Tiese gets Puma recall

Wed, 24 Oct 2012 10:05
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Veteran midfielder Gonzalo Tiesi has been recalled to the Argentinean squad for their year-end tour of Europe.

Veteran midfielder Gonzalo Tiesi has been recalled to the Argentinean squad for their year-end tour of Europe.

The 27-year-old centre won the last of his 29 caps against England at the 2011 World Cup, but his campaign was cruelly cut short by injury.

As a result he also missed the inaugural Rugby Championship.

However, he has been rewarded for his fine form for San Isidro Club with a place in the tour party.

Tiesi played for a number of European outfits - including Harlequins, London Irish  and Stade Francais - before he returned to Argentina, where he is a member of the San Isidro club.

Argentina, who will play Wales (November 10), France (November 17) and Ireland (November 24), will be without the retired Rodrigo Roncero and the injured Martin Rodriguez.

Coach Santiago Phelan said: "We face the challenge of three more demanding matches, on tour playing as visitors.

"We have to keep growing as we did in the Rugby Championship albeit against other rivals... and I'm keen to do it well.

"The squad is a combination of those who featured in the Rugby Championship and a group of young players. The main idea is to have some continuity from the Rugby Championship, but also not use more than two players from each European club."

The squad to face Wales in Cardiff will gather on Sunday November 4.

Argentina: Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe (Toulon, captain), Leonardo Senatore (Gimnasia Rosario), Juan Manuel Leguizamon (Lyon), Tomas Leonardi (SIC), Julio Farias Cabello (Tucuman), Tomas de la Vega (CUBA), Patricio Albacete (Toulouse), Manuel Carizza (Jockey Club Rosario), Marcos Ayerza (Leicester Tigers), Agustin Creevy (Montpellier), Juan Figallo (Montpellier), Eusebio Guinazu (unaffiliated), Bruno Postiglioni (La Plata), Francisco Gomez Codela (Biarritz), Martin Moyano Bustos (Montpellier), Maximilano Bustos (Montpellier), Joaquin Tuculet (Grenoble), Santiago Cordero (Regatas Bella Vista), Horacio Agulla (Bath), Juan Jose Imhoff (Racing Metro), Manuel Montero (Pucara), Gonzalo Camacho (Exeter), Marcelo Bosch (Biarritz), Gonzalo Tiesi (SIC), Juan Martin Hernandez (Racing Metro), Nicolas Sanchez (Bordeaux-Begles), Nicolas Vergallo (Toulouse), Martin Landajo (CASI), Tomas Cubelli (Belgrano Athletic), Rafael Carballo (Bordeaux), Santiago Fernandez (Montpellier), Agustin Figuerola (Libre), Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino (Montpellier), Alvaro Galindo (Racing Metro), Juan Cruz Guillemain (Stade Francais), Nahuel Lobo (Montpellier), Esteban Lozada (Agen), Juan Pablo Orlandi (Racing Metro), Tomas Vallejos (Scarlets)