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29th October 2013 17:20


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Called up: Santiago Cordero

New Argentina coach Daniel Hourcad has named a 31-man squad for his team's November tour to England, Wales and Italy.

There is just one uncapped player in the squad, in the form of Sevens sensation Santiago Cordero.

The full-back/wing was star of the Argentina U20 side that finished fourth at the Junior World Championships in 2012 and was a surprise inclusion in last year's November tour squad although he did not get any game time.

Also featured is Montpellier prop Maximiliano Bustos, who has been called up to replaced injured club team-mate Juan Figallo.

University of Tucumán players Santiago Iglesias (who captained the Jaguars to the Americas Cup) and Javier Rojas will go on their first overseas tour with the national side.

Group is just 31 players large due to the absence of injured skipper Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe, who is facing four months on the sidelines after fracturing his elbow on duty for Toulon.

Hourcade will be joined on tour by assistant coach Pablo Bouza, video analyst Germán Fernández and forwards coach Raul Perez.

Argentina face England at Twickenham on November 9, Wales in Cardiff a week later before ended with a clash against arch-rivals Italy at the Olympic Stadium in Rome.

Argentina squad: Horacio Agulla, Patricio Albacete, Gabriel Ascárate, Marcos Ayerza, Marcelo Bosch, Maximiliano Bustos, Manuel Carizza, Santiago Cordero, Agustín Creevy, Tomás Cubelli, Matías Díaz, Julio Farías Cabello, Santiago Fernández, Mariano Galarza, Lucas González Amorosino, Santiago Iglesias, Juan José Imhoff, Juan Martín Hernández, Martín Landajo, Tomás Lavanini, Juan Manuel Leguizamón, Nahuel Lobo, Benjamín Macome, Pablo Matera, Juan Pablo Orlandi, Nicolás Sánchez, Leonardo Senatore, Gonzalo Tiesi, Joaquín Tuculet.

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