Argentina manager Mario Ledesma has expressed choler astatine Los Pumas not being included successful a Rugby Championship photograph opportunity, saying his broadside felt "really disrespected".
While the Australian, New Zealand, South African and Argentine nationalist teams each played successful Townsville connected Saturday, lone 3 of the 4 sides' captains featured successful a photograph sprout organised to beforehand the Rugby Championship fixtures.
Following Los Pumas' 27-8 decision to the Wallabies connected Saturday night, Ledesma said "it wounded a lot" that skipper Julian Montoya did not instrumentality portion successful the photograph opportunity.
The photograph sprout was constricted to Wallabies skipper Michael Hooper, All Blacks skipper Ardie Savea and Springboks skipper Siya Kolisi.
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"The boys and the unit – we felt truly disrespected," Ledesma said.
"We're not asking for much. We are ever travelling and we ne'er complain, but we consciousness sometimes we are getting treated with disrespect. We conscionable proceed and bull it connected the chin. It hurts, it hurts a lot.
"We person families and kids we haven't seen for ages now.
"The lone happening we are asking is to get treated reasonably oregon with respect.
"I deliberation rugby has values, I americium definite of it, and they weren't respected here. It is conscionable not on."
Argentina are the lone broadside yet to registry a triumph aft the opening 5 rounds of the Rugby Championship.
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