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Leguizamón to lead Pumas

Mon, 04 Nov 2013 16:51
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This appointment is an honour
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Loose forward Juan Manuel Leguizamón will captain the Pumas in their November internationals against England, Wales and Italy.

New Argentina coach Daniel Hourcade has backed the 30-year-old to stand in for regular skipper Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe, who has been ruled out of the end-of-year tour due to a fractured elbow.  

"I am very pleased that I have to been given this responsibility and I [will] do my very best," said Leguizamón.

"We have three very difficult games and we must put in a maximum amount of work each week to tackle them as best we can.

"Undoubtedly, this appointment is an honour for me as a player and I will seek to continue contributing my bit to help this team to continue to grow, as I have always done."

Argentina kick-off their tour with a tough assignment against England at Twickenham on Saturday.

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