Argentina obtain apology after lacking Rugby Championship photoshoot

Argentina's Julian Montoya hands off South Africa's Siya Kolisi
Argentina have misplaced all 5 of their Rugby Championship matches to this point

Rugby Championship organisers and Rugby Australia have apologised to Argentina after the Pumas have been overlooked of a staff captains’ photoshoot.

Argentina coach Mario Ledesma mentioned the facet felt “disrespected” after pictures of the Australia, New Zealand and South Africa captains have been printed.

Rugby Australia and governing physique Sanzaar mentioned a “late journey change” meant Julian Montoya couldn’t attend.

Sanzaar mentioned it was a communications breakdown and accepted accountability.

“Sanzaar and Rugby Australia administration wish to apologise to Argentina Rugby for the error that led to {a photograph} being printed within the media that misrepresented The Rugby Championship in that it omitted Argentina,” an announcement mentioned.

“Sadly, a late journey change then meant that the Argentina captain couldn’t make the designated time for the photograph session.”

Argentina have misplaced all 5 of their matches within the match, with New Zealand sealing the title after beating South Africa on Saturday.

The Pumas are the one facet which has performed all its fixtures away in Covid-19 bubbles, with Ledesma saying earlier in September that his squad had not had sufficient time to arrange and “no-one appears to care” about his gamers’ welfare.

Argentina’s ultimate match is in opposition to Australia on Saturday.

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