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Contepomi & Leguizamon start for Pumas against Scotland

Venue: Tucuman Date: Saturday, 12 June Kick-off: 1945 BST
Coverage: Live on BBC Two Scotland, BBC Sport website, via the red button and BBC Radio Scotland

Felipe Contepomi in acton for Toulon
Contepomi has returned to action with French side Toulon

Felipe Contepomi and Juan Manuel Leguizamon have been recalled to Argentina's starting XV to play Scotland in Tucuman on Saturday.

Fly-half Contepomi, 32 and capped 65 times, has not played for the Pumas since 2008 after tearing the cruciate ligaments in his left knee in May 2009.

Contepomi has also been chosen to skipper the side.

The 31-times capped back-row forward Leguizamon missed November's UK tour because of a knee injury.

Meanwhile, number eight Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe is relishing the prospect of playing in front of a sold-out Estadio Monumental Jose Fierro.

"This is my first time in Tucuman and I've felt the people's love since we arrived at the airport," said the Toulon star.

"We are anxiously looking forward to the Scotland match on Saturday. We've prepared ourselves very well in the physical aspects and worked a lot on technical points.

"I think we are in good form and we'll get to the match day in good condition."

Argentina play a second Test against Scotland in Mar del Plata a week later before facing Six Nations Grand Slam champions France in Buenos Aires on 26 June.

Argentina XV to face Scotland: M Rodriguez-Gurruchaga; L Borges, G Tiesi, S Fernandez, H Agulla; F Contepomi (captain), A Lalanne; R Roncero, M Ledesma, M Scelzo, M Carizza, P Albacete, G Fessia, JM Leguizamon, JM Fernandez Lobbe.
A Creevy, M Ayerza, M Galarza, A Campos, A Figuerola, I Mieres, L Gonzalez-Amorosino.

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