Bertranou named in Rugby Championship squad


Dragons scrum half Gonzalo Bertranou has been named in a 47-man squad by Argentina for the upcoming Rugby Championship.

Bertranou, who joined Dean Ryan’s men last season, recently featured for the Pumas in the Summer Test series with Romania and Wales.

The 27-year-old – who has made 10 appearances for Dragons - will now represent his country again after being named by Argentina for the clashes with South Africa, New Zealand and Australia.

The Pumas will play six games away from home, kicking off with a double header against the Springboks next month (August 14 and 21) before two games with the All Blacks (September 11 and 18) and Wallabies (September 25 and October 2).

The Rugby Championship will be Argentina’s second of three assignments for 2021. The third, and final, stage will be the November Internationals with Argentina touring France, Italy and Ireland.


LOOSE HEAD PROP: Thomas Gallo* (Benetton, IT), Facundo Gigena (London Irish, UK), Rodrigo Martínez* (Olímpia Lions, PY), Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro (Benetton, IT)

HOOKER: Facundo Bosch (La Rochelle, FR), Julián Montoya (Leicester Tigers, UK), Ignacio Ruiz* (Jaguares XV), Santiago Socino (Gloucester, FR)

TIGHT HEAD PROP: Francisco Gómez Kodela (Lyon, FR), Santiago Medrano (Western Force, AU), Carlos Muzzio* (Mont de Marsan, FR), Enrique Pieretto (Glasgow Warriors, UK), Joel Sclavi* (La Rochelle, FR), Juan Pablo Zeiss (Jaguares XV)

SECOND-ROW: Matías Alemanno (Gloucester, UK), Rodrigo Fernández Criado* (Jaguares XV), Marcos Kremer (Stade Français, FR), Tomás Lavanini (Clermont, FR), Guido Petti (Bordeaux, FR)

FLANKER: Juan Martín González (Jaguares XV), Francisco Gorrissen (Jaguares XV), Facundo Isa (Toulon, FR), Tomás Lezana (Scarlets, UK), Pablo Matera (Crusaders, NZ)

NUMBER 8: Rodrigo Bruni (Vannes, FR), Joaquín Oviedo* (Perpignan, FR)

SCRUM-HALF: Gonzalo Bertranou (Dragons, UK), Tomás Cubelli (Biarritz, FR), Felipe Ezcurra (Jaguares XV)

FLY HALF: Joaquín Díaz Bonilla (unattached), Santiago Mare* (Los Pumas 7’s), Domingo Miotti (Glasgow Warriors, UK), Nicolás Sánchez (Stade Français, FR)

CENTRE: Santiago Chocobares (Toulouse, FR), Lucio Cinti* (Los Pumas 7’s), Jerónimo de la Fuente (Perpignan, FR), Juan Cruz Mallía (Toulouse, FR), Matías Moroni (Leicester Tigers, UK), Matías Orlando (Newcastle Falcons, UK)

WING: Sebastián Cancelliere (Glasgow Warriors, UK), Mateo Carreras* (Newcastle Falcons, UK), Santiago Cordero (Bordeaux, FR), Bautista Delguy (Perpignan, FR), Marcos Moneta* (Los Pumas 7’s)

FULL BACK: Emiliano Boffelli (Edinburgh, UK), Santiago Carreras (Gloucester, UK), Ignacio Mendy* (Los Pumas 7’s)


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