The former Argentine hooker Mario Ledesma has stepped down as the Argentina head rugby coach. The former Australian coach was with the Pumas for four years and his highlight will surely be that historic first win against the All Blacks in the Rugby Championship in 2019. As a player this guy was an absolute legend and will be remember as an excellent coach also.
He walks away from the position citing personal issues, but the Isolation, Covid, no home match since 2019 that surely had to have a factor in his decision.
"I am leaving what I love the most." – Mario Ledesma resigns as Los Pumas head coach.
Will never forget this moment 👇
— Jared Wright (@jaredwright17) February 10, 2022
Ledesma took over Los Pumas in August 2018, winning eight, drawing three and losing 22 of his games in charge.
— Ultimate Rugby (@ultimaterugby) February 10, 2022
Argentina’s rugby coach Mario Ledesma has quit, citing “personal reasons”.
No home Test since 2019.
Months and months of quarantines.
The mental and emotional toll undoubtedly a factor.
— Christy Doran (@ChristypDoran) February 9, 2022
OFICIAL. Mario Ledesma anuncia que da un paso al costado y deja de ser el entrenador de Los Pumas. pic.twitter.com/rSWG5Onz8k
— SportsCenter (@SC_ESPN) February 9, 2022