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The forwards had a mixed performance against France with Los Pumas doing very well in the early stages only for France to fight back brilliantly and take control of the match. The only forward who will not be starting is Juan Figallo who was released by Argentine Headcoach Santiago Phelan. He may not have made the Pumas team regardless after he was sighted for his actions against French captain Pascal Papé in the first half. In place of Figallo was the uncapped Maximilano Bustos who is Figallo´s clubmate at Montpellier. Bustos joined Eusebio Guiñazú and Marcos Ayerza in the frontrow. They are set to be supported by Agustín Creevy, Francisco Gómez Kodela and Nahuel Lobo from the bench. Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe will lead the side and trained again on the side of the scrum in conjunction with Juan Manuel Leguizamón with Leonardo Senatore playing number 8. Manuel Carizza and Julio Farías Cabello are also set to be retained as the starting secondrow combination with the only question being who will provde the back-up from the bench.
The official starting lineup will be revealed by Phelan on Wednesday.
Starting Lineup in Today´s Training
1 Marcos Ayerza, 2 Eusebio Guiñazú, 3 Maximilano Bustos
(Leicester Tigers, ENG), (Southern Kings, RSA) (Montpellier, FRA)
4 Manuel Carizza, 5 Julio Farías Cabello
(Racing Métro, FRA), (Los Pampas XV, ARG)
6 Juan M F Lobbe, 8 Leonardo Senatore, 7 Juan M Leguizamón
(Toulon, FRA), (Los Pampas XV, ARG), (Lyon OU, FRA)
9 Martín Landajo, 10 Nicolás Sánchez
(Los Pampas XV, ARG), (Bordeaux-Begles, FRA)
12 Santiago Fernández, 13 Marcelo Bosch
(Montpellier, FRA), (Biarritz, FRA)
11 Juan Imhoff, 15 Juan M Hernández, 14 Gonzalo Camacho
(Racing Métro, FRA), (Racing Métro, FRA), (Exeter Chiefs, ENG)
* Changes from Lille in red.