REVEALED: How Argentina will prepare for Rugby Champs
NEWS: The Pumas are all set to play in the South American Championship as preparation for their Rugby Championship campaign in New Zealand later this year.
Known as the South American Six Nations, Argentinian media outlet Rosario3 announced a shortened version of the competition comprising of Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay will be hosted in Uruguay over the course of 15 days in September.
Uruguay who are fresh off their thrilling World Cup win over Fiji last year must be looking forward to duking it out with the Pumas.
These three fixtures will provide Los Pumas with invaluable game time before heading into the Rugby Championship after the world-wide cancellation of rugby due to COVID-19. Subsequently, no Argentine players have taken to the field in five months meaning this competition will provide Mario Ledesma’s men with some much-needed preparation before lining up against New Zealand, Australia and South Africa (who have yet to confirm if they are to participate)
Americas Rugby News reports that only the inactive players from Jaguares and Los Ceibos will be available for the South American Championship while those already playing abroad will only come into contention for selection when the Rugby Championship moves to New Zealand.
Due to Uruguay being the South American country with the most consolidated control over COVID-19 it makes them the ideal candidate to host the South American competition as pointed out by SudAmerica Rugby President Sebastian Pineyrua.
“We are trying to establish a competition involving Uruguay, Chile, Brazil and Argentina, with a competition that lasts 15 days and provides the possibility for each team to play three matches.”
Although it is yet to be confirmed, the re-scheduled Rugby Championship is expected to take place in New Zealand between November and December.
Rosario3 & @RugbyPas