World Cup latest – Hernandez misses Pumas camp

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Hernandez misses Pumas camp – Flyhalf Juan Martin Hernandez is recovering from a knee injury and will miss Argentina’s World Cup preparation camp,

Having undergone knee surgery, Hernandez will rest up at his French club Racing Metro instead of joining the Pumas squad. While he will miss the preparations, he is expected to link up with the team in time for the tournament itself.

‘Later on we’ll evaluate along with the medical staff how his recuperation is progressing to see if he is fit to be called up,’ coach Santiago Phelan said.

The Pumas have a warm-up against a South America XV on 6 August and a Test match against Wales in Cardiff on 20 August. The group of 39 will be trimmed to 30 by that point.

Argentina squad:
Forwards: Juan Fernandez Lobbe (Toulon), Juan Manuel Leguizamon (Lyon), Genaro Fessia (Cordoba Athletic), Leonardo Senatore (Gimnasia Rosario), Alejandro Campos (Agen), Alvaro Galindo (Racing Metro), Patricio Albacete (Toulouse), Manuel Carizza (Biarritz), Julio Farias Cabello (Tucuman RC), Mariano Galarza (unattached), Santiago Guzman (Tucuman RC), Tomas Vallejos (Harlequins), Marcos Ayerza (Leicester Tigers), Agustin Creevy (Montpellier), Juan Figallo (Montpellier), Eusebio Guinazu (Biarritz), Andres Bordoy (Pau), Maximiliano Bustos (Montpellier), Mario Ledesma (Clermont), Rodrigo Roncero (Stade Francais), Martin Scelzo (Agen)
Backs: Martin Rodriguez (Stade Francais), Horacio Agulla (Leicester Tigers), Juan Jose Imhoff (Duendes), Gonzalo Camacho (Exeter), Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino (Montpellier), Agustin Gosio (Newman), Lucas Borges (Pucara), Martin Bustos Moyano (Montpellier), Gabriel Azcarate (Natacion y Gimnasia), Rafael Carballo (Bordeaux), Gonzalo Tiesi (Stade Francais), Santiago Fernandez (Montpellier), Marcelo Bosch (Biarritz), Felipe Contepomi (Stade Francais, captain), Nicolas Sanchez (Tucuman Lawn Tennis), Agustin Figuerola (Brive), Alfredo Lalanne (London Irish), Nicolas Vergallo (Toulouse)