Felipe Arregui has been added to the Argentina roster and joins Los Pumas in Canberra. The 23-year-old has been added due to the potential non-involvement of props currently in the roster.
Argentina faced New Zealand in New Plymouth on Saturday morning (Argentina time). They did so with regular Ramiro Herrera being a late withdraw from the side. This saw Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro moving from Loose Head prop to play at Tight Head.
Aged 23, Arregui is also capable of playing on both sides of the scrum. In Super Rugby this year he was used as a Tight Head. He joined Los Jaguares following a stint playing in the now Guinness Pro 14 Championship, doing so for Edinburgh.
Arregui is the sixth prop to fly from Argentina as part of the Oceania Tour. Lucas Noguera Paz joined Tetaz Chaparro in starting in New Plymouth. Enrique Pieretto and Santiago García Botta were both second half replacements.
Game time for Arregui would mean his first cap. Despite having been in the roster during the 2016 Rugby Championship and November Internationals he remains uncapped.
Argentina face Australia in their third and final away match in this year’s Rugby Championship. The match will be played on Saturday September 16 at GIO Stadium, the former home of Puma Tomás Cubelli who played two years of Super Rugby for the Brumbies.