Herrera makes Argentina World Cup squad

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Ramiro Herrera has been included in Argentina's final 31-man squad for the Rugby World Cup despite his ongoing recovery from injury.

The tighthead prop underwent surgery after sustaining a knee injury against Australia in the Rugby Championship last month.

However, head coach Daniel Hourcade has included the Castres man in squad that features no real surprises.

Seven players from Argentina's Rugby Championship party miss out, with Racing Metro lock Manuel Carizza and injured Saracens prop Juan Figallo among those excluded.

Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe, Juan Martin Hernandez, Horacio Agulla, Marcos Ayerza and Juan Manuel Leguizamon are set to play in their third World Cup, while 19 players will experience the showpiece for the first time.

Argentina will travel to England to play Leicester Tigers on September 5, before spending a week in Portugal as part of their preparations for the tournament.

The Pumas are in Group C at the World Cup, alongside world champions New Zealand, Georgia, Namibia and Tonga.

 

Squad in full:

Forwards: Matias Alemanno, Marcos Ayerza, Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, Agustin Creevy, Matias Diaz, Ramiro Herrera, Facundo Isa, Tomas Lavanini, Juan Manuel Leguizamon, Juan Fernandez Lobbe, Pablo Matera, Julian Montoya, Javier Ortega, Lucas Noguera Paz, Guido Petti, Leonardo Senatore.

Backs: Horacio Agulla, Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino, Marcelo Bosch, Santiago Cordero, Tomas Cubelli, Jeronimo de la Fuente, Juan Martin Hernandez, Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias, Juan Imhoff, Martin Landajo, Matias Moroni, Nicolas Sanchez, Juan Pablo Socino, Joaquin Tuculet.