Michael Cheika summoned 40 players for a rally in Paris

The coach of Los Pumas, the Australian Michael Cheika, appointed this afternoon 40 players who will be part of a brief concentration in Paris, France, which will take place from Monday 13 to Wednesday 15 March at the facilities of the Stade Français club.The Australian coach will travel tomorrow to France with his group of collaborators integrated by Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe, Felipe Contepomi, New Zealander David Kidnell and Andrés Bordoy. The players cited by the coach are the following: Tomás Albornoz, Matías Alemanno, Lautaro Bazán Vélez, Eduardo Bello; Gonzalo Bertranou; Emiliano Boffelli; Rodrigo Bruni, Ignacio Calles, Sebastián Cancelliere, Mateo Carreras, Santiago Carreras, Lucio Cinti, Santiago Chocobares, Santiago Cordero, Agustín Creevy, Tomás Cubelli, Jerónimo De la Fuente, Bautista Delguy, Thomas Gallo, Francisco Gómez Kodela, Juan Martín González, Santiago Grondona, Juan Imhoff, Facundo Isa, Marcos Kremer, Tomás Lavanini, Juan Cruz Mallía, Julián Montoya, Matías Moroni, Matías Orlando, Joaquín Oviedo, Lucas Paulos, Guido Petti, Pedro Rubiolo, Ignacio Ruiz, Joel Sclavi, Santiago Socino, Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, Nicolás Viola and Genaro Podestá.Both Viola and Podestá, were included due to injuries suffered in the scrum half position. In turn, the technical team of Los Pumas decided that both Eliseo Morales and Rodrigo Martínez, both from Pampas, as well as Franco Molina, from Dogos XV, who last year had action in the tours of the selected, were not summoned to prioritize their work in the two Argentine franchises. Likewise, Mayco Vivas and Nicolás Sánchez, with injuries, were not loaned by their European clubs. The concentration in Paris is a good time to be together and meet again after the international tour of November last year, it is also a good opportunity to start planning for this season, “said Cheika in a statement from the Argentine Rugby Union (UAR). Later, he added: “We will have the possibility to train some specific aspects that we hope to see from the players summoned in their performances in the last months of that season in Europe.” It should be remembered that Los Pumas will open their participation this season against New Zealand, on July 8, from 16.10, at the Malvinas Argentinas Stadium in Mendoza, within the framework of the first date of the Rugby Championship.Una week later, Argentina will face Australia, at the CommBanks Stadium in the city of Sydney.At the close of the contest, for the third and final presentation in the Championship, Los Pumas will clash on July 29, as visitors, against South Africa, current world champions, at the Emirates Airlines Park, in the city of Johannesburg.Also, Los Pumas will play a friendly match again against South Africa on August 5 at the Vélez Sarsfield stadium and will finish the preparatory stage, prior to the 2023 World Cup in France, facing the Spanish national team on August 26, in the city of Madrid.In the World Cup France 2023, the cast commanded by Michael Cheika will integrate Zone D along with the selected ones of England, Chile, Japan and Samoa.

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