Rugby World Cup: Argentina hope Augustin Creevy will be fit to face Australia
Argentina are holding out hope that captain Agustin Creevy can shake off a leg problem and be fit for Sunday's World Cup semi-final with Australia.
Hooker Creevy was to undergo consultation on an as-yet unidentified leg issue yesterday, with the 30-year-old central to the Pumas' cause.
Julian Montoya replaced Creevy midway through the second half of Sunday's 43-20 quarter-final victory over Ireland at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium, and remains on stand-by to step in for the skipper. The 21-year-old front-rower insisted he hopes his captain can fight back to fitness to start against the Wallabies, but is ready for action if required.
"We're all very hopeful that Gus will be okay and that he can make it," said Montoya.
"He's the captain, he's an excellent player an excellent person, so he's very influential.
"In my place I want to do the best for the team, if I must be outside shouting for my team, taking on the water, that's what I will do. But if I must enter the game, starting or not, I'll fight for the best for the team as well."