AAP have revealed teams who will take on polo’s most coveted title
Yesterday the AAP announced the team line-ups that will be taking part in this year’s Triple Crown, the Tortugas, Hurlingham and Palermo Opens. Defending champions La Dolfina return with the same 40 goal combination of Adolfo Cambiaso, David Stirling Jr, Pablo MacDonough and Juan Martin Nero whilst fellow Finalists Ellerstina return with an adjusted format. Martin Aguerre no longer features on the team sheet, with Polito Pieres joining his three cousins to make the side a complete Pieres unit with Chapaleufu all taking to the field with a similar family format which features Alberto Heguy, Ignacio Heguy, Bautista Heguy and Eduardo Heguy.
Following the team change of former team member, Polito Pieres, Alegria have had to undergo a slight reformation with 8 goaler Cristian Laprida taking Pieres’ position to join Uilario Ulloa, Lucas Monteverde and Fred Mannix. La Aguada Las Monjitas have maintained the same combination of brothers Eduardo and Alejandro Novillo Astrada but this year they will be joined by Sebastian Merlos, who having been involved with La Dolfina over previous years is now making a comeback to the Triple Crown, Ignacio Toccalino instead of Lucas James and Crisitan Laprida whilst La Aguada welcome Agustin Merlos back to Open competition alongside team mates Guillermo Caset and Ignacio and Miguel Novillo Astrada.
As far as the qualifying tournaments are concerned, 2014 Ellerstina team member Nachi Du Plessis will be representing Miramar and American Nick Roldan is playing for Las Rosas.
For all complete qualifying team line-ups, see below:
Magual: Alejandro Muzzio 8, Francisco Elizalde 7, Marcos Di Paola 8, Santiago Toccalino 8. Total: 31 goals
Washington Ghantoot: Diego Cavanagh 8, Ezequiel Martinez Ferrario 7, Facundo Sola 8, Alfredo Cappella Barabucci 8. Total: 31 goals
Miramar: Gonzalo Deltour 7, Valerio Zubiaurre 7, Ignacio Laprida 7, Ignatius Du Plessis 8. Total: 29 goals
La Irenita: Juan Ruiz Guiñazu Jr. 7, Juan Martín Zavaleta Jr 7, Matías MacDonough 8, Clemente Zavaleta 7. Total: 29 goals
Las Rosas: Nick Roldan 8, Franco Gai 6, Julio Arellano 8, Manuel Crespo 7. Total: 29 goals
Santa Teresa: Matías Torres Zavaleta 7, Joaquín Pittaluga 7, Guillermo Willington 7, Tomás García del Río 7. Total: 28 goals
Cuatro Vientos: Joao Paulo Ganon 7, Salvador Ulloa 7, Alejandro Agote 8, Santiago Tanoira 6. Total: 28 goals
Photograph: La Dolfina, winners of the 2014 Triple Crown. By AAP