Pumas include Felipe Contepomi for Boks
August 8, 2013
Felipe Contepomi will line-up for the Pumas once again © Getty Images
Argentina have named a 26-man squad for their Rugby Championship opener against South Africa in Soweto on Saturday.
The Pumas failed to win a game in last season's tournament but did manage to draw with South Africa. It was a solid but unspectacular debut campaign from Argentina in the newly expanded Tri-Nations and they will be hoping to pick up a win in the 2014 championship.
The Pumas played the New South Wales Barbarians last weekend and won 29-27 and they will play the same side on Friday as they seek to find their rhythm ahead of the competition. And Pumas coach Santiago Phelan has named a 26-man squad ahead of the first game against the Boks.
The squad includes Bath's Horacio Agulla and Eusebio Guinazu while Worcester also have a strong contingent with Agustin Creevy and Leonardo Senatore getting the nod. Leicester will be represented by Marcos Ayerza and Gonzalo Camacho and they will play alongside the likes of Juan Martin Hernandez, Juan Fernandez Martin Lobbe and veteran fly-half Felipe Contepomi.
Forwards: Patricio Albacete, Marcos Ayerza, Julio Farías Cabello, Manuel Carizza, Agustín Creevy, Matías Díaz, Juan Figallo, Mariano Galarza, Eusebio Guiñazú, Juan Fernández Lobbe, Juan Manuel Leguizamón, Nahuel Lobo, Pablo Matera, Leonardo Senatore
Backs: Horacio Agulla, Lucas González Amorosino, Marcelo Bosch, Gonzalo Camacho, Felipe Contepomi, Tomás Cubelli, Santiago Fernández, Juan Martín Hernández, Juan Imhoff, Martín Landajo, Nicolás Sánchez, Joaquín Tuculet
© ESPN Sports Media Ltd
The latest Week in Pictures takes in the Top 14, Super Rugby and the Aviva Premiership with fireworks and monsters both featuring
Firdose Moonda looks at the moves towards greater integration within South African rugby ... and what the future holds
It is 100 years this week since the last international match played in Europe before the outbreak of World War One. Rewind remembers the fixture's longest-living survivor
Martin Gillingham looks ahead to what he believes is the most remarkable ever climax to the league phase of the Top 14