Rugby

Herrera back from ban to beef up Pumas

2016-06-17 22:13
Ramiro Herrera (TEAMtalk media)

Tucuman - Prop forward Ramiro Herrera was named on Friday in the Argentina team to face France in Sunday's first Test after returning from suspension.

Herrera replaces Santiago Garcia Botta who started the 30-24 win over Italy in Sante Fe last week.

Coach Daniel Hourcade has made one other change bringing Javier Ortega Desio into the second row in place of Matias Alemanno who suffered a left ankle injury against Italy.

Star centre Juan Martin Hernandez will be making his 60th appearance.

Teams:

Argentina

15 Joaquin Tuculet, 14 Santiago Cordero, 13 Matas Moroni, 12 Juan Martin Hernandez, 11 Manuel Montero, 10 Nicolas Sanchez, 9 Martin Landajo, 8 Facundo Isa, 7 Tomas Lezana, 6 Pablo Matera, 5 Javier Ortega Desio, 4 Guido Petti, 3 Ramiro Herrera, 2 Agustin Creevy (captain), 1 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro

Substitutes: 16 Julian Montoya, 17 Santiago Garca Botta, 18 Enrique Pieretto, 19 Ignacio Larrague, 20 Juan Manuel Leguizamon, 21 Tomas Cubelli, 22 Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias, 23 Ramiro Moyano

France

15 Hugo Bonneval, 14 Xavier Mignot, 13 Julien Rey, 12 Jonathan Danty, 11 Djibril Camara, 10 Jules Plisson (captain), 9 Baptiste Serin, 8 Kevin Gourdon, 7 Raphaël Lakafia, 6 Loann Goujon, 5 William Demotte, 4 Julien Ledevedec, 3 Rabah Slimani, 2 Rémi Bonfils, 1 Jefferson Poirot 

Substitutes:16 Clément Maynadier, 17 Uini Atonio, 18 Lucas Pointud, 19 Fabrice Metz, 20 Louis Picamoles, 21 Sébastien Bézy, 22 François Trinh-Duc, 23 Gaël Fickou

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