Agustin Creevy returns to Argentina squad for series against Scotland

Agustin Creevy last played for Argentina in 2019 World Cup
Agustin Creevy last played for Argentina in 2019 World Cup
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Agustin Creevy makes a comeback as Argentina head coach Michael Cheika has unveiled a 33-man squad for the home Test series against Scotland.

Creevy last played for the Pumas during the 2019 World Cup but has been handed a lifeline after impressive performance for London Irish in the ongoing season that saw him score 18 tries from 25 games.

The squad also contains two uncapped players in Velez Bazan and Ignacio Ruiz.

“I’m very satisfied with our first squad for the Los Pumas season,” said Cheika.

“There was great competition for each of the positions and in our discussions about each player selection, we have taken into account both the series of matches with Scotland and the long-term plans towards the 2023 World Cup.

“With this goal in mind, the designation we made of players to put together the Argentina XV squad for the tour of Europe is also very important for us.

“All this will give us the opportunity to see the 60 best players in Argentina playing at a high level. What is also valuable for everyone is that we will be able to see the Los Pumas jersey again on Argentine grounds after almost three years.”

The three-game Test series between Argentina and Scotland will be played on 2nd, 9th and 16th July,

Argentina squad:

Matías Alemanno, Lautaro Bazán Vélez, Emiliano Boffelli, Rodrigo Bruni, Santiago Carreras, Santiago Chocobares, Lucio Cinti, Santiago Cordero, Agustín Creevy, Tomás Cubelli, Jerónimo De La Fuente, Bautista Delguy, Thomas Gallo, Gonzalo García, Francisco Gómez Kodela, Juan Martín González, Santiago Grondona, Juan Imhoff, Facundo Isa, Marcos Kremer, Tomás Lavanini, Juan Cruz Mallía, Pablo Matera, Julián Montoya (captain), Matías Orlando, Lucas Paulos, Guido Petti, Ignacio Ruiz, Nicolás Sánchez, Joel Sclavi, Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, Benjamín Urdapilleta, Mayco Vivas.