they will make three changes since their last game: Ned Hanigan for Lachie Swinton, Taniela Tupou for Allan Alaalatoa and Scott Gio for James Slipper, sent off in that second match.
The Wallabies will form with Tom Banks; Tom Wright, Jordan Petaia, Hunter Paisami, Marika Koroibete; Reece Hodge, Nic White; Harry Wilson, Michael Hooper, Ned Hanigan; Matt Philip, Rob Simmons; Taniela Tupou, Brandon Paenga-Amosa and Scott Sio.
The bank will be made up of Folau Fainga’a, Angus Bell, Allan Alaalatoa, Rob Valentini, Liam Wright, Jake Gordon, Noah Lolesio and Filipo Daungunu.