Argentina make two changes

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iol spt aug21 Argentina AFP Argentina have made two changes to the starting team for the return Rugby Championship match against South Africa in Salta. Photo by: Juan Mabromata/AFP

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

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

The other change is also in the backline with Lucas Gonzalez 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 Martin Fernandez Lobbe and Juan Manuel Leguizamon, 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.

Team (15-1)

Joaquin Tuculet; Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino, Marcelo Bosch, Juan Martin Hernandez, Manuel Montero; Nicolas Sanchez, Martin Landajo; Juan Manuel Leguizamon, Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe, Pablo Matera; Tomas Lavanini, Mariano Galarza; Ramiro Herrera, Agustin Creevy (capt), Marcos Ayerza

Replacements: Matias Cortese, Bruno Postiglioni, Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, Matias Alemanno, Leonardo Senatore, Tomas Cubelli, Jeronimo de la Fuente, Horacio Agulla

Coach: Daniel Hourcade – Sapa-AFP


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