Argentina have announced a 24-man squad to face the French Barbarians on March 3 at Biarritz’s Stade d’Aguilera stadium.
The clash will be the last match for the Pumas before the two games with Ireland on May 26 and June 2 and against Italy on June 9, and is sure to be keenly contested as the majority of the squad ply their trade in France.
Argentina beat Northampton Saints 40-17 and Leicester Tigers 41-21 earlier on this month and Pumas head coach Marcelo Loffreda will use the encounters to fine-tune his team for the upcoming World Cup in France.
Argentina squad to face the French Barbarians on March 3:
Manuel Carizza, Martin Gaitan (Biarritz), Augusto Petrilli (CSBJ Rugby), Horacio Agulla, Hernan Senillosa, Nicolas Fernandez Miranda (Hindu), Felipe Contepomi (Leinster), Martin Durand (Montpellier Herault), Federico Serra (SIC), Lucas Ostiglia (Agen), Lucas Borges, Ignacio Corleto, Juan Martin Hernandez, Agustin Pichot, Rodrigo Roncero (Stade Francais), Patricio Albacete, Omar Hasan (Stade Toulousian), Rimas Alvarez (Perpignan), Manuel Contepomi (Rovigo), Martin Gaitan (Biarritz Olympique Pays Basque), Pablo Henn (Mountauban), Martin Scelzo, Mario Ledesma, Fonzalo Longo (Clermont Auvergne), Alberto Vernet Basualdo (Alumni).