Rugby

Contepomi out of Pumas tour

2012-11-11 20:33
Felipe Contepomi (AFP)

Paris - Injured former Pumas captain Felipe Contepomi was excluded from the Argentina squad named on Sunday for Saturday's Test against France in Lille.

Contepomi sustained damage to his right knee ligaments early in Saturday's 26-12 victory over Wales in Cardiff that has probably signalled the end of the 35-year-old Stade Francais back's international career.

Fullback Juan Martin Hernandez is suffering from leg muscle fatigue which forced his replacement after 45 minutes against Wales but he was included in coach Santiago Phelan's squad with expectations that he will be fit to face France.

Phelan said a key to Argentina's victory was how well the replacements, including the inexperienced Joaquin Tuculet for Contepomi at centre after 14 minutes, fitted into the team.

"There were situations like Felipe and Juan Martin having to come off that forced us to field players in positions we hadn't worked on but we knew we could use," Phelan told reporters.

"They adapted very well which shows how well they fitted into the team and how important all the players are in the squad."

Marcelo Bosch, a regular at outside centre throughout the southern hemisphere's Rugby Championship this year, returns to the squad after being released by his French club Biarritz.

Montpellier fullback or wing Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino is included having fulfilled club commitments.

Argentina also play Ireland in Dublin on November 24.

Read more on:    felipe contepomi  |  rugby
NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 

Tips on how to set your fitness goals

Before you embark on a fitness or training programme, set yourself clear and realistic long-term and short-term goals.

 
 

Where were you when you last felt alive?

This all-terrain vehicle is badass!
The TRUTH about painkillers and exercise
WIN! Where were you when you last felt alive?
Watch: Fishing under ice
 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Featured

Got something you'd like to get off your chest? Got a burning desire to air an opinion? If so, be sure to sign-up on Sport24's FORUM!

Latest blogs
Vote

Western Province and the Golden Lions will do battle at Newlands on Saturday, October 25 for the 2014 Absa Currie Cup title. Who will lift the trophy after 80 minutes?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

Forum Have your Say on Sport24's brand new Forum!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.