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Scrum-half Alfredo Lalanne drops out Argentina squad

Argentina and London Irish scrum-half Alfredo Lalanne
Alfredo Lalanne played most the first Test against Scotland

Argentina have made three changes to their squad ahead of Saturday's second Test against Scotland in Mar del Plata.

Scotland won Saturday's first Test 26-14 in Tucuman.

Beagles Bordeaux winger Rafael Carballo, Tucuman RC second rower Santiago Guzman and Dax scrum-half Nicolas Vergallo join the squad.

London Irish scrum-half Alfredo Lalanne, Montpellier prop Juan Figallo and Universitario La Plata second rower Mariano Galarza drop out.

Lalanne played most of the first Test as Argentina suffered their first-ever defeat at the Estadio Monumental Jose Fierro in Tucaman.

We have many aspects of the game to improve, such as discipline and the number of penalties we gave away

Argentina head coach Santiago Phelan

Galarza was an unused substitute, while Figallo did not feature at all.

And Argentina head coach Santiago Phelan has warned his players that they will have to improve dramatically to avoid back-to-back defeats.

"We have many aspects of the game to improve, such as discipline and the number of penalties we gave away," he said.

"However, we had some good movements in the first half, we took the initiative and scored two tries.

"Anyway, we failed to keep possession and we were tired from defending too much."

Scotland coach Andy Robinson's line-up for the second Test at the Estadio Jose Maria Minella is expected to be revealed on Wednesday.


Argentina squad: Horacio Agulla (Leicester), Lucas Borges (Albi), Rafael Carballo (Beagles Bordeaux), Felipe Contepomi (Toulon), Santiago Fernandez (Montpellier), Agustin Figuerola (CASI), Lucas Gonzalez-Amorosino (Leicester), Ignacio Mieres (Stade Francais), Martin Rodriguez (Stade Francais), Gonzalo Tiesi (Stade Francais); Patricio Albacete (Stade Toulousian), Marcos Ayerza (Leicester), Alejandro Campos (Montauban), Manuel Carizza (Biarritz Olympique), Agustin Creevy (San Luis), Juan Fernandez-Lobbe (Toulon), Genaro Fessia (Cordoba Athletic), Mario Ledesma (Clermont), Juan-Manuel Leguizamon (Stade Francais), Rodrigo Roncero (Stade Francais), Martin Scelzo (Clermont), Santiago Guzman (Tucuman RC), Nicolas Vergallo (Dax).



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