Pumas call on injured Hernandez
October 29, 2010
Juan Martin Hernandez has been included in the Pumas' November tour squad © Getty Images
Injured Racing Metro fly-half Juan Martin Hernandez has been included in Argentina's November tour squad.
The former Stade Francais playmaker is currently sidelined with a thigh problem and is a surprise inclusion prior to Tests against Italy, France and Ireland.
Racing coach Pierre Berbizier does not believe that his star pivot will be fit to play. "Juan Martin Hernandez is off work with us," he told AFP. "The national selections are made and we find out about them afterwards. I'd prefer him to be on the pitch, as much for the national team as for us, but I don't think he'll be able to play."
The Pumas are without Stade Francais back-rower Juan Manuel Leguizamon after he picked up an 80-day ban for making contact with the eye area of Toulouse's Jean Bouilhou.
Forwards: Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe (Toulon), Genaro Fessia (Cordoba Athletic), Miguel de Achaval (Alumni), Alvaro Galindo (Racing Metro), Patricio Albacete (Toulouse), Manuel Carizza (Biarritz), Esteban Lozada (Edinburgh Gunners), Mariano Galarza (Leinster), Santiago Guzman (Tucuman Rugby), Marcos Ayerza (Leicester Tigers), Agustin Creevy (Clermont), Juan Figallo (Montpellier), Eusebio Guinazu (Biarritz), Mario Ledesma (Clermont), Rodrigo Roncero (Stade Francais), Martin Scelzo (Clermont)
Backs: Martin Rodriguez (Stade Francais), Horacio Agulla (Leicester Tigers), Gonzalo Camacho (Harlequins), Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino (Leicester Tigers), Lucas Borges (Albi), Martin Bustos Moyano (Montpellier), Rafael Carballo (Bordeaux), Gonzalo Tiesi (Stade Francais), Santiago Fernandez (Montpellier), Marcelo Bosch (Biarritz), Felipe Contepomi (Toulon, captain), Juan Hernandez (Racing Metro), Agustin Figuerola (Brive), Alfredo Lalanne (London Irish), Nicolas Vergallo (Toulouse)
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