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The Pumas debut in the Championship against Australia

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Previously, South Africa will receive the powerful All Blacks from New Zealand in the opening of the contest. The match will be played at the Mbombela stadium in Nelspruit, from 12:05 in Argentina, with the arbitration of the Australian Angus Gardner.

Less than 24 hours before the game, Hooper, captain and an emblem of the Wallabies, with 121 games played, decided not to be part of the team for personal reasons and will return to his country.

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In this way, James Slipper will be the captain, and Fraser McReight will replace Hooper with the number seven jersey.

The Pumas, coached by Australian Michael Cheika, will host Australia again next Saturday in San Juan. Later, they will visit the All Blacks in the cities of Christchurch and Hamilton, on August 27 and September 3.


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Argentina: Juan Cruza Mallia; Santiago Cordero, Matías Orlando, Jerónimo de la Fuente and Emiliano Boffelli; Santiago Carreras and Tomas Cubelli; Pablo Matera, Marcos Kremer and Juan Martín González; Tomás Lavanini and Matías Alemanno; Francisco Gómez Kodela, Julián Montoya and Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro. Coach: Michael Cheika.

Australia: TomWright; Jordan Petaia, Len Ikitau, Hunter Paisami, and Marika Koroibete; Quade Cooper and Nic White; Rob Valetini, Fraser McReight, and Jed Holloway; Matt Philip and Darcy Swain; Allan Alaalatoa, Folau Fainga’a and James Slipper. Coach: Dave Rennie.

Source: Ambito

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