Coach Mario Ledesma has called on Argentina's overseas-based players to strengthen his squad. Photo: Peter Cziborra/Reuters

MENDOZA – Argentina have waived the rule for overseas-based players and have called on some of their 'foreign legion' to strengthen their squad for a Rugby Championship second-round match against South Africa in Mendoza this Saturday.

Argentina, who lost 34-21 to the Springboks in Durban on Saturday, have recalled a fit-again Jeronimo de la Fuente and have included Santiago Alvarez Fourcade and Santiago Carreras for the first time.

There is also a debut for hooker Facundo Bosch, who plays his rugby for Agen in France.

Argentina Squad: 

Matias Alemanno, Santiago Alvarez Fourcade, Gonzalo Bertranou, Emiliano Boffelli, Facundo Bosch, Rodrigo Bruni, Santiago Carreras, Agustin Creevy, Tomas Cubelli, Jeronimo De la Fuente, Bautista Delguy, Bautista Ezcurra, Juan Figallo, Diego Fortuny, Santiago Garcia Botta, Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias, Marcos Kremer, Martin Landajo, Tomas Lavanini, Tomas Lezana, Juan Cruz Mallia, Pablo Matera, Santiago Medrano, Matias Moroni, Ramiro Moyano, Javier Ortega Desio, Guido Petti, Nicolas Sanchez, Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, Juan Pablo Zeiss. 

African News Agency (ANA)

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