Argentina v France, Buenos Aires, June 26
France lose Lauret for Pumas clash
June 21, 2010
France flanker Wenceslas Lauret takes on the South African defence, South Africa v France, Newlands, Cape Town, South Africa, June 12, 2010
Wenceslas Lauret will play no part in France's showdown with Argentina © Getty Images

France will tackle the Pumas in Buenos Aires on Saturday without flanker Wenceslas Lauret.

The Biarritz youngster, who made his Test debut in the recent drubbing at the hands of South Africa in Cape Town, injured his collar bone in last weekend's tour victory over Argentina 'A'.

The tourists ran out 37-14 winners over the Pumas' second string to prepare for Saturday's Test, which will have added significance for the home side after they lost a two-Test series to Scotland thanks to a 13-9 defeat in Mar del Plata on Saturday.

"We won with belief," Scotland's Rory Lawson said. "There was courage there, but also we are a team that now understand we are a good team. We believe in each other. We played very well and we became a difficult team to beat.

"We are all delighted by the result. It was a very difficult game, the conditions were incredibly difficult to play. We came to Argentina to play great opponents, very hard to beat, and to win two Tests here is outstanding."


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