Thursday, September 20, 2007

Pumas Captain PICHOT Returns

Pumas captain and scrum-half Agustin PICHOT, who missed last week's 33-3 win over Georgia, returns from injury just in time for the match against Namibia which will take place in Marseille. His name was included in the in starting 15, named by coach Marcelo LOFFREDA in Lyon.

Felipe CONTEPOMI, who played at centre in the victories over hosts France and Georgia, will play in his usual position at fly half as he does for his club Leinster, due to the absent of injured Juan Martin HERNANDEZ

Also recovered from injury are reserve fly-half Federico TODESCHINI and he will start from the bench. His recovery was crucial in LOFFREDA's decision on whether to decide to send him and call up a squad replacement

Other notable returnees were lock Ignacio Fernandez LOBBE and number eight Gonzalo LONGO. LOBBE, concussed in the 17-12 upset against France, returns to the second row while LONGO start from the bench.

Juan Manuel LEGUIZAMON will resume his duty in the middle of the back row of the starting position.

LOFFREDA has also decided to include Hooker Mario LEDESMA in the bench, though he is still nursing a minor injury from the Georgia match.

Starting 15 :

1-Rodrigo RONCERO
2-Alberto Vernet BASUALDO
3-Omar HASAN
4-Ignacio Fernandez LOBBE
5-Patricio ALBACETE
7-Juan Fernandez LOBBE
8-Juan Manuel LEGUIZAMON
9-Agustin PICHOT (captain)
11-Horacio AGULLA
13-Gonzalo TIESI
15-Ignacio CORLETO

Replacements :

16-Mario LEDESMA
17-Martin SCELZO
18-Rimas ALVAREZ
19-Gonzalo LONGO
20-Nicolas Fernandez MIRANDA
21-Federico TODESCHINI

22-Federico SERRA

1 comment:

John said...

Despite winning 25-3, neither did France or Ireland got the bonus point.

A win against the Namibians will most certainly ensure our place in the quarter-finals