Rugby World Cup
Matias Diaz ruled out with heart problem
ESPN Staff
August 20, 2015
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Prop Matias Diaz has been ruled out of Argentina's Rugby World Cup campaign after suffering heart palpitations.

The 22-year-old tight-head reported to Pumas training on Wednesday but will replaced in coach Daniel Hourcade's 31-man squad by Juan Pablo Orlandi.

Diaz had undergone cardiological checkups in June, which were normal, while new tests proved inconclusive.

The former Highlanders front-row will continue to be monitored and has been advised a two-month period of rest, hence ruling him out of the World Cup.

Hourcade said: "[This] is taken for damage and is something that can always happen and so we have a list of reserves in each position."

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