Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Argentina players bring smiles to sick children


The contribution of Argentina to world rugby continues to be powerful and a group of sick children in Dunedin Public Hospital were treated to a visit from eight players in Argentina´s squad for Rugby World Cup 2011. As reported by www.rugbyworldcup.com, a young nine year old local named Fotu Beni couldn’t believe his eyes when Pumas players entered his hospital ward on Tuesday as the South American´s completed a one hour visit of the medical facility. Beni and six year old Trystyn Toki were treated to a song with Pumas centre, Agustín Gosio playing the guitar and seven other Argentine squad members singing and clapping. The players with Gosio were Maximilano Bustos, Tomás Vallejos, Leonardo Senatore, Lucas González Amorosino, Marcos Ayerza, Nicolás Sánchez and Genaro Fessia. All eight have not been selected for Saturday´s titanic match with England. The Pumas players repeated the act in other parts of the hospital to the delight of the children. Gosio commented that “It was very nice to spend some moments with these boys who are sick and it’s an honour to make them happy for a small moment in their lives. It’s good for them and good for us. For us it is very good to do other stuff, not only rugby, and to relax our minds."

With Thanks: www.rugbyworldcup.com

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