Argentina name side for Uruguay clash

Date published: July 29 2015

Argentina have named their team to face Uruguay in a pre-World Cup friendly on Montevideo on Saturday.

The Argentina XV, coached by former Pumas star Felipe Contepomi and Ricardo Lefort, features mostly second-string players as the senior national team are preparing for next week's Rugby Championship Test against South Africa in Durban.

The game is aimed at preparing Los Teros for the World Cup in England as well as testing Argentina's depth.

"This game represents an excellent opportunity for each of the players, as they will face a high level match against a team preparing to contest the World Cup," said coach Contepomi. 

"The Argentina is XV a developing team, which will consist of some players of the Pumas who will not travel to South Africa, others who participated in the Nations Cup and various Pumitas (U/20s).

"We're looking to compete as best we can against Uruguay and the players will be able to continue their development with the aim of being selected for the senior side.'

"I think Uruguay will be a very tough opponent, because they are a team in the final stages of their preparation for the World Cup in England. It is welcome challenge for our team."

Argentina XV 15 Axel Müller Marista, 14 Ramiro Moyano, 13 Román Miralles, 12 Domingo Miotti, 11 Ignacio Larrague, 10 Santiago Iglesias Valdéz, 9 Tomás Granella, 8 Santiago García Botta, 7 Ignacio Calas, 6 Gonzalo Bertranou, 5 Cristian Bartoloni, 4 Patricio Baronio, 3 Tomás Baravalle, 2 Rodrigo Báez, 1 Lisandro Ahualli de Chazal,
Replacements: 16 Juan León Novillo, 17 Matías Orlando, 18 Aníbal Panceyra Garrido, 19 Gonzalo Paulín, 20 Joaquín Paz, 21 Guido Randisi, 22 Vito Scaglione, 23 Roberto Tejerizo,
Date: Saturday, August 1
Venue: Estadio Charrúa, Montevideo.
Kick-off:  15.30 Local (18.30 GMT