Argentina unveil side for All Blacks

Date published: September 18 2015

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Daniel Hourcade has named his strongest team as Argentina aim for a first-ever win over New Zealand at Wembley on Sunday.

The Pumas have mixed and matched their side so far this season, but Hourcade appears to have settled on a relatively experienced lineup, albeit with some promising youngsters also starting.

Santiago Cordero gets the nod on the right wing ahead of the likes of Horacio Agulla, and he, Juan Imhoff and Joaquin Tuculet will provide plenty of counter-attacking threat in the back three.

There are no surprises in the front five, as Agustin Creevy leads the team at hooker, and last tighthead standing Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro starts alongside him. There is good news with Ramiro Herrera fit to take his place on the bench however, having struggled with a knee injury.

Nicolas Sanchez unsurprisingly gets the nod at fly-half, and he will combine with the impressive Tomas Cubelli, who has edged ahead of Martin Landajo in the pecking order.

Veteran centre pairing Juan Martin Hernandez and Marcelo Bosch are selected in midfield, and there is also plenty of experience in the back row in the shape of Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe and Leonardo Senatore.

Argentina: 15 Joaquin Tuculet, 14 Santiago Cordero, 13 Marcelo Bosch, 12 Juan Martin Hernandez, 11 Juan Imhoff, 10 Nicolas Sanchez, 9 Tomas Cubelli, 8 Leonardo Senatore, 7 Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe, 6 Pablo Matera, 5 Tomas Lavanini, 4 Guido Petti, 3 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, 2 Agustin Creevy (c), 1 Marcos Ayerza
Replacements: 16 Julian Montoya, 17 Lucas Noguera, 18 Ramiro Herrera, 19 Mariano Galarza, 20 Juan Manuel Leguizamon, 21 Martin Landajo, 22 Jeronimo De La Fuente, 23 Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino

Date: Sunday, September 20
Venue: Wembley Stadium, London
Kick-off: 16:45 local 
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)
Assistant referees: JP Doyle (England), Angus Gardner (Australia)
Television match official: George Ayoub (Australia)

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