Cubelli into Pumas starting team for Wallabies

Thu, Sep 15, 2016, 4:22 AM
Beth Newman
by Beth Newman
He's studying medicine full-time but Tom Robertson is set to tackle the Pumas on Saturday night, named on the bench by Michael Cheika.

Brumbies scrumhalf Tomas Cubelli is set to start for the Pumas in Saturday night’s clash with the Wallabies.

Cubelli has played 32 of his 51 Tests off the bench but this won’t be one of them, with the ACT halfback called into the starting team.

The 27-year-old said earlier in the week he had been trading Snapchat banter with his Super Rugby teammates and now he’ll have the chance to face off against them.

Cubelli is one of four changes to the starting lineup, along with Juan Manuel Leguizamon, Santiago González Iglesias and Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino.

Gabriel Ascarate is in line for his Test debut, named on the bench. 

The Wallabies host the Pumas at nib Stadium on Saturday night, kicking off at 8:05pm AEST.

Pumas team

1. Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro

2. Agustín Creevy (c)

3. Ramiro Herrera

4. Javier Ortega Desio

5. Matías Alemanno

6. Pablo Matera

7. Juan Manuel Leguizamon

8. Facundo Isa

9. Tomás Cubelli

10. Nicolás Sánchez

11. Lucas González Amorosino

12. Santiago González Iglesias

13. Matías Moroni

14. Santiago Cordero

15. Joaquín Tuculet


16. Julian Montoya

17. Lucas Noguera

18. Enrique Pieretto

19. Marcos Kremer

20. Leonardo Senatore

21. Martín Landajo

22. Gabriel Ascarate

23. Matías Orlando