Argentina to play through the grief
Argentina will not be distracted by grief as they prepare to take on Scotland today despite the death of forward Marcos Kremer’s partner this week, his team-mate Sebastian Cancelliere insists.
Pumas lock Kremer has flown home after his 23-year-old partner Sofia Pozzi died of leukaemia on Monday. Cancelliere says his team have put their sadness to one side as they prepare to take on Gregor Townsend’s men at Murrayfield. “We are a very close group so it was a difficult moment for the whole team,” said wing Cancelliere, who will start on the bench. “When we go back, we’re going to be very close to Marcos, but we are not going to use that as an excuse or extra motivation for this.”
The Pumas suffered a record 44-15 loss when they last met the Scots in the summer. Although they recorded impressive wins over South Africa and Australia during the Rugby Championship under new coach Mario Ledesma, they come into the clash in Edinburgh on the back of four straight defeats.