Argentina: Michael Cheika names experienced squad ahead of Scotland series

Date published: June 1 2022 - Adam Kyriacou

Argentina head coach Michael Cheika has confirmed his squad for their upcoming internationals against Scotland, with Julián Montoya named as captain.

The 33-man group includes several experienced players such as Montoya’s fellow hooker Agustín Creevy, lock Tomás Lavanini and back-row Pablo Matera.

Indeed Argentina boast plenty of caps as the likes of fly-half Nicolás Sánchez has 93 and he’s joined by fellow senior half-back Tomás Cubelli in the squad.

Currently with Crusaders

Matera meanwhile is currently preparing for the Super Rugby Pacific quarter-finals with his club side the Crusaders, who will face the Reds this weekend.

Once the flanker ends his season in New Zealand he is set to link up with the likes of Facundo Isa, Juan Martín González and Rodrigo Bruni in the back-row.

Lavanini, Marcos Kremer, Matías Alemanno and Lucas Paulos are amongst the second-rows picked while Thomas Gallo, Joel Sclavi, Mayco Vivas, Francisco Gómez Kodela and Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro are options at prop, with Ignacio Ruiz selected as a hooker, who will most likely be back-up to the two senior stalwarts.

In the backline there are the threats of Juan Imhoff, Santiago Carreras, Santiago Cordero and midfield experience of Jerónimo De La Fuente and Matías Orlando.

There’s also three uncapped players included in the squad as Lautaro Bazán Vélez, Ignacio Ruiz and the aforementioned Sclavi will hope to make their debuts.

Argentina: Matías Alemanno, Lautaro Bazán Vélez, Emiliano Boffelli, Rodrigo Bruni, Santiago Carreras, Santiago Chocobares, Lucio Cinti, Santiago Cordero, Agustín Creevy, Tomás Cubelli, Jerónimo De La Fuente, Bautista Delguy, Thomas Gallo, Gonzalo García, Francisco Gómez Kodela, Juan Martín González, Santiago Grondona, Juan Imhoff, Facundo Isa, Marcos Kremer, Tomás Lavanini, Juan Cruz Mallía, Pablo Matera, Julián Montoya (c), Matías Orlando, Lucas Paulos, Guido Petti, Ignacio Ruiz, Nicolás Sánchez, Joel Sclavi, Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, Benjamín Urdapilleta, Mayco Vivas

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