Quick links: Rugby Video | Six Nations Rugby | Premiership Rugby | LV= Cup | Rugby Championship | Heineken Cup Rugby | Pro 12 Rugby | Super Rugby | Currie Cup Rugby | Rugby World Cup
 
 
 

Argentina confirm squad for Rugby Championship


Felipe Contepomi has been included in the Pumas Rugby Championship squad

Email Article | | Print Article | Click here for a free $150 Bet

Article Published: Wednesday 26 June 2013


Argentina coach Santiago Phelan has named a thirty man squad that will contest the Rugby Championship that includes Felipe Contepomi and Gonzalo Tiesi.

Contepomi captained Argentina in their two test series loss against England earlier this month.

Coach Phelan has added seven players from the June squad and two players from the young Argentina team who finished sixth at the Junior World Cup in France on the weekend.

Phelan has a mix of experience and youth and the senior players include back row forward Julio Farias Cabello and centre Gonzalo Tiesi, who captained Argentina in their 29-18 win over Georgia on Saturday.

The Pumas squad will fly to Pensacola, Florida USA for a fortnight of physical training at a specialist centre that they have used since 2007 when they finished third in the Rugby World Cup held in France.

The technical and tactical preparations step up from July the 15th and in August they will play two warm up matches against New South Wales Barbarians at undecided venues and dates.

Argentina squad

Horacio Agulla , Patricio Albacete , Ivan Marcos Ayerza , Marcelo Bosch , Oscar Gonzalo Camacho , Manuel Carizza , Felipe Contepomi , Agustín Creevy , Thomas Cubelli , Matías Díaz , July Farias Cabello , Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe , Santiago Fernández , Juan Figallo , Mariano Galarza , Lucas González Amorosino , Eusebio Guiñazú , Juan Martin Hernandez , Juan Jose Imhoff , Martin Landajo , Juan Manuel Leguizamón , Nahuel Lobo , Benjamin Macome , Paul Matera , Juan Pablo Orlandi , Martin Rodriguez , Federico Nicolás Sánchez , Vicente Leonardo Senatore , Gonzalo Tiesi , Joaquin Tuculet.

 
 
Rugby Championship Standings
Nation Games Points    
P W L D PF PA PD BP Ttl
1. New Zealand 6 6 0 0 202 115 87 3 28
2. South Africa 6 4 2 0 203 117 86 2 19
3. Australia 6 2 4 0 133 170 -37 1 9
4. Argentina 6 0 6 0 88 224 -136 2 2
                     
Updated each Monday in order to verify with officials
 
Rugby Championship Video Highlights