The Cougarskick off the international season by facing the All the black peopleof New Zealand, by the first date of the rugby Championship, in a series where they are also present Australia and South Africa.
The match will be played at the Malvinas Argentinas stadium, in Mendoza, will be directed by Australian referee Angus Gadner and will be televised by ESPN.
After this meeting in front of the All the black people, The Pumas will travel to Australian territory to play in their second appearance on Saturday, July 15, against the “kangaroos” at Comm Bank Stadium in Sydney.
For the third and last date of the contest, Argentina will visit South Africa on Saturday, July 29, at the Ellis Park stadium in Johannesburg.
The national teams of Argentina and New Zealand met 35 times, with 32 wins for the All the black people, two from Los Pumas and a tie.
The following are the formations and other match details:
Argentina – New Zealand.
Stadium: Malvinas Argentinas (Mendoza).
Referee: Angus Gadner (Australia).
Start time: 16:10. Television: ESPN.
Argentina: Thomás Gallo, Julián Montoya (captain) and Lucio Sordoni; Matías Alemanno and Tomás Lavannini; Pablo Matera, Juan Martín González and Rodrigo Bruni; Gonzalo Bertranou and Mateo Carreras; Santiago Carreras, Lucio Cinti, Matías Moroni and Bautista Delguy; Emiliano Boffelli. Coach: Michael Cheika.
New Zealand: Ethan de Groot, Dane Coles, and Tyrel Lomax; Scott Barrett and Josh Lord, Shannon Frizell, Sam Cane (captain) and Ardie Savea; Aaron Smith and Damian McKenzie; Caleb Clarke. Jordie Barrett, Rieko Ioane and Emoni Narawa; Beauden Barrett. Trainer: Ian Foster.
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