See the Pumas squad new coach Mario Ledesma has picked for the upcoming Rugby Championship

Argentina Rugby Championship Squad

Mario Ledesma has made two changes to the side that lost to New Zealand last weekend with Ramiro Moyano coming in to replace Bautista Delguy and Matias Orlando comes into the outside-centre position. He replaces Bautista Ezcurra.

To cater for these changes, Matias Moroni has shifted to the opposite wing and Jeronimo de la Fuente moves into his preferred inside-centre position.

There are no changes in the starting pack.

Argentina team to face Australia in the Rugby Championship – Saturday 6th October

Boffelli, Moroni, Orlando, de la Fuente, Moyano, Sanchez, Bertranou, Ortega Desio, Kremer, Matera, Lavanini, Petti, Herrera, Creevy, Tetaz Chaparro

Replacements: Montoya, Garcia Botta, Medrano, Alemanno, Leguizamon, Cubelli, Gonzalez Iglesias, Cancelliere

Argentina team to face New Zealand in the Rugby Championship – Saturday 29th September

Boffelli, Delguy, de la Fuente, Ezcurra, Moroni, Sanchez, Bertranou, Ortega Desio, Kremer, Matera, Lavanini, Petti, Herrera, Creevy, Tetaz Chaparro

Replacements: Montoya, Pablo Zeiss, Medrano, Alemanno, Leguizamon, Cubelli, Orlando, Cancelliere

Argentina team to face Australia in the Rugby Championship – Saturday 15th September

Boffelli, Delguy, Moroni, de la Fuente, Moyano, Sanchez, Bertranou, Ortega Desio, Kremer, Matera, Lavanini, Petti, Medrano, Creevy, Tetaz Chaparro

Replacements: Montoya, Garcia Botta, Pablo Zeiss, Alemanno, Leguizamon, Landajo, Ezcurra, Cruz Mallia.

Argentina team to face New Zealand in the Rugby Championship – Saturday 8th September

Boffelli, Delguy, Moroni, de la Fuente, Moyano, Sanchez, Landajo, Ortega Desio, Kremer, Lezana, Lavanini, Petti, Tetaz Chaparro, Creevy (c), Garcia Botta

Replacements: Montoya, Pablo Zeiss, Cortes, Alemanno, Matera, Cubelli, Ezcurra, Cruz Mallia.

Argentina team to face South Africa in the Rugby Championship – Saturday 25th August

Boffelli, Delguy, Moroni, Ezcurra, Moyano, Sanchez, Bertranou, Ortega Desio, Kremer, Matera, Lavanini, Petti, Figallo, Creevy (c), Tetaz Chaparro

Replacements: Bosch, Garcia Botta, Medrano, Alemanno, Lezana, Cubelli, de la Fuente, Mallia

Argentina team to face South Africa in the Rugby Championship – Saturday 18th August

Boffelli, Delguy, Moroni, Ezcurra,  Moyano, Sanchez, Bertranou, Ortega Desio, Kremer, Matera, Alemanno, Petti, Figallo, Creevy (c), Tetaz Chaparro

Replacements: Fortuny, Garcia Botta, Medrano, Lavanini, Lezana, Landajo, Gonzalez Iglesias, Cruz Mallia


The Argentinian Super Rugby franchise Jaguares had their best-ever season this year after making the play-offs for the first time, which was unquestionably a step in the right direction for rugby in Argentina.

However, in terms of the national side, it will be harder to make a significant jump considering they play in the Rugby Championship alongside New Zealand, Australia and South Africa.

Los Pumas regularly struggle to match the three rugby powerhouses and it is a huge challenge for new coach in Mario Ledesma, who takes on the national role after being in charge if that Jaguares’ run.

Related: Mario Ledesma named Argentina coach

Argentina had a disappointing June, with heavy defeats by Wales – twice – and Scotland, which resulted in the departure of coach Daniel Hourcade, and aside from a victory over Italy last November, they haven’t beaten a Tier One nation in almost two years.

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Ledesma has included six uncapped players – all in the pack – in his 36-man squad for the upcoming tournament.

They are as follows: Lucas Favre, Marco Ciccioli, Diego Fortuny, Santiago Grondona, Franco Molina and Mayco Vivas.

In 2017, Argentina failed to register a single point in the tournament and below is the squad looking to alter that.

Argentina Rugby Championship Squad

Forwards: Marco Ciccioli, Lucas Favre, Santiago García Botta, Santiago Medrano, Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, Mayco Vivas, Juan Pablo Zeiss, Agustín Creevy (captain), Diego Fortuny, Julián Montoya, Matías Alemanno, Ignacio Larrague, Tomás Lavanini, Franco Molina, Guido Petti, Rodrigo Bruni, Santiago Grondana, Marcos Kremer, Juan Manuel Leguizamón, Pablo Matera, Javier Ortega Desio

Back: Gonzalo Bertranou, Tomás Cubelli, Martín Landajo, Joaquín Díaz Bonilla, Nicolás Sánchez, Jerónimo de la Fuente, Bautista Ezcurra, Santiago González Iglesias, Matías Moroni, Matías Orlando, Sebastián Cancelliere, Bautista Delguy, Ramiro Moyano, Emiliano Boffelli, Juan Cruz Mallía

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