Argentina's Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe has been named Pumas captain for the upcoming Four Nation Rugby Championship which kicks off next month.
Pumas Head coach Santiago Phelan and his technical assistants made the decision to appoint the Toulon loose forward.
"It's a great responsibility and a very nice opportunity, of which I am very proud to take," said Fernandez Lobbe on his appointment.
"It's a great honor and a sense of gratitude to all those (my family, my parents, my brothers, friends, coaches, peers), who in one way or another, taught me the values snd attitudes that allowed me to get here" he added.
Looking ahead to the Rugby Championship Fernandez Lobbe said that he wanted the Pumas to play to their full potential in the tournament.
"We are really looking forward to this historical even in which we want the team to end on October 6, having been faithful to their convictions and having played to their full potential. "
Fernandez Lobbe said that the group of players that will represent Argentina in the Rugby Championship is fully committed.
"We know the magnitude of challenge before us, but we have to take all this to continue growing as a team.
"The truth is this is something spectacular that we have fought a very long time for. Today we can say that the Pumas have an annual competition, and it's amazing. "