Double change for Argentina

22nd Aug 2014, 06:25

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Essential: Nicolás Sánchez

Essential: Nicolás Sánchez

Argentina have made two changes to the starting team for the return Rugby Championship match against South Africa.


Argentina have made two changes to the starting team for the return Rugby Championship match against South Africa in Salta.

Centre Juan Martín Hernández, a late withdrawal from the side defeated 13-6 in Pretoria last weekend, returns at inside centre in place of Santiago González Iglesias.

The other change is also in the backline with Lucas González Amorosino coming in on the right wing for Horacio Agulla.

Worcester Warriors hooker Agustin Creevy skippers the Pumas and there are two ex-captains, Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe and Juan Manuel Leguizamón, in the back row.

Coach Daniel Hourcade has also made two alterations to the eight-man replacements list as Argentina seek a first Championship victory after a draw and 12 defeats.

Prop Bruno Postiglioni gets the nod ahead of Lucas Noguera Paz and Agulla takes the place of Amorosino.

Argentina: 15 Joaquín Tuculet, 14 Lucas González Amorosino, 13 Marcelo Bosch, 12 Juan Martín Hernández, 11 Manuel Montero, 10 Nicolás Sánchez, 9 Martín Landajo, 8 Juan Manuel Leguizamón, 7 Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe, 6 Pablo Matera, 5 Tomás Lavanini, 4 Mariano Galarza, 3 Ramiro Herrera, 2 Agustín Creevy (c), 1 Marcos Ayerza.
Replacements: 16 Matías Cortese, 17 Bruno Postiglioni, 18 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, 19 Matías Alemanno, 20 Leonardo Senatore, 21 Tomás Cubelli, 22 Jerónimo de la Fuente, 23 Horacio Agulla.

Date: Saturday, August 23
Venue: Padre Ernesto Martearena Stadium, Salta
Kickoff: 16:10 (local, 19:10 GMT, 21:10 SAST)
Referee: Steve Walsh (Australia)
Assistant Referees: John Lacey (Ireland), Marius Mitrea (Italy)
TMO: Vinny Munro (New Zealand)