With three variants, Michael Cheika prepared the team to face the Europeans on Sunday in London.
Pumas coach, Michael Cheika will make three changes for next Sunday’s match in London against England regarding the team which lost 38-21 against the reigning world champions, South Africa, in the final date of the Rugby Championship on September 24 last year.
Cheika confirmed this morning the team will present three variants; props Francisco Gómez Kodela and Thomas Gallo will replace Eduardo Bello and Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro in the forwardsrespectively, and between three quarters Mateo Carreras will replace Juan Imhoff from Rosario.
Another notable point is the participation of the third line Marcos Kremer, who was sent off in the match played by his team at Stade France against Brive from England, last October 7, and after the UAR’s appeal lifted the penalty by three weeks.
The meeting which opens the European tour will take place from 11.15 at the famous Thickenham Stadium in London and will be controlled by Irish Andrew Brace, assisted by Irish Frank Murphy and French Pierre Brousst.
After Sunday’s match Los Pumas’ tour of Europe continues with a match against Wales, on Saturday 12 at 2:30 pm, at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium, and closes against Scotland, at 12:15 pm, on Saturday 19 at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh .
England, for its part, will feature the return of captain Owen Farrell and the debut of second row Alex Coles. Center back Farrell is a doubt following a blow to the head by Saracens in the English Premier Championship, while Coles, 23, will play in the second row and Maro Itoje will play in the back row.
The Pumas and England will play in Group D at the Rugby World Cup in France
The Pumas and England will form Group D of the World Cup in France 2023, along with Japan, Samoa and Chile.
The Pumas have only beaten England as visitors once, in 2006 by 25-18. In addition, they won three victories at home: in 1990 on the Vélez Sarsfield court (15-13), in 1997 on the Ferro Carril Oeste court (33 -13). ) and in 2009 in Salta (24-22).
The formation of Los Pumas vs. England
Juan Cruz Mallía, Mateo Carreras, Matías Moroni, Jerónimo De la Fuente, Emiliano Boffelli, Santiago Carreras and Gonzalo Bertranou; Pablo Matera, Kremer and Juan González; Tomás Lavannini and Matías Alemanno; Gomez Kodela, Julián Montoya y Gallo.
The substitutes Michael Cheika will get
Ignacio Ruiz, Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, Eduaro Bello, Lucas Paulos, Facundo Isa, Eliseo Morales, Tomás Albornoz and Matías Orlando.
The formation of England Vs. The Pumas
Freddie Stewart; Jack Nowell, Manu Tuilagi, Farrell (captain) and Joe Cokanasiga; Marcus Smith and Ben Youngs; Ellis Genge, Luke Cowan-Dickie, and Kyle Sinckler; Coles and Jonny Hill; Itoje, Tom Curry and Billy Vunipola.
The England Substitutes
Jack Singleton, Mako Vunipola, Joe Heyes, David Ribbans, Sam Simmonds, Jack Willis, Jack van Poortvliet, and Henry.
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