Argentina reveal tour squad
Juan Martin Hernandez (Gallo Images)
Buenos Aires - Argentina on Thursday announced a 31-man squad for their trip to Europe in November, when they will take on Italy, France and Ireland as part of the autumn internationals series.
Racing-Metro flyhalf Juan Martin Hernandez was named in coach Santiago Phelan's squad despite a thigh injury that has kept him out of action since a Top 14 match against La Rochelle on September 11.
The most high-profile absence from the squad was Stade Francais back-row forward Juan Manuel Leguizamon, who was suspended for 80 days in September after an eye-gouging incident in a match against Toulouse.
Argentina begin their tour with a match against Italy in Verona on November 13 before tackling France in Montpellier on November 20 and then taking on Ireland in Dublin on November 28.
A match against the French Barbarians slated for November 6 has, however, been cancelled due to the unavailability of the French players.
"The players playing in the Top 14 have not been freed, because there is a league programme on Thursday, November 4," said the Argentine Rugby Union (UAR) in a statement.
Forwards: Patricio Albacete (Toulouse/FRA), Marcos Ayerza (Leicester/ENG), Manuel Carizza (Biarritz/FRA), Agustin Creevy (Clermont/FRA), Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe (Toulon/FRA), Genaro Fessia (Cordoba), Juan Figallo (Montpellier/FRA), Mariano Galarza (Leinster/IRL), Alvaro Galindo (Racing-Metro/FRA), Eusebio Guinazu (Biarritz/FRA), Santiago Guzman (Tucuman), Mario Ledesma (Clermont/FRA), Esteban Lozada (Edinburgh/SCO), Rodrigo Roncero (Stade Francais/FRA), Martin Scelzo (Clermont/FRA)
Backs: Horacio Agulla (Leicester/ENG), Lucas Borges (Albi/FRA), Marcelo Bosch (Biarritz/FRA), Martin Bustos Moyano (Montpellier/FRA), Gonzalo Camacho (Harlequins/ENG), Rafael Carballo (Bordeaux-Begles/FRA), Felipe Contepomi (Toulon/FRA), Miguel De Achaval (Asociacion Alumni), Santiago Fernandez (Montpellier/FRA), Agustin Figuerola (Brive/FRA), Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino (Leicester/ENG), Juan Martin Hernandez (Racing-Metro/FRA), Alfredo Lalanne (London Irish/ENG), Martin Rodriguez (Stade Fran?ais/FRA), Gonzalo Tiesi (Stade Francais/FRA), Nicolas Vergallo (Toulouse/FRA)