Rugby-Contepomi succeeds Cheika as Argentina head coach

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(Reuters) – Former Argentina flyhalf Felipe Contepomi will be their new head coach, succeeding Australian Michael Cheika, the Argentine Rugby Union (UAR) said on Monday.

Cheika reached an agreement with the UAR to depart with his Los Pumas assistant Contepomi, who won 87 caps as a player for Argentina, continuing the project.

Contepomi’s appointment comes after Argentina finished fourth at this year’s World Cup.

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Cheika, who was appointed in March 2022 led Los Pumas in 24 test matches, recording 11 wins and 13 defeats.

(Reporting by Janina Nuno Rios in Mexico City; Editing by Toby Davis)

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