Pumas Name 23-Man-Squad For Scotland Test

Pumas Name 23-Man-Squad For Scotland Test

Argentina have tonight named a 23 man squad for Saturday’s first Test against Scotland in Tucuman. Some 13 of the squad are based in France, while another four ply their trade in the English Premiership. Alongside experienced Pumas such as Felipe Contepomi and Juan Leguizamon – both of whom missed the last contest between the countries at Murrayfield last November through injury – Santiago Phelan, the Pumas coach, has named 22-year-old uncapped prop Juan Figallo and another newcomer at lock, 23-year-old Mariano Galarza.    The Pumas squad travels to Tucuman tomorrow (Monday) and Phelan is scheduled to announce his starting XV on Tuesday night. Meanwhile Scotland, who arrived in Argentina yesterday, continued their acclimatisation with a gentle training run at the GEBA club adjacent to Buenos Aires’ municipal airport yesterday. Scotland will embark on a full-scale training session tomorrow with head coach Andy Robinson due to announce his starting XV on Thursday. Argentina squad Backs Horacio Agulla (Brive), Amorosino Gonzalez (Leicester Tigers), Lucas Borges (Albi), Gonzalo Tiesi (Harlequins), Martin Rodriguez (Atletico de Rosario), Santiago Fernandez (Hindu), Felipe Contempomi (Toulon), Ignacio Mieres (Stade Francais), Agustin Figuerola (CASI), Alfredo Lalanne (London Irish) ForwardsRodrigo Roncero (Stade Francais), Marcos Ayerza (Leicester Tigers), Mario Ledesma (Clermont Auvergne), Agustin Creevy (San Luis), Martin Scelzo (Clermont Auvergne), Juan Figallo (Montpellier), Manuel Carizza (Biarritz Olympique), Patricio Albacete (Stade Toulouse), Mariano Galarza (University de la Plata), Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe (Toulon), Alejandro Campos (Montabaun), Juan Manuel Leguizamon (Stade Francais), Genaro Fessia (Cordoba Athletic)

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