Hernandez returns for Ireland Test

Santiago Phelan

Argentinian head coach Santiago Phelan has recalled star back Juan Martin Hernandez to his squad ahead of the Pumas visit to the Aviva Stadium on Satruday (5.30pm).

The utility back was forced off in Argentina’s 26-12 victory over Wales last weekend ruling him out of the France game but Phelan has restored the Racing Metro to his 30-man squad for their final autumn Test match.

The Pumas head coach has also left regulars Horacio Agulla, Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino and Juan Figallo out of his squad.

All three played in Argentina's disappointing 39-22 defeat by France on Saturday night but Bath winger Agulla is the only one omitted because of injury.

The former Leicester Tigers flyer took a blow to the head in a clash of heads with Maxime Mermoz during the game and had to be stretchered off suffering from concussion.

Phelan also recalled Santiago Fernandez and Maximiliano Bustos, who both play their club rugby in France for Montpellier.

Argentina Squad:

Marcos Ayerza, Marcelo Bosch, Maximiliano Bustos, Gonzalo Camacho, Manuel Carizza, Santiago Cordero, Agustín Creevy, Tomas Cubelli, Tomas De la Vega, Julio Farias Cabello, Juan Martín Fernandez Lobbe (capt), Santiago Fernandez, Francisco Gomez Kodela, Juan Cruz Guillemain, Eusebio Guinazu, Juan Martin Hernandez, Juan Jose Imhoff, Martín Landajo, Juan Manuel Leguizamon, Tomas Leonardi, Nahuel Lobo, Manuel Montero, Bruno Postiglioni, Federico Sanchez, Leonardo Senatore, Gonzalo Tiesu, Joaquin Tuculet, Tomás Vallejos, Nicolas Vergallo.


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