Pumas change three for Georgia

Date published: September 23 2015

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Argentina have made just three changes to their team, all in the pack, for Friday's clash with Georgia at Kingsholm.

The Pumas went down 26-16 in their opener against New Zealand, dominating for large periods before falling away in the final quarter.

And Daniel Hourcade has decided to stick with largely the same team, with two changes in the back row and a further chance at lock.

Facundo Isa replaces Leonardo Senatore at number eight, after he went off injured during the All Black clash, while Juan Manuel Leguizamon is preferred to Pablo Matera.

Guido Petti was injured while scoring Argentina's only try at Wembley, and has not recovered in time, being replaced by Matias Alemanno in the starting lineup.

With Mariano Galarza cited after the game, the Pumas have been forced to select back row Javier Desio as cover at lock in the only change on the bench.

Argentina: 15 Joaquin Tuculet, 14 Santiago Cordero, 13 Marcelo Bosch, 12 Juan Martin Hernandez, 11 Juan Imhoff, 10 Nicolas Sanchez, 9 Tomas Cubelli, 8 Facundo Isa, 7 Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe, 6 Juan Manuel Leguizamón, 5 Tomas Lavanini, 4 Matias Alemanno, 3 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, 2 Agustin Creevy (c), 1 Marcos Ayerza

Replacements: 16 Julian Montoya, 17 Lucas Noguera, 18 Ramiro Herrera, 19 Javier Ortega Desio, 20 Pablo Matera, 21 Martin Landajo, 22 Jeronimo De La Fuente, 23 Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino

Date: Friday, September 25
Venue: Kingsholm Stadium, Gloucester
Kick-off: 16:45 local 
Referee: JP Doyle (England)
Assistant referees: Nigel Owens (Wales), Stuart Berry (South Africa)
Television match official: Ben Skeen (New Zealand)

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