Chris Cusiter has all but ruled himself out of at least the first test due to his wobbly knee, in stating he expects not be able to train fully till later in the week. Robbo had earlier said he would need to be training by today to be considered for inclusion. Argentina’s squad contains a number of familiar faces but reassuringly still no Juan Martin Hernandez, who seems to have been in hiding since about 2007.
Forwards: Patricio Albacete (Toulouse), Marcos Ayerza (Leicester), Alejandro Campos (Montauban), Manuel Carizza (Biarritz), Agustin Creevy (San Luis), Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe (Toulon), Genaro Fessia (Cordoba Athletic), Juan Figallo (Montpellier), Mariano Galarza (Universitario de La Plata), Mario Ledesma (Clermont), Juan Manuel Leguizamon (Stade Francais), Rodrigo Roncero (Stade Francais), Martin Scelzo (Clermont).
Backs: Horacio Agulla (Brive), Lucas Borges (Albi), Felipe Contepomi (Toulon), Santiago Fernandez (Hindu), Agustin Figuerola (CASI), Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino (Leicester), Alfredo Lalanne (London Irish), Ignacio Mieres (Stade Francais), Martin Rodriguez (Atletico del Rosario), Gonzalo Tiesi (Harlequins).
Full team news later in the week.
Don’t forget it is live on the telly, Saturday 12th June. This should potentially be a great audience pull for the Beeb north of the border given that it lines up against coverage of England vs USA in the round ball game, but sadly more people will probably want to watch ITV1 – and shout at their TVs about how they don’t care about 1966 and stop being so biased whilst drinking Tennents and wearing their ABE shirts etc – than watch BBC2 Scotland (free from jingoistic adverts) and support their countrymen (and Dan Parks) doing something positive.
Trust me, you’ll still get a chance to shout at the TV.