Thursday, August 30, 2012

Creevy, Hernández and Leguizamón return

Juan Leguizamon dolido por no estar en el debut de Los PumasSantiago Phelan has confirmed a twenty-eight man squad for the second stage of The Rugby Championship.The squad features the return of Juan Martín Hernández who missed the second match of the tournament. Joining him are first choice players Agustín Creevy and Juan Manuel Leguizamón who missed both matches against South Africa due to injury. The return of Creevy comes at the expense of Bruno Postiglioni who was on the bench for the two matches against the Springboks but did not feature. Creevy is yet to participate in contact training but has been deemed ready for the match in Wellington on Saturday September 08. He is likely to be on the bench with Guinãzú starting. Leguizamón should start in the backrow and Hernández at flyhalf. 

The squad is not at full strength however as Alvaro Galindo  has been ruled out of the away matches and is expected to return in three weeks time. This would make him avaliable for Argentina´s home matches against New Zealand in La Plata and Australia in Rosario. His performance in the first two games was not up to the standards of Leguizamón and his selection above Tomás De La Vega came as a surprize to many. Two noticable names in the squad are Martín Bustos Moyano and Rafael Carballo who are backups to the match day 22´s wingers and centres. 

Los Pumas travel to New Zealand on Friday. 




Player
CLUB
UNION
1
Horacio Agulla
Leicester Tigers
England
2
Patricio Albacete
Stade Toulousian
France
3
Marcos Ayerza
Leicester Tigers
England
4
Marcelo Bosch
Biarritz Olympique
France
5
Martín Bustos Moyano
Montpellier
France
6
Maximilano Bustos
Montpellier
France
7
Gonzalo Camacho
Exeter Chiefs
England
8
Rafael Carballo
Bordeaux Begles
France
9
Manuel Carizza


10
Agustín Creevy
Montpellier
France
11
Julio Farías Cabello
Tucuman R. C
Argentina
12
Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe
Toulon
France
13
Santiago Fernández
Montpellier
France
14
Juan Figallo
Montpellier
France
15
Lucas González Amorosino
Montpellier
France
16
Eusebio Guinãzú


17
Juan Martin Hernández
Racing Métro
France
18
Juan Imhoff
Racing Métro
France
19
Martín Landajo
CASI
Argentina
20
Juan Manuel Leguizamón
Lyon
France
21
Tomás Leonardí 
SIC
Argentina
22
Juan Pablo Orlandi
Racing Métro
France
23
Martín Rodríguez Gurruchaga
Stade Français
France
24
Rodrigo Roncero


25
Nicolás Sánchez
Bordeaux Begles
France
26
Leonardo Senatore
G.E.R
Argentina
27
Tomás Vallejos
Harlequins
England
28
Nicolás Vergallo
Toulouse
France

11 comments:

  1. one can only hope the day you face them they are not hitting on all cylinders because if they are....ma mia....i think we should expect the worst from them....plan for the worst and that they are going to be very hard to stop....getting back leguizamon and the experience of Hernandez is a relief....posession control and distribution are our best defense....our pack is good enough of a platform from which to attempt it....and id rather get scored on trying and learning how to do this than kicking it back to them....my hope is that we try it and somehow it clicks and game on !!!!....lets not loose sight of the fact that before us is a historic opportunity to beat at home the undisputed best team in the world....para los PUMAS no hay impossibles !!!!

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    1. My only concern is the non-selection of Tomás De La Vega. His game is ideal to counter David Pocock and Richie McCaw. Really, a fetcher is needed and he is Argentina´s best. Though Leguizamón-Farías- Fernández Lobbe is an outstanding trio and they are all vastly diferent players.

      i.e.

      Farías is a link player from the second to backrows.

      Leguizamón is all about flair

      Fernández Lobbe is a hard worker

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  2. Has Manuel Carizza definitely left Biaritzz? If so, I wouldnt be surprised to see him playing Super 15 next season.

