Bernie To Face Scots

Glasgow Warriors full-back Bernie Stortoni will play for Argentina against Scotland in Saturday's opening Test in Rosario. Stortoni was named tonight in a team that will be captained by his fellow Magners League ambassador, Leinster's Felipe Contepomi.

Glasgow Warriors full-back Bernie Stortoni will play for Argentina against Scotland in Saturday's opening Test in Rosario.

Stortoni was named tonight in a team that will be captained by his fellow Magners League ambassador, Leinster's Felipe Contepomi.

Though Argentina are missing many of the players that became household names during last year's World Cup, they are still able to draw on a nucleus of experienced performers from European leagues, none more so than in the back five of their pack.

The Pumas, playing their first game since their third place finish in the global showpiece, have been based in Rosario since Monday and have spoken at length about the respect they have for the Scotland team.

Scotland trained in Buenos Aires today. The only absentee from their practice was Gloucester prop Alasdair Dickinson, who rested a bump to knee as a precaution, but who fully intended to undertake a gym session this afternoon. Dickinson is expected to resume rugby drills at Scotland's next training session on Friday and is available for selection.

The Scotland team will be announced at 3pm UK time tomorrow afternoon and first news and reaction will be found on www.scottishrugby.org

Argentina team: Bernardo Stortoni (Glasgow Warriors); Jose Maria Nunez Piossek (Huirapuca), Gonzalo Tiesi (Harlequins), Felipe Contepomi (Leinster) CAPTAIN, Thomas De Vedia (London Irish); Federico Todeschini (Montpelier), Nicolas Vergalo (Jockey Club Rosario); Marcos Ayerza (Leicester Tigers), Alvaro Tejeda (Overmach Parma), Santiago Gonzalez Bonorino (Capitolina), Ignacio Fernandez Lobbe (Sale Sharks), Esteban Lozada (Toulouse), Martin Durand (Champagnat), Juan Manuel Leguizamon (London Irish), Juan Fernandez Lobbe (Northampton Saints). Substitutes: Pablo Gambarini (CASI), Juan Gomez (Leinster) James Stuart (CASI), Alejandro Campos (Pueyrredon) Alfredo Lalanne (SIC), Santiago Fernandez , Hernan Senillosa (both Hindu).