Strong Jaguares for SA trip

The Jaguares have named a powerful 34-man squad for their South African tour, with the Argentine side set to face the Stormers in a Super Rugby friendly this Saturday.

After playing at Newlands, the Jaguares will then take on the Lions in Johannesburg for one final warm-up match before opening their Super Rugby campaign against the Cheetahs on 26 February.

A number of World Cup stars have been named in the squad, including the likes of Nicolás Sánchez, Santiago Cordero, Agustín Creevy and Pablo Matera.

'It is a great challenge that lies ahead,' Jaguares coach Raul Perez said. 'The two friendlies against the Stormers and Lions will be a true test. We will be looking to give all 34 players a chance against the Stormers and Lions before that match against the Cheetahs.'

Jaguares squad: Matias Alemanno, Felipe Arregui, Gabriel Ascarate, Rodrigo Baez, Cristian Bartolini, Gonzalo Bertranou, Emiliano Boffelli, Thomas Carrió, Santiago Cordero, Agustín Creevy, Jerónimo De la Fuente, Felipe Ezcurra, Santiago García Botta, Santiago González Iglesias, Ramiro Herrera, Santiago Iglesias Valdez, Facundo Isa, Martin Landajo, Ignacio Larrague, Thomas Lavanini, Juan Manuel Leguizamón, Thomas Lezana, Pablo Matera, Julian Montoya, Matías Moroni, Ramiro Moyano, Lucas Noguera, Matías Orlando, Javier Ortega Desio, Guido Petti, Nicolás Sánchez, Leonardo Senatore, Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, Joaquín Tuculet.

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