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Marcos goes head to head

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Tigers prop Marcos Ayerza will line up against five of his Leicester clubmates when Argentina face England in the Investec Challenge at Twickenham on Saturday.

The 23-year-old has been named at loosehead prop for Argentina - in direct opposition to Leicester and England tighthead Julian White. He will also come up against hooker George Chuter, lock Ben Kay and back-row duo Martin Corry and Lewis Moody.

"I am looking forward to facing them," said Ayerza who wins his ninth cap after featuring in eight of Tigers' matches this season since his move from South America. "We face England, Italy and France this autumn and they are three first-class teams, so we hope to improve for these international Tests."

Ayerza is one of six English-based players in Argentina's starting XV. The others are Sale Sharks brothers Juan and Ignacio Fernandez Lobbe, London Irish pair Gonzalo Tiesi and Juan Manuel Leguizamon, and Worcester's Miguel Avramovic.

Argentina (versus England, at Twickenham, Saturday):

15 Juan Martin Hernandez (Stade Francais)
14 Jose Nunez Piossek (Bayonne)
13 Miguel Avramovic (Worcester)
12 Gonzalo Tiesi (London Irish)
11 Pablo Gomez Cora (Lomas Athletic)
10 Felipe Contepomi (Leinster)
9 Agustin Pichot (Stade Francais, captain)

1 Marcos Ayerza (Leicester)
2 Mario Ledesma (Montferrand)
3 Omar Hasan (Toulouse)
4 Ignacio Fernandez Lobbe (Sale Sharks)
5 Patricio Albacete (Pau)
6 Juan Fernandez Lobbe (Sale)
7 Juan Manuel Leguizamon (London Irish)
8 Gonzalo Longo (Montferrand)


16 Albert Vernet Basualdo (Associacion Alumni)
17 Martin Scelzo (Montferrand)
18 Esteban Lozada (CASI)
19 Martin Schusterman (Leeds Tykes)
20 Nicolas Fernandez Miranda (Hindu)
21 Federico Todeschini (Montpellier)
22 Horacio Agulla (Hindu)