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Argentina Announce Squad For First Test

Argentina Announce Squad For First Test

Felipe Contepomi is set to face some of his Leinster team-mates later this month, having been named in the Argentinian squad for the first Test against Ireland in Sante Fe on Saturday, May 26.

Argentina coach Marcelo Loffreda has picked his 22-man squad for the first of two Test matches against Ireland in the coming weeks, whittling his selection down from an initial 45 players.

The first Test takes place on Saturday, May 26 at Santa Fe’s Brigadier Estanislao Lopez stadium and the second at the Jose Amalfitani stadium in Buenos Aires a week later. Both games will kick off at 4.10pm local time (8.10pm Irish time).

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The Pumas, who will also clash with Ireland at the World Cup, had a third summer Test against Italy in Mendoza on Saturday, June 9.

ARGENTINA Squad (first Test v Ireland, May 26): Miguel Avramovic (Worcester Warriors), Marcos Ivan Ayerza (Leicester Tigers), Pablo Bouza (Leeds), Felipe Contepomi (Leinster), Gaston De Robertis (Biarritz), Tomas De Vedia (Saracens), Martin Durand (Montpellier), Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe (Sale Sharks), Juan de la Cruz Fernandez Miranda (Hindu), Genaro Fessia (Cordoba Athletic), Pablo Gambarini, Esteban Lozada, James Stuart (all CASI), Santiago Gonzalez Bonorino (Capitolina), Juan Manuel Leguizamon (London Irish), Francisco Javier Leonelli Morey (Glasgow Warrios), Lucio Lopez Fleming (Edinburgh Gunners), Hernan Senillosa (Hindu), Federico Serra Miras (SIC), Bernardo Stortoni (Bristol), Nicolas Vergallo (Jockey Club Rosario), Alberto Vernet Basualdo (Alumni).