Landajo to lead Argentina against All Blacks

Date published: September 30 2016

Argentina head coach Daniel Hourcade has made three changes to his starting line-up for Saturday’s Test against New Zealand in Buenos Aires.

Martín Landajo, who comes in for Tomás Cubelli at scrum-half, takes over the captaincy from Agustín Creevy who is still in the run-on side at hooker.

In other changes, to the starting line-up which suffered a 36-20 defeat to Australia in Perth two weeks ago, Ramiro Moyano replaces Lucas González Amorosino on the left wing while Guido Petti is preferred to Javier Ortega Desio in the second row.

Argentina: 15 Joaquín Tuculet, 14 Santiago Cordero, 13 Matías Moroni, 12 Santiago González Iglesias, 11 Ramiro Moyano, 10 Nicolás Sánchez, 9 Martín Landajo (c), 8 Facundo Isa, 7 Javier Ortega Desio, 6 Pablo Matera, 5 Matías Alemanno, 4 Guido Petti, 3 Ramiro Herrera, 2 Agustín Creevy, 1 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro
Replacements: 16 Julian Montoya, 17 Lucas Noguera, 18 Enrique Pieretto, 19 Juan Manuel Leguizamon, 20 Leonardo Senatore, 21 Tomás Cubelli, 22 Jerónimo De la Fuente, 23 Matías Orlando

Date: Saturday, October 1
Venue: Estádio José Amalfitani, Buenos Aires
Kick-off: 19:10 local (22:10 GMT)
Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
Assistant Referees: Angus Gardner (Australia), Marius van der Westhuizen (South Africa)
TMO: Johan Greeff (South Africa)