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Los Pumas beef up pack for Boks trip

SQUAD ANNOUNCEMENT: Argentina head coach Michael Cheika has named a 29-man squad to travel to South Africa for the final round of the Rugby Championship.


Teh Los Pumas head to the Southern tip of Africa at the back of a 20-36 defeat to the Springboks.

They face the World Champions on Saturday in Durban.

Santiago Medrano, Santiago Grondona, Tomás Albornoz, Santiago Cordero, Rodrigo Bruni, Eliseo Morales and Thomas Gallo will miss the trip to the Republic.

While props Ignacio Calles and Mayco Vivas have been added to the squad.

Argentina head into the final round of the Rugby Champs at the bottom of the table with nine points – trialling third-place Australia with one point.

While New Zealand and South Africa head the Rugby Championship table with 14 points.


The All Blacks host Australia in Auckland in their final clash, where a bonus-point win will likely be enough to seal the title.

Argentina squad: Matías Alemanno, Lautaro Bazán Vélez, Eduardo Bello, Gonzalo Bertranou, Emiliano Boffelli, Ignacio Calles, Santiago Carreras, Lucio Cinti, Agustín Creevy, Tomás Cubelli, Jerónimo De La Fuente, Bautista Delguy, Juan Martín González, Juan Imhoff, Marcos Kremer, Tomás Lavanini, Juan Cruz Mallía, Pablo Matera, Julián Montoya (captain), Matias Moroni, Matías Orlando, Joaquin Oviedo, Lucas Paulos, Guido Petti, Pedro Rubiolo, Ignacio Ruiz, Joel Sclavi, Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, Benjamín Urdapilleta, Mayco Vivas.

Los Pumas beef up pack for Boks trip

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