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Sanchez replaces Hernandez for Pumas

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.

Flyhalf Juan Martin Hernandez,pictured, will be replaced by Nicolas Sanchez in the Argentina team to face South Africa in the Rugby Championship on Saturday. Credit: Carl Fourie/Gallo Images

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

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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

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