Concordia’s Marcus Cramer is part of Australia’s first call-up Michael Checa as coach of Los Pumas, Argentina’s men’s rugby team.
The Stade Francais player is one of 33 players called up for Argentina’s three friendlies against Scotland, which will open the international season.
In addition to the presence of the man from Entre Rios, the return of the prostitute Agustin Crevi and the quarterback Juan Imhof feature in the payroll for the matches that will take place on Saturday 2 July in Jujuy, on 9 July in Salta and on 16 July. in Santiago del Estero.
Pumas are back in Argentina after nearly three years, since their last show was against the South African Springboks (46-13), on August 10, 2019 in Salta.
In the list released on Tuesday, the return of former captain Crivy stands out, as he appeared at the Irish club of London in England, and Rosario Imhoff Center, from Racing de Paris. Both were sidelined by former coach Mario Ledesma at the 2019 World Cup in Japan.
Likewise, Los Jaguares XV member Mayco Vivas attended; Opening of Castres de Francia Benjamín Urdapilleta and Lautaro Bazán Vera, who recently retired from Los Pumas 7’s.
The first line was also called Joel Sklavy, the new European Cup champion in the French club La Rochelle, and the prostitute Ignacio Ruiz.
Those summoned are: Lautaro Bazin Velez, Emiliano Bovelli, Santiago Carreras, Santiago Chocobaris, Lucio Cente, Santiago Cordero, Thomas Copelle, Jerónimo de la Fuente, Bautista Delgui, Gonzalo Garcia, Juan Imhoff and Juan Cruz Malia.
Matias Orlando, Nicolas Sanchez, Benjamin Urdabileta, Matias Alemano, Rodrigo Bruni, Agustin Crevi, Thomas Lavanini, Thomas Gallo, Francisco Gomez Cudilla, Juan Martin Gonzalez.
Santiago Grondona, Facundo Issa, Marcos Cramer, Pablo Matera, Julian Montoya (captain), Lucas Paulos, Guido Petti, Ignacio Ruiz, Joel Sclauy, Nahuel Titaz Chaparro and Maico Vivas
Chieca, appointed by the Argentine Rugby Union (UAR) on 3 May, has Juan Fernandez Lope and Andres Bordoy among his technical staff as collaborators between the strikers.
In the meantime, the three quarters will be overseen by former Puma and current member of the technical staff of Leinster’s club Philippe Kontibumi and New Zealander Savid Kidwell.
“I am very satisfied with our first-team squad,” the Australian coach told UAR. He added, “There was a lot of competition for each position, and in our discussions about choosing each player, we took into account both the series of matches with Scotland and the long-term plans towards the World Cup in France 2023.”
He also stated, “With this goal in mind, having two players to make Argentina XV team together for the European Tour is also very important to us.”
“All this will give us the opportunity to see the top 60 players in Argentina playing at a high level. It is also useful to be able to see the Los Pumas shirt again on Argentine courts after nearly three years,” he concluded. .
After the confrontations with Scotland, Los Pumas will face the rugby tournament, whose first match is scheduled for August 6 against Australia in Mendoza and a week later the rematch will be in San Juan.
The matches against New Zealand will be the first big blacks away from the field: on August 27 in Christchurch and on September 3 in Hamilton. Finally, Albiceleste will play against South Africa, on September 17th in Vélez and a week later in Durban.
The team will conclude the international season in November with a tour of the United Kingdom. On the sixth day, they will face England at Twickenham Stadium in London. Six days later they will face Wales at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff. And on the nineteenth day they will play against Scotland in Murrayfield in Edinburgh.
The Pumas family will play the 2023 World Cup in France from September 8 to October 28. They will be in Group D along with England, Japan, Samoa, Chile or the United States.