Friday, May 11, 2012

Argentina squad named for South American Championship

Before taking on Italy and France in June and then Australia, New Zealand and South Africa in The Rugby Championship, Argentina will start against humble opposition as the South American giants take on Brazil, Chile and Uruguay in tests this month. Argentina, as normal, will use the matches to give fringe players a chance to impress ahead of the June tests. But, coaches Daniel Hourcade and Martín Gaitan have named a team which includes a number of players from Los Pampas XV and also incldes Leonardo Senatore who started vs the All Blacks in the World Cup Quarter Final last year. The team also includes stars of the future such as winger Manuel Montero Argentina are heavy favorites to again win the tournament. In 2011 Argentina was far too good for all others en route to winning the CONSUR Senior tournament. 

Argentina´s Match Schedule

May 20 Argentina vs Uruguay
May 23 Argentina vs Brazil
May 26 Argentina vs Chile

Argentine Squad

Frontrow: Roberto Tejerizo, Ignacio Sáenz Lancuba, Martín García Veiga, Bruno Postiglioni, Germán Áraoz and Gastón Cortez.

Secondrow: Nicolás Azorin, César Fruttero and Santiago Guzmán

Backrow: Lisandro Ahualli, Rodrigo Bruno, Javier Ortega Desio, Leonardo Senatore and Benjamín Macome

Medio scrum: Martín Landajo and Tomás Cubelli.

Flyhalf: Stefano Ambrosio and Valentín Cruz.

Centres: Santiago Craig, Jerónimo De la Fuente and Matías Orlando.

Wingers: Facundo Barrea, Manuel Montero and Diego Palma.

Fullbacks: Ramiro Moyano and Román Miralles. 

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