Los Pumas third line Facundo Isa got caught in a scrum machine in training and almost suffered a serious injury to one of his legswhich could have left him out of the match for third place this Friday for the Rugby World Cup France 2023 against England.
“I almost broke everything”he assured Isa He was once able to free himself from the machine and rejoined his teammates at practice.
Scrum machines are metal devices, with a heavy support, padded to practice that fixed position without receiving any damage to your shoulders but to be able to exert force towards something with considerable weight.
However, Isa was placed incorrectly and the machine pressed his leg against the ground, so he fell without resisting and became hooked.
When he was able to free himself, the third lineman was left with pain in his leg and was motionless on the floor for a few minutes until he was able to regain mobility.
Despite this incident that did not go further, Facundo Isa will start this Friday against England. Who could stay out of the starting 15, is the second line Guido Pettiwhich ended with ice on his right knee.
How Los Pumas will form
The Pumas They already have a defined team to face England on Friday at 4 p.m. (Argentine time) in the match for third place in the Rugby World Cup which will be played at the Stade de France: coach Michael Cheika made three changes to the XV that has just lost to the All Blacks in the semifinals.
Tomas Cubelli who had not even been among the 23 called up for the semi-final against New Zealand will be part of the scrum-half instead of Gonzalo Bertranouwhile Pedro Rubiolo enter by Thomas Lavanini in the second line.
In addition, the inclusion of the center will also count Jerónimo de la Fuente by Santiago Chocobars: Until now the player from Rosario had only been mentioned in one match of this World Cup, in a victory against Chile in which he played as a starter.
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