Argentina Pumas fans to unite for Wallabies Test on the Gold Coast!
‘Los Pumas’ will be looking to continue the momentum of the best ever Jaguares Super Rugby season in which the Argentinian team made the quarter finals for the first time.
Los Pumas recently appointed ex player Mario Ledesma on a four-year contract as their new coach, following his success at the helm of the 2018 Jaguares including their first ever wins against New Zealand teams, the Blues and the Chiefs.
Coach Ledesma, a former Hooker who represented the Argentina Pumas 84 times including four World Cups, is no stranger to Australia and was formerly a Qantas Wallabies scrum coach.
Ledesma said on his appointment: “I am proud to be captain of the ship and I am not intimidated by the role.”
One must be responsible, ready to make sacrifices and to work. We have a huge challenge ahead.
He has high expectations for his Los Pumas squad that is training together in Buenos Aires and planning an ambush or ‘La Emboscada’ for the Qantas Wallabies.
There will be a dedicated Pumas supporter bay for this Test match enabling the Argentinian community to come together to support their team.
His Excellency Dr Hugo Javier Gobbi, Argentine Ambassador to Australia, said: “We are very proud of the Pumas and their strong tradition and in their only match in Australia this year we call on all the Argentinians here in Australia to come and back the Pumas.”
Rugby Australia Chief Commercial Officer, Cameron Murray said: “Argentina’s fans are some of the most passionate in World Rugby and we look forward to welcoming them to the Gold Coast for a fantastic Test match.”
Argentina recently defeated South Africa in round two of the Rugby Championship and under new Head Coach, Mario Ledesma they are playing an exciting brand of Rugby.
“The Qantas Wallabies always enjoy taking on Los Pumas and it’s going to be a great spectacle at CBUS Stadium.”
In addition to the rugby there will be Argentinian themed entertainment on and off the field outside CBUS Stadium starting at 5.30 pm.
The Queensland Government, via Tourism and Events Queensland, is proud to support the Australia v Argentina 2018 Rugby Championship Test Match on the Gold Coast which features on the It’s Live! in Queensland events calendar. Your perfect next event is in Queensland where live events combine with the most incredible destinations, and life is beautiful one day, perfect the next. The City of Gold Coast is a proud supporter of this event.
Match Details – 2018 Rugby Championship
- Teams: Qantas Wallabies v Argentina Pumas
- Date: Saturday 15 September, 2018
- Venue: CBUS Stadium, Stadium Drive, Robina, Gold Coast
- Kick Off: 8.05pm AEDT
- Gates Open: 5.30pm AEDT
Argentinean Supporters Area Prices: (excluding ticket fees)
- Adult – $40
- Concession – $28 (Full time university/ high school students, Pensioners)
- Child – $20 (Age 4-16, 3 and under free if accompanied by an adult)
- Family of 4 – $100 (2 adults/2 children or 1 adult/3 children)
Purchase Online in the Argentinean fan bay via: http://bit.ly/RugbyGC
Enter password: PUMAS
Los Pumas 2018 Rugby Championship Schedule:
|19-Aug||1:05am||South Africa vs Argentina||Kings Park, Durban|
|26-Aug||5:10am||Argentina vs South Africa||Estadio Malvinas Argentinas, Mendoza|
|8-Sep||5:35pm||All Blacks vs Argentina||Trafalgar Park, Nelson|
|15-Sep||8:05pm||Wallabies vs Argentina||Cbus Super Stadium, Gold Coast|
|30-Sep||8:40am||Argentina vs All Blacks||Estadio Velez Sarsfield, Buenos Aires|
|7-Oct||9:40am||Argentina vs Wallabies||Estadio Padre Ernesto Martearena, Salta|
All times are AEST
Argentina Pumas 2018 squad
Forwards: Matias Alemanno, Rodrigo Bruni, Marco Ciccioli, Agustin Creevy, Lucas Favre, Diego Fortuny, Santiago Garcia Botta, Santiago Grondona, Marcos Kremer, Ignacio Larrague, Tomas Lavanini, Juan Manuel Leguizamon, Pablo Matera, Vivas Mayco, Santiago Medrano, Franco Molina, Julian Montoya, Javier Ortega Desio, Guido Petti, Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, Juan Zeiss
Backs: Gonzalo Bertranou, Emiliano Boffelli, Sebastian Cancelliere, Tomas Cubelli, Jeronimo de la Fuente, Bautista Delguy, Joaquin Diaz Bonilla, Bautista Ezcurra, Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias, Martin Landajo, Juan Cruz Mallia, Matias Moroni, Ramiro Moyano, Matias Orlando, Nicolas Sanchez.