Hernandez set for Pumas comeback
September 1, 2012
Juan Martin Hernandez is set to return for the Pumas © Getty Images
Argentina hope to have fly-half Juan Martin Hernandez fit and firing for next weekend's Rugby Championship clash with New Zealand in Wellington.
The Racing Metro playmaker missed the Pumas' 16-16 draw with South Africa last time out after picking up a knock in training, but he has been recalled to the squad to face the reigning Rugby World Cup champions.
He is joined on the panel by Juan Manuel Leguizamón, Agustin Creevy, Rafael Carballo and Maximiliano Bustos, although Racing Metro back-row Alvaro Galindo faces another two to three weeks on the sidelines with injury.
"In the World Cup the boys played against New Zealand and it was an extremely demanding game," Pumas skipper Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe said. "We will try to be more aggressive on defence, to not allow them to develop as many phases. We came to grow and we want to go one step further on Saturday."
Horacio Agulla (Bath Rugby), Patricio Albacete (Toulouse), Marcos Ayerza (Leicester Tigers), Marcelo Bosch (Biarritz), Martín Bustos Moyano (Montpellier), Maximiliano Bustos (Montpellier), Gonzalo Camacho (Exeter Chiefs), Rafael Carballo (Bordeaux), Manuel Carizza (Biarritz), Agustín Creevy (Montpellier), Julio Farías (Tucuman Rugby), Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe (Toulon), Santiago Fernández (Montpellier), Juan Figallo (Montpellier), Lucas González Amorosino (Montpellier), Eusebio Guiñazú (Biarritz), Juan Martín Hernández (Racing Metro), Juan Imhoff (Racing Metro), Martín Landajo (Los Pampas XV), Juan Manuel Leguizamon (Lyon), Tomás Leonardi (Los Pampas XV), Juan Pablo Orlandi (Racing Metro), Martín Rodríguez (Stade Francais), Rodrigo Roncero (Stade Francais), Federico Nicolás Sánchez (Bordeaux Begles), Leonardo Senatore (Los Pampas XV), Tomás Vallejos Cinalli (Scarlets), Nicolás Vergallo (Stade Francais)
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