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Fernandez Lobbe out of World Cup

Argentina number eight Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe has been ruled out for the remainder of the World Cup after suffering a serious knee injury against Scotland.

The Pumas forward was replaced after 31 minutes of the 13-12 Pool B win in Wellington which kept Argentina's hopes of progressing to the quarter-finals alive ahead of Sunday's clash with Georgia.

But they will be without Toulon back row Fernandez Lobbe, who the Argentina Rugby Union confirmed will require an operation and faces months on the sidelines.

Prop Rodrigo Roncero suffered a thigh injury and faces further medical assessment, while Juan Manuel Leguizamon suffered an ankle injury.


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