Guido Petti at seven for Pumas

Date published: November 8 2018

Argentina coach Mario Ledesma has sprung a surprise by naming Guido Petti to start at openside flanker for Saturday’s Test against Ireland in Dublin.

Ledesma has made five changes to the side that lost to the Wallabies 45-34 in the final round of the Rugby Championship.

Marcos Kremer drops out of the matchday 23 altogether and has been replaced by Matias Alemanno, as Petti shifts from lock to openside flanker.

Santiago Medrano takes the place of Ramiro Herrera at tighthead prop, while Santiago Garcia Botta comes in for Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro at loosehead.

Tomas Cubelli comes back into the scrum-half position for Gonzalo Bertranou, while Matias Moroni is replaced by Bautista Delguy on the wing.

Argentina: 15 Emiliano Boffelli, 14 Bautista Delguy, 13 Matias Orlando, 12 Jeronimo de la Fuente, 11 Ramiro Moyano, 10 Nicholas Sanchez, 9 Tomas Cubelli, 8 Javier Ortega Desio, 7 Guido Petti, 6 Pablo Matera (c), 5 Tomas Lavanini, 4 Matias Alemanno, 3 Santiago Medrano, 2 Agustin Creevy, 1 Santiago Garcia Botta
Replacements: 16 Julian Montoya, 17 Juan Pablo Zeiss, 18 Lucio Sordoni, 19 Rodrgo Bruni, 20 Thomas Lezana, 21 Gonzalo Bertranou, 22 Joaquin Diaz Bonilla, 23 Matias Moroni

Date: Saturday, November 10
Venue: Aviva Stadium
Kick-off: 18:30 GMT
Referee: Nic Berry (Australia)
Assistant referees: Angus Gardner (Australia), Ludovic Cayre (France)
Television match official: David Grashoff (England)

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