Contepomi back for Pumas
May 20, 2010
Felipe Contepomi will be back in an Argentina jersey to face Scotland and France next month © Getty Images
Felipe Contepomi is back in the Argentina squad for their summer Tests against Scotland and France.
The Toulon centre missed the tour of Europe at the end of 2009 as he to struggled to get over the knee injury he suffered playing for Leinster in their Heineken Cup semi-final victory against Munster just over a year ago.
Santiago Phelan's 31-man squad contains 22 French based players with a six-strong English contingent made up of Leicester's Marcos Ayerza and Lucas Amorosino, Juan Gomez of Leeds, Mariano Sambucetti from Bristol, London Irish's Alfredo Lalanne and Gonzalo Tiesi, who is leaving Harlequins.
Talismanic fly-half Juan Martin Hernandez will miss the matches as he remains out with a back injury. Argentina host Scotland in Tucuman on June 12 before a second Test in Mar Del Plata a week later. They then face Les Blues in Buenos Aires on June 26
Argentina squad to face Scotland and France:
Backs: H Agulla (Brive), L Borges (Albi), R Carballo (Begles Bordeaux), F Contepomi (Toulon), J Gauthier (Rome), L Amorosino (Leicester), A Lalanne (London Irish), M Aramburu (Dax), I Mieres (Stade Francais), G Tiesi (Harlequins), N Vergallo (Dax), M Viazzo (Bourgoin).
Forwards: A Abadie (Rovigo), P Albacete (Toulouse), M Ayerza (Leicester), A Campos (Montauban), M Carizza (Biarritz), JM Fernandez Lobbe (Toulon), J Figallo (Montpellier), A Galindo (Racing), J Gomez (Leeds), E Guinazu (Boland/RSA), P Henn (Brive), M Ledesma (Clermont), JM Leguizamon (Stade Francais), E Lozada (Toulon), JP Orlandi (Racing Metro), R Roncero (Stade Francais), M Sambucetti (Bristol), M Scelzo (Clermont), AV Basualdo (Toulouse).
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