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Sanchez replaces Hernandez for Pumas

Rugby

Bordeaux fly-half Nicolas Sanchez was on Thursday named in the Argentina team to face South Africa in the Rugby Championship on Saturday as a replacement for injured first-choice Juan Martin Hernandez.

Racing-Metro star Hernandez pulled out of the team Wednesday with a hamstring injury sustained while training in Buenos Aires.

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CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - AUGUST 18, Argentina flyhalf Juan Martin Hernandez during The Castle Rugby Championship match between South Africa and Argentina at DHL Newlands Stadium on August 18, 2012 in Cape Town, South Africa Photo by Carl Fourie / Gallo Images

Saturday's game in Mendoza follows South Africa's 27-6 win over the Pumas in Cape Town last Saturday.

Argentina

Martin Rodriguez; Gonzalo Camacho, Marcelo Bosch, Santiago Fernandez, Horacio Agulla; Nicolas Sanchez, Nicolas Vergallo; Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe, Alvaro Galindo, Julio Farias Cabello; Patricio Albacete, Manuel Carizza; Juan Figallo, Eusebio Guinazu, Rodrigo Roncero

Replacements (from): Marcos Ayerza, Martin Bustos Moyano, Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino, Juan Imhoff, Martin Landajo, Tomas Leonardi, Juan Pablo Orlandi, Bruno Postiglioni, Nicolas Sanchez, Leonardo Senatore, Tomas Vallejos.Coach: Santiago Phelan – AFP

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