Pumas Name Their RC Squad

New Argentina coach Mario Ledesma has named an extended squad that includes six uncapped players ahead of their Rugby Championship campaign.

Ledesma, who has taken over from Daniel Hourcade, has selected new faces Marco Ciccioli, Diego Fortuny, Lucas Favre, Mayco Vivas, Franco Molina and Santiago Grondon, as the Pumas prepare for their opening game against South Africa at Kings Park in Durban next weekend.

Ledesma has opted for a 36-man squad which includes household names such as Agustin Creevy, Pablo Matera, Nicolas Sanchez and Emiliano Boffelli.

Extended Argentina squad for Rugby Championship

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