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    1. Yes. Biarritz wanted to resign both him and Guiñazú but only on condition that they miss The Rugby Championship. Both refused.. putting Los Pumas first.

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    2. Do you know if any other clubs - either in France or Super 15 have showed any interest in Carizza and Guinazu? That need to be playing at a level above Las Pampas. They are in the shop window and both performing well. They would certianoly tighten up some of the Australian forward packs!

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  3. I'd also be a little controversial with selection in NZ & Aus. NZ selection on the left and Aus selection on the right.

    1. Roncero/Ayerza
    2. Guinazu/Creevy
    3. Figallo/Figallo
    4. Carizza/Carizza
    5. Albacete/Albacete
    6. Leonardi/Leguizamon
    7. Carbello/Lobbe
    8. Lobbe/Senatore
    9. Vergallo/Landajo
    10. Sanchez/Sanchez
    11. Agulla/Imhoff
    12. Fernandez/Fernandez
    13. Rodriguez/Rodriguez
    14. Camacho/Camacho
    15. Hernandez/Hernandez

    16. Creevy/Guinazu
    17. Orlandi/Roncero
    18. Senatore/Bustos
    19. Leguizamon/Carbello
    20. Landajo/Leonardi
    21. Bosch/Vergallo
    22. Amorosino/Amorosino

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    1. I would use a stronger pack against New Zealand. Perhaps as follows:

      1 Roncero
      2 Guiñazú
      3 Figallo
      4 Carizza
      5 Albacete
      6 Farías Cabello
      7 Leguizamón
      8 Fernández Lobbe
      9 Vergallo
      10 Hernández
      11 Agulla
      12 Fernández
      13 Bosch
      14 Camacho
      15 Rodríguez

      Vs Australia more flair in the backs and more mobility in the pack.

      1 Ayerza
      2 Creevy
      3 Figallo
      4 Carizza
      5 Albacete
      6 Farías
      7 JML
      8 JFL
      9 Landajo
      10 Hernández
      11 Imhoff
      12 Fernández
      13 Bosch
      14 Camacho
      15 LGA

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    2. How are Ayerza and Creevy "weaker" players than Roncero and Guinazu.

      Creevy is a very good scrummager, just lineout throwing his weakness.

      Ayerza is at least as good as Roncero scrummaging and tackling, just younger and fitter.

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    3. Not strictly weaker.

      I see little difference in scrumaging from Roncero to Ayerza. If anything Ayerza is superior. Tackling wise Roncero is better and can really leave his mark. In a more mobile capacity Ayerza is better.

      Guiñazú will start v New Zealand given his performances thus far but Creevy is the better player. Creevy is the better players, esp around the park.

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  4. I don't know....i was thinking a heavy pack here too....to pin their mobility and it is also their one seriously undernourished part of the game.... without D.P....leguizamon's experience in these type of games is more than handy....probably our dirtiest and most thug player....imhoff for agulla is intersting....or moving agulla to 13 and leaving bosch out....i just cant leave agulla or roncero out of any game....too talismanic.

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  5. Anonymous said...

    well...that's kind of harsh....our dirtiest and most thug meaning like McCaw yes !!!....how can anyone not love leguizamon's passion....intensity....sheer physicality....his competitiveness....like camacho, like agulla, like roncero, lobbe, albacete, Hernandez....man....fuera de joda....they all belong in the Iliad or something....written by Homer....these guys are legends of world rugby already....i always say the same thing....ha...go ahead....keep underestimating us !!!!

    Ohh and then Bosch....savvy...a versatile back with exceptional defense and with a good kicking game....he is an ideal for me....a renegade ten....but thirteen is probably the most technical of the back positions....example it takes longer to learn how to play well than all the others because 13 shirt is Jimi Hendrix and his guitar asking "are you experienced?"....ja....and players are not interchangeable parts of a machine and thats not how Argentinian rugby works anyway....we coach....we play as a team....the star performer is very nice but the team is what's the Pumas fixate on.

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