Argentina name squad for England, Baabaas

Argentina coach Santiago Phelan has named a 30-strong pre-selection squad for upcoming Tests against England and the French Barbarians.

The Pumas squad, which has two new faces in Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino and Gonzalo Camacho, play England at Old Trafford in Manchester on June 6 before hosting the the return match in Salta, northern Argentina a week later.

On June 20 Argentina will then host the French Barbarians in Buenos Aires at the stadium of football side Velez Sarsfield.

Before each match Phelan will announce a squad of 22 players.

The Barbarians is an invitational side composed mainly of home-grown players but with ‘invited’ players from other countries.


Forwards: Alejandro Abadie (Capitolina/ITA), Patricio Albacete (Stade Toulouse/FRA), Marcos Ayerza (Leicester/ENG), Manuel Carizza (Biarritz/FRA), Juan Fernandez Lobbe (Sale/ENG), Genario Fessia (Cordoba Athletic), Galindo Alvaro (Racing Metro/FRA), Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino (Pucara), Eusebio Guinazu (Agen/FRA), Mario Ledesma (Clermont/FRA), Juan Manuel Leguizamon (Stade Francais/FRA), Esteban Lozada (Toulon/FRA), Juan Pablo Orlandi (Rovigo/ITA), Rodrigo Roncero (Stade Francais/FRA), Martin Scelzo (Clermont/FRA), Alvaro Tejeda (Parma/ITA), Alberto Vernet Basualdo (Stade Toulouse/FRA)

Backs: Miguel Avramovic (Montauban/FRA), Gonzalo Camacho (Buenos Aires CRC), Rafael Carballo (Castres/FRA), Horacio Agulla (Brive/FRA), Lucas Borges (Dax/FRA), Santiago Fernandez (Hindu), Agustin Figuerola (CASI), Juan Martin Hernandez (Stade Francais/FRA), Francisco Leonelli (Saracens/ENG), Federico Martin Aramburu (Dax/FRA), Gonzalo Tiesi (Harlequins/ENG), Nicolas Vergallo (Dax/FRA)


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