Argentina coach Ledesma has named his squad for this years Rugby Championships with six new faces in his team.
The new coach for the Pumas who took over from Hourcade has picked Marco Ciccioli, Diego Fortuny, Lucas Favre, Mayco Vivas, Franco Molina and Santiago Grondon, as the Pumas prepare for their opening game against South Africa at Kings Park in Durban next weekend.
He picked a 36-man squad which also includes star players like Agustin Creevy, Pablo Matera, Nicolas Sanchez and Emiliano Boffelli.
With there Super Rugby team improving massively this year they will set their sights on a major improvement in the Championships.
Extended Argentina squad for Rugby Championship
Forwards: Matias Alemanno, Rodrigo Bruni, Marco Ciccioli, Agustin Creevy, Lucas Favre, Diego Fortuny, Santiago Garcia Botta, Santiago Grondona, Marcos Kremer, Ignacio Larrague, Tomas Lavanini, Juan Manuel Leguizamon, Pablo Matera, Vivas Mayco, Santiago Medrano, Franco Molina, Julian Montoya, Javier Ortega Desio, Guido Petti, Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, Juan Zeiss
Backs: Gonzalo Bertranou, Emiliano Boffelli, Sebastian Cancelliere, Tomas Cubelli, Jeronimo de la Fuente, Bautista Delguy, Joaquin Diaz Bonilla, Bautista Ezcurra, Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias, Martin Landajo, Juan Cruz Mallia, Matias Moroni, Ramiro Moyano, Matias Orlando, Nicolas Sanchez