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Lobbe boost for Argentinian squad


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news on 29 Jul 2008 at 12:42
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Argentina received a significant boost by the news that veteran Sale forward Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe has released by his English club and will join the Pumas for their one-off Test against South Africa in Johannesburg next month.

The Springboks host the Pumas in the Nelson Mandela Tribute Test on August 9 – before the Boks continue with their Tri-Nations commitments.

Rugby 365 reports that Argentina head coach Santiago Phelan received clearance to select the 26-year-old back row forward, Lobbe, for the game that is part of Mandela’s 90th birthday celebrations.

Argentinian Rugby Union (UAR) spokesman Rafael Laria said: “The Union received a message from Sale Sharks and we can confirm Juan will travel to South Africa.”

There was another change to the Pumas squad, with Santiago Fernández, a player from Hindu Club in Argentina, had pulled out of the trip to South Africa as a result of a fracture of the foot, suffered in a local club game at the weekend.

His place will be taken by CUBA star Benjamín Urdapilleta, who represented Argentina in the Churchill Cup tournament earlier this year.

The Pumas will gather on Wednesday, before heading to South Africa.

Argentinarevised: Horacio Agulla, Patricio Albacete, Rimas Alvarez Kairelis, Miguel Avramovic, Lucas Borges, Raffael Carballo, Manuel Carizza, Felipe Contepomi, Martín Durand, Juan Fernandez Lobbe, Alvaro Galindo, Juan Francisco Gomez, Pablo Henn, Alfredo Lalanne, Pedro Ledesma Arocena, Mario Ledesma Arocena, Juan Manuel Leguizamon, Esteban Lozada, Federico Martin Aramburu, José María Nuñez Piossek, Rodrigo Roncero, Hernán Senillosa, Bernardo Mario Stortoni, Benjamín Urdapilleta, Nicolás Vergallo, Alberto Vernet Basualdo



11 Comments

  • GO BOKKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 1, posted at 29.07.08 12:47:54 by KSA Shark © Reply
    KSA Shark ©Head Coach
     
  • How many players of the WC semi are in the team? Too lazy to look it up myself. :neutral:

  • Comment 2, posted at 29.07.08 12:54:32 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply
    McLovinAssistant coach
     
  • @ra-cheltjie de’ be-er (Comment 2) :

    names are to long to be certain :oops:

  • Comment 3, posted at 29.07.08 12:57:24 by KSA Shark © Reply
    KSA Shark ©Head Coach
     
  • Here is the team that played the 3rd place play-off against France.

    Argentina:
    Starting XV: 15 Ignacio Corleto, 14 Federico Martin Aramburu, 13 Manuel Contepomi, 12 Felipe Contepomi, 11 Horacio Agulla, 10 Juan Martín Hernández, 9 Agustín Pichot (captain), 8 Gonzalo Longo Elía, 7 Juan Martín Fernandez Lobbe, 6 Martín Durand, 5 Patricio Albacete, 4 Rimas Álvarez Kairelis, 3 Omar Hasan Jalil, 2 Alberto Vernet Basualdo, 1 Rodrigo Roncero.
    Replacements: 16 Marcos Ayerza, 17 Eusebio Guiñazu, 18 Esteban Lozada, 19 Juan Manuel Leguizamón, 20 Nicolás Fernandez Miranda, 21 Federico Todeschini, 22 Hernán Senillosa

  • Comment 4, posted at 29.07.08 13:00:48 by KSA Shark © Reply
    KSA Shark ©Head Coach
     
  • Argentina team that played in the RWC Semi-Final against the Springboks

    Argentina:
    Starting XV: 1 Rodrigo Roncero, 2 Mario Ledesma Arocena, 3 Martín Scelzo, 4 Carlos Ignacio Fernandez Lobbe, 5 Patricio Albacete, 6 Lucas Ostiglia, 7 Juan Martín Fernandez Lobbe, 8 Gonzalo Longo Elía, 9 Agustín Pichot (c), 10 Juan Martín Hernández, 11 Horacio Agulla, 12 Felipe Contepomi, 13 Manuel Contepomi, 14 Lucas Borges, 15 Ignacio Corleto.
    Replacements: 16 Alberto Vernet Basualdo, 17 Omar Hasan Jalil, 18 Rimas Álvarez Kairelis, 19 Juan Manuel Leguizamón, 20 Nicolás Fernandez Miranda, 21 Federico Todeschini, 22 Gonzalo Tiesi.

  • Comment 5, posted at 29.07.08 13:03:31 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 5) :

    So then:

    Lucas Borges, Felipe Contepomi, Horacio Agulla, Rodrigo Roncero, Patricio Albacete & JM Fernandez Lobbe played in the RWC semi.

    Alberto Vernet Basualdo, Rimas Alvarez Kairelis, Juan Manuel Leguizamon were on the bench

  • Comment 6, posted at 29.07.08 13:05:08 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply
    McLovinAssistant coach
     
  • Players in bold are the WC Semi-Finalists that have made the trip.

    1 Rodrigo Roncero, 2 Mario Ledesma Arocena, 3 Martín Scelzo, 4 Carlos Ignacio Fernandez Lobbe, 5 Patricio Albacete, 6 Lucas Ostiglia, 7 Juan Martín Fernandez Lobbe, 8 Gonzalo Longo Elía, 9 Agustín Pichot (c), 10 Juan Martín Hernández, 11 Horacio Agulla, 12 Felipe Contepomi, 13 Manuel Contepomi, 14 Lucas Borges, 15 Ignacio Corleto.
    Replacements: 16 Alberto Vernet Basualdo, 17 Omar Hasan Jalil, 18 Rimas Álvarez Kairelis, 19 Juan Manuel Leguizamón, 20 Nicolás Fernandez Miranda, 21 Federico Todeschini, 22 Gonzalo Tiesi.

  • Comment 7, posted at 29.07.08 13:12:28 by KSA Shark © Reply
    KSA Shark ©Head Coach
     
  • @ra-cheltjie de’ be-er (Comment 6) :

    Close……..you only missed one :wink:

    7 players from the Starting XV and 3 from the bench.

    10 from the match 22 for the RWC Semi.

  • Comment 8, posted at 29.07.08 13:14:36 by KSA Shark © Reply
    KSA Shark ©Head Coach
     
  • Seems I missed Mario Ledesma Arocena.

  • Comment 9, posted at 29.07.08 13:16:26 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply
    McLovinAssistant coach
     
  • Man why did they bother putting the names in alphabetical order :shock:

    It seems more difficult to keep track of them with some being alphbetised (sp?) by 2nd name and some by 3rd. :oops:

  • Comment 10, posted at 29.07.08 13:20:02 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 1) :

    Yip KSA Shark: GO BOKKE!!!!!!
    Anyway it’s a very dangerous match for the Argentinians will have nothing to lose whereas we have everything to lose and much at stake.
    In the meantime Snor, still without a reasonable game plan, should try some experiments.
    I suppose he will pick Nokwe on the wing.
    And I hope he will try Franswa heelagter, Peter losskakel, Jaque senter, Fourie skrumskakel and Tendai loose-heah stut…

  • Comment 11, posted at 29.07.08 16:14:38 by H.O. Reply
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