The Argentine rugby team The Cougarsthis Sunday is measured against England at the beginning of the international window in November, which also includes two other clashes against Welsh Y Scotland.
The game is played from 11.15 (ESPN and Star +) at the stadium Twickenhamwith a capacity of 82,000 spectators and refereed by Irishman Andrew Brace.
Changes in the Pumas
the coach of The Cougarsthe Australian Michele Sheikaconfirmed on Friday the formation that has three variations compared to the team that lost against South Africa 38-21, on the last date of Rugby Championship last September.
The pillars Francisco Gomez Kodela Y Thomas rooster will enter within Edoardo Bello Y Nahuel Tetaz Chaparrorespectively, while the center Matteo Carrera will do it for John Imhoff.
The front row will consist of Thomas Gallo, Julián Montoya and Francisco Gómez Kodela, while Matías Alemanno and Tomás Lavanini will be the second, Juan Martín González and Marcos Kremer, suspended for three weeks per game. violently canceled in France- and in the eighth Pablo Matera complete the attackers.
Gonzalo Bertranou and Santiago Carreras of Mendoza make up the media couple and Jerónimo De la Fuente and Matías Moroni, the centers. Emiliano Boffelli and Mateo Carreras are the wings and Juan Cruz Mallía is the full-back.
The surprise was the designation of Tucuman winger Mateo Carreras, who is shining in English rugby, at his Newcastle club, replacing the injured Tomás Cubelli.
The Pumas are formed with Mallía; Mateo Carreras, Moroni, De la Fuente and Boffelli; Santiago Carreras and Bertranou; Matera, Kremer and Gonzalez; Lavanini and Alemanno; Gómez Kodela, Montoya (captain) and Gallo. Substitutes are Ignacio Ruíz, Tetaz Chaparro, Bello, Lucas Paulos, Facundo Isa, Morales, Tomás Albornoz and Matías Orlando.
On Saturday the Argentine national team reconnoitered at Twickenham stadium, did light exercises and kickers Boffelli and Mateo Carreras trained to send for the posts. One of the keys to the game is the state of the pitch, since rain is expected.
This is like England
The England manager, Australian Eddie Jones, confirmed Freddie Steward for his part; Jack Nowell, Manu Tuilagi, Owen Farrell (captain) and Joe Cokanasiga; Marcus Smith and Ben Youngs; Ellis Genge, Luke Cowan Dickie and Kyle Sinckler; Alex Coles and Johnny Hill; Maro Itoje, Tom Curry and Billy Vunipola. Alternates are Jack Singleton, Mako Vunipola, Joe Heyes, David Ribbans, Sam Simmonds, Jack Willis, Jack van Poortvliet.
The captain of the Squad told local media that “Argentina are a brilliant rival, they play with great passion and are effective with their strikers. Tomorrow’s game will be a testing ground for the match we face in the 2023 World Cup in France. “.
future and history
Both selected will be part of Group D of the 2023 World Cup in France along with Samoa, Chile and Japan. Argentina and England have met thirteen times, the British have won eight times, the Los Pumas four and a draw has been recorded.
The only Los Pumas victory in London dates back to 2006 (25-18). The three local victories were in 1990 at the court of Vélez Sarsfield (15-13), in 1997 at the court of Ferro Carril Oeste (33-13) and in 2009 in Salta (24-22).
After this Sunday’s game, the Los Pumas will continue with a test against Wales, Saturday 12 at 2.30 pm Argentina time, at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, and will close their round of Europe against Scotland, at 12:15, Saturday 19th at Murrayfield Edinburgh Stadium.