Marcelo Loffreda has named the same team that beat Scotland for the Pumas World Cup semi-final against South Africa on Sunday 14 October at the Stade de France, Paris with a 2000 BST KO. The Pumas had several injury concerns but Juan Martin Hernandez, Felipe Contepomi, Ignacio Corleto and captain Agustin Pichot have been passed fit.
This is a first for Argentina and for a team outside the so called top tier to reach the last four. The only down side is they have played the Springboks on eleven occasions and lost all. However they have been the form team in this competition!
Argentina Team V South Africa
Backs: Corleto, Borges, M Contepomi, Contepomi, Agulla, Martin Hernandez, Pichot (capt)
Forwards: Roncero, Ledesma, Scelzo, CI Fernandez Lobbe, Albacete, Ostiglia, JM Fernandez Lobbe, Longo Elia.
Replacements: Basualdo, Hasan, Kairelis, Leguizamon, Fernandez Miranda, Todeschini, Tiesi.