Leguizamon named Pumas captain

Date published: November 4 2013

Argentina coach Daniel Hourcade has appointed Juan Manuel Leguizamon as captain for the Pumas' November tour.

New Argentina coach Daniel Hourcade has appointed Juan Manuel Leguizamon as captain for the Pumas' November tour to England, Wales and Italy.

The 30-year-old Lyon loose forward, who is a veteran of 52 Tests for his country, takes over from Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe, who has been ruled out of the tour due to a fractured elbow.

“I am very pleased that I have to been given this responsibility and I do my very best,” said Leguizamón, who made his international debut against Japan in 2005.

“We have three very difficult games and we must put in a maximum amount of work each week to tackle them as best we can.

“Undoubtedly, this appointment is an honour for me as a player and I will seek to continue contributing my bit to help this team to continue to grow, as I have always done.”

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