Orlando and Moroni named in Argentina squad

Thursday 4 August 2022

Newcastle Falcons centre pairing Matias Orlando and Matias Moroni will both feature for Argentina as they take on Australia in The Rugby Championship this Saturday.

The game kicks off at 8.10pm UK time and can be viewed live on Sky Sports Action.

After impressive recent outings for the Los Pumas in their 2-1 test series victory over Scotland, the Newcastle Falcons duo have retained their status within Michael Cheika’s match-day squad to face the Wallabies in Mendoza. Orlando will start at outside centre with Moroni making up the bench.

Orlando started all three games against Scotland whereas new signing Moroni featured from the bench in the opening two tests before starting alongside his new Falcons team-mate for the decider - ending in dramatic fashion with a last-gasp try to secure the series victory.

Orlando reached an international milestone last time out for Argentina, earning a well-deserved 50th cap for his country.

Saturday's game is the first of two ties against the Wallabies in the Rugby Championship, with the second test taking place next week on Saturday August 13 in San Juan.

The Argentina squad in full

1 TETAZ CHAPARRO, Nahuel

2 MONTOYA, Julian (captain)

3 GÓMEZ KODELA, Francisco

4 ALEMANNO, Matías

5 LAVANINI, Thomas

6 GONZALEZ SAMSO, Juan Martin

7 KREMER, Marcos

8 MATERA, Pablo

9 CUBELLI, Tomas

10 CARRERAS, Santiago

11 BOFFELLI, Emiliano

12 DE LA FUENTE, Jerónimo

13 ORLANDO, Matias

14 CORDERO, Santiago

15 MALLÍA, Juan Cruz

16 CREEVY, Augustine

17 VIVAS, Mayco

18 SCLAVI, Joel

19 GRONDONA, Santiago

20 BRUNI, Rodrigo

21 BAZÁN VÉLEZ, Lautaro

22 ALBORNOZ, Tomas

23 MORONI, Matias

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