Five changes for Argentina

11th Sep 2013, 07:09

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Back at 12: Felipe Contepomi

Back at 12: Felipe Contepomi

Argentina coach Santiago Phelan has made five changes to his starting XV for Saturday's Test against Australia in Perth.

Argentina coach Santiago Phelan has made five changes to his starting XV for Saturday's Test against Australia in Perth.

Aomngst the backs, Tomas Cubelli comes in for Martin Landajo at scrum-half while on the right wing Juan Imhoff replaces Gonzalo Camacho who is ruled out with a dislocated shoulder sustained in los Pumas' 28-13 defeat to the All Blacks in Hamilton last weekend.

In other back-line changes, veteran centre Felipe Contepomi joins Gonzalo Tiesi in midfield in place of Santiago Fernandez and Marcelo Bosch while the only change amongst the forwards sees Agustin Creevy starting at hooker in place of Eusebio Guinazu.

Flanker Juan Fernandez Martin Lobbe retains the captaincy.

Argentina: 15 Juan Martin Hernandez, 14 Horacio Agulla, 13 Gonzalo Tiesi, 12 Felipe Contepomi, 11 Juan Imhoff, 10 Nicolas Sanchez, 9 Thomas Cubelli, 8 Juan Manuel Leguizamón, 7 Pablo Matera, 6 Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe, 5 Julio Farias Cabello, 4 Manuel Carizza, 3 Juan Figallo, 2 Agustín Creevy, 1 Marcos Ayerza.
Replacements: 16 Eusebio Guiñaz, 17 Nahuel Lobo, 18 Juan Pablo Orlandi, 19 Mariano Galarza, 20 Benjamín Macome, 21 Martín Landajo, 22 Santiago Fernández, 23 Lucas González Amorosino.

Date: September 14
Venue: Patersons Stadium, Perth
Kick-off: 18:05 (10:05 GMT)
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
Assistant referees: George Clancy (Ireland), Glen Jackson (New Zealand)
Television match official: Vinny Munro (New Zealand)
Assessor: Tappe Henning