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Pumas change five for Italy

21st November 2013 14:05

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SKY_MOBILE Juan Imhoff - Argentina autumn international

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Argentina's team features five changes ahead of their final November Test, against Italy, in Rome on Saturday.

Head Coach Daniel Hourcade has rejigged his backline with Horacio Agulla shifting from wing to outside centre in the place of Marcelo Bosch while Ascarate Gabriel replaces Santiago Fernandez at inside centre.

There are two new wings as Juan Imhoff takes over from Santiago Cordero, who drops to the bench, and Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino returns.

In the pack, Mariano Galarza replaces Patricio Albacete in the second row while Benjamin Macome is preferred to Paul Matera, who also takes a place among the substitutes .

Argentina: 15 Joaquín Tuculet, 14 Lucas González Amorosino, 13 Horacio Agulla, 12 Gabriel Ascárate, 11 Juan Imhoff, 10 Nicolás Sánchez, 9 Martín Landajo, 8 Benjamín Macome, 7 Julio Farías Cabello, 6 Juan Manuel Leguizamón (c), 5 Mariano Galarza, 4 Manuel Carizza, 3 Maximiliano Bustos, 2 Eusebio Guiñazú, 1 Marcos Ayerza.
Replacements: 16 Santiago Iglesias Valdez, 17 Nahuel Lobo, 18 Matías Díaz, 19 Tomás Lavanini, 20 Pablo Matera, 21 Tomás Cubelli, 22 Javier Rojas, 23 Santiago Cordero.

Date: Saturday, November 23
Venue: Stadio Olimpico, Rome
Kick-off: 15.00 local (14.00 GMT)
Referee: Chris Pollock (New Zealand)

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