Argentina call up replacement

(Rugby News Service) Monday 15 October 2007
 
Argentina call up replacement
Injured: Mario Ledesma Arocena has all but ruled himself out of the bronze final

PARIS, 15 October –  Eusebio Guinazu has been called up to replace injured Argentina hooker Mario Ledesma Arocena, pending RWCL confirmation.

Ledesma Arocena suffered an adductor injury in the semi-final defeat by South Africa on Sunday and has all but ruled himself out of Friday's bronze medal final against France.

Guinazu was part of coach Marcelo Loffreda's squad in the lead-up to the tournament. The 114kg, 1.81m Agen prop has played 12 Tests for the Pumas and scored one try since his debut against Paraguay in 2003.

He was expected to rejoin his team-mates on Monday night.

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