Rugby

Pumas name squad to face Barbarians

2015-11-10 16:46
Nicolas Sanchez (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Argentina have named a 25-man squad full of World Cup talent to take on the Barbarians at Twickenham Stadium on November 21.

The Pumas lit up the tournament by playing an ambitious attacking game that saw them overwhelm Ireland in the quarter-finals before bowing out against Australia. 

The backs available to coach Daniel Hourcade include star wing Santiago Cordero, flyhalf Nicolas Sanchez, scrumhalf Martin Landajo and centre Juan Martin Hernandez.

Captain Agustin Creevy, prop Ramiro Herrera, lock Matias Alemanno and flanker Pablo Matera are among 11 forwards who appeared at the tournament.

It adds up to a major challenge for Wallabies coach Michael Cheika, who takes charge of the Barbarians next week.

The famous invitation club will pull together representatives from four Southern Hemisphere nations to take on Gloucester on November 17 before facing Argentina in the Killik Cup on November 21.

Cheika has six World Cup finalists in his squad - including New Zealand wing Nehe Milner-Skudder and Australia’s Stephen Moore, Scott Fardy and Tevita Kuridrani - as well as South Africa locks Victor Matfield and Bakkies Botha, and giant Fiji wing Nemani Nadolo.

Argentina squad 

Forwards:  Matias Alemanno, Agustin Creevy, Santiago Garcia Botta, Ramiro Herrera, Facundo Isa, Tomas Lezana, Pablo Matera, Julian Montoya, Lucas Noguera, Juan Pablo Orlandi, Javier Ortega Desio, Guido Peti Pagadizabal, Leonardo Senatore, Nahuel Tetaz Caparro.

Backs: Emiliano Boffelli, Santiago Cordero, Jeronimo de la Fuente, Felipe Ezcurra, Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias, Juan Martin Hernandez, Martin Landajo, Matias Moroni, Ramiro Moyano, Nicolas Sanchez, Joaquin Tuculet.

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