Injuries dog Pumas ahead of Aviva Test

Argentina arrived in Dublin last night for their Test with Ireland facing further injury worries following their defeat by France on Saturday.

The Pumas lost 39-22 in Lille and lost Bath wing Horacio Agulla into the bargain when he suffered concussion late in the match.

Argentina, who beat Wales in Cardiff two weeks ago, have also ruled out full-back Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino and tight-head prop Juan Figallo and were already without veteran playmaker Felipe Contepomi.

Head coach Santiago Phelan yesterday called Montpellier’s fly-half Santiago Fernandez and prop Maximiliano Bustos into his 29-man squad for this Saturday’s clash at the Aviva Stadium.

ARGENTINA (Squad v Ireland): M Ayerza (Leicester), M Bosch (Biarritz), Max Bustos (Montpellier), G Camacho (Exeter), M Carizza (Racing Metro), S Cordero (Regatas de Bella Vista), A Creevy (Montepellier), T Cubelli (Belgrano), T De la Vega (Cuba), J A Farias Cabello (Tucumán), J M Fernandez Lobbe (Toulon), S Fernandez (Montpellier), F Gomez Kodela (Biarritz), JC Guillemain (Stade Francais), E Guinazu (Libre), J M Hernandez (Racing Metro), J Imhoff (Racing Metro), M Landajo (CASI), JM Leguizamon (Lyon), T Leonardi (SIC), N Lobo (Montpellier), M Montero (Pucará), B Postoglioni (La Plata RC), F Sanchez (Bordeaux Begles), L Senatore (Gimnasia y Esgrima), G Tiesi (SIC), J Tuculet (Grenoble), T Vallejos (Scarlets), N Vergallo (Toulouse).

© Irish Examiner Ltd. All rights reserved

Email Updates

Receive our lunchtime briefing straight to your inbox

More in this Section

Journey only just beginning for Munster

Peter Jackson: ‘Quiet Man’ Mark McCall putting down marker for Irish coaches

Rassie Erasmus can use Sarries template for way forward

Rassie Erasmus allays Munster fears with vow to stay


Breaking Stories

Serena Williams hits back at Ilie Nastase: Does my sassiness upset you?

Newcastle confirm Premier League status with win over Preston

Two Irish players on shortlist for European Player of the Year

Tony Adams to offer contracts to Nigel Reo-Coker and Kieran Richardson

Lifestyle

Speaking up on mental health to challenge the stigma of schizophrenia

Prine Harry opens up about pain following his mother's death

Vandalism of landscape and natural history

5 things to do this week

More From The Irish Examiner