Rugby Championship: Argentinian players due for release from Sydney quarantine facility

The Argentina rugby team will be released from their Sydney quarantine facility on Tuesday, as their preparation for the upcoming Rugby Championship ramps up.

The Pumas arrived in Sydney on October 6 from a training camp in Uruguay and have spent the last 14 days in isolation, under Australia's COVID-19 border restrictions. 

The players will now formally link up with head coach Mario Ledesma and his assistant, former Wallabies coach Michael Cheika. 

The Pumas were originally scheduled to open the tournament against world champions South Africa, but the Springboks' withdrawal over player welfare concerns has given them an extra week to prepare for a Sydney clash with the All Blacks on November 14. 

Several European-based players are due to arrive in Sydney, where they will quarantine for two weeks. 

The All Blacks will depart for Sydney this week, but are exempt from quarantine protocols, due to the new travel bubble with New South Wales. 

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