|Martín Bustos Moyano made a name for himself at Montpellier.|
Today´s training in Buenos Aires looks to have confirmed who will and who will not be representing Argentina this coming Saturday in Salta. The training session included players involved in Sunday´s exhibition match in Uruguay. The match itself was far from being the failure that many had indicated it would be. Instead it turned out to be the biggest success of the weekend as Samoa was humiliated in losing 74-14 against South African side the Lions, Rugby World Cup 2019 hosts Japan was out played by Fiji and the rain in Lautoka while the Barbarians were torn apart by the British and Irish Lions in Hong Kong. With Argentina having defeated a combined South American side 78-15 in 2011 the 2013 edition was not expected to be very competitive. Sunday´s side had Argentine players but it was missing all of Argentina´s European based players and countless others. With the exception of scrumhalf Tomás Cubelli those invited for the match were third choice Pumas or international players from Chile, Uruguay or Brazil.
Cubelli was used as Argentina´s third choice scrumhalf until the November tour of Europe. On tour he was second choice behind Martín Landajo. His Los Pampas XV colleague and close firend, Tomás De La Vega, was unlucky not to have been used more in 2012 but this could change in 2013. Both players along with flyhalf Benjamín Madero, winger Belisario Agulla and fullback Tomás Carrió were back from Montevideo with the rest of the Argentine squad.