Ayerza out of World Cup

Date published: October 30 2015

Argentina loosehead prop Marcos Ayerza will miss the Bronze Medal play-off match against South Africa following an injury.

According to a release sent by the Union Argentina de Rugby, the prop suffered a grade one hamstring tear in his right leg. This was confirmed by team doctor Guillermo Botto during training.

He will be replaced by in the starting XV by Juan Figallo, while Santiago Garcia Botta is being flown in from Argentina to serve as cover on the bench.

Ayerza has been in devastating form in the scrum for los Pumas at the World Cup and will be sorely missed by the front-row on Friday.