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Argentina

Internationals | Florence
13:00 (GMT) | 18-11-2017
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START LINE UP
  • 15 Jayden Hayward
  • 14 Angelo Esposito
  • 13 Tommaso Boni
  • 12 Tommaso Castello
  • 11 Mattia Bellini
  • 10 Carlo Canna
  • 9 Marcello Violi
  • 8 Sergio Parisse
  • 7 Abraham Steyn
  • 6 Giovanni Licata
  • 5 Dean Budd
  • 4 Marco Fuser
  • 3 Simone Ferrari
  • 2 Lucas Bigi
  • 1 Andrea Lovotti
RESERVES
  • 23 Matteo Minozzi
  • 22 Ian McKinley
  • 21 Edoardo Gori
  • 20 Renato Giammarioli
  • 19 Francesco Minto
  • 18 Tiziano Pasquali
  • 17 Federico Zani
  • 16 Leonardo Ghiraldini
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  • 15 Joaquin Tuculet
  • 14 Ramiro Moyano
  • 13 Matthias Moroni
  • 12 Santiago González Iglesias
  • 11 Emiliano Boffelli
  • 10 Nicolas Sanchez
  • 9 Martín Landajo
  • 8 Tomás Lezana
  • 7 Marcos Kremer
  • 6 Pablo Matera
  • 5 Tomas Lavanini
  • 4 Matías Alemanno
  • 3 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro
  • 2 Augustin Creevy
  • 1 Santiago García Botta
RESERVES
  • 23 Sebastian Cancelliere
  • 22 Jerónimo de la Fuente
  • 21 Gonzalo Bertranou
  • 20 Juan Manuel Leguizamon
  • 19 Guido Petti
  • 18 Enrique Pieretto
  • 17 Lucas Noguera
  • 16 Julian Montoya
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PREVIEW: Italy v Argentina

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 07:37

NOVEMBER INTERNATIONAL SEASON: Italy coach Conor O'Shea named an unchanged side from last week's win over Fiji for this weekend's Test against Argentina in Florence.

O'Shea made just two changes on the bench with lock Federico Ruzza taking Marco Lazzaroni's place and Tito Tebaldi coming in for scrumhalf Edoardo Gori.

Italy beat Fiji 19-10 in Catania last Saturday with Argentina losing their opening November Test 8-21 to England at Twickenham.

O'Shea said he wanted to build on the victory which ended a series of nine consecutive defeats going back to Italy's shock victory over South Africa in November 2016 in Florence.

"I know this is a difficult choice for the six players in the squad who have not yet had an opportunity in these November tests," said O'Shea.

"But after the Catania game we wanted consistency especially for a game such as the one against the Pumas that will be, in every respect, much more challenging and difficult to deal with."

Irishman O'Shea made his debut as Italy coach when the two sides last clashed in June 2016 in Santa Fe with the South Americans winning 30-24. 

The Pumas have 15 wins, five losses and a draw in 21 meetings with the Italians, and are on a winning streak going back to 2008 in Turin.

"Patience and precision will be the key to the match," O'Shea added.

Argentina coach Daniel Hourcade made four changes from the Twickenham defeat.

Among the forwards Juan Manuel Leguizamon replaces Tomas Lezana, while Nicolas Sanchez, Matias Orlando and Sebastian Cancelliere got the nod ahead of Juan Martin Hernandez, Matias Moroni and Ramiro Moyano.

Guido Petti Pagadizabal moves onto the bench after missing the cut against England.

Teams:

Italy: 15 Jayden Hayward, 14 Leonardo Sarto, 13 Tommaso Boni, 12 Tommaso Castello, 11 Mattia Bellini, 10 Carlo Canna, 9 Marcello Violi, 8 Sergio Parisse (capyain), 7 Abraham Steyn, 6 Francesco Minto, 5 Dean Budd, 4 Marco Fuser, 3 Simone Ferrari, 2 Luca Bigi, 1 Andrea Lovotti.
Replacements: 16 Leonardo Ghiraldini, 17 Federico Zani, 18 Dario Chistolini, 19 Federico Ruzza, 20 Giovanni Licata, 21 Tito Tebaldi, 22 Ian McKinley, 23 Matteo Minozzi.

Argentina: 15 Joaquin Tuculet, 14 Sebastian Cancelliere, 13 Matias Orlando, 12 Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias, 11 Emiliano Boffelli, 10 Nicolas Sanchez, 9 Martin Landajo, 8 Juan Manuel Leguizamon, 7 Marcos Kremer, 6 Pablo Matera, 5 Tomas Lavanini, 4 Matias Alemanno, 3 Nahuel Tetaz-Chaparro, 2 Agustin Creevy (captain), 1 Santiago Garcia-Botta
Replacements: 16 Julian Montoya, 17 Lucas Noguera, 18 Enrique Pieretto, 19 Guido Petti Pagadizabal, 20 Benjamin Macome, 21 Gonzalo Bertranou, 22 Juan Martin Hernandez, 23 Matias Moroni. 

Date: Saturday, November 18
Venue: Stadio Artemio Franchi, Florence
Kick-off: 15.00 (14.00 GMT; 11.00 Argentina time)
Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Glen Jackson (New Zealand), Pierre Brousset (France)
TMO: Brian MacNeice (Ireland)

Agence France-Presse

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Argentina continue mastery over Italy

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 16:29

MATCH REPORT: Argentina scored 17 unanswered points in the final 20 minutes on Saturday to beat Italy 31-15 in a November international in Florence.

In a match in which the lead changed hands nine times, all the home team's points came from the boot while the Pumas scored three tries as they won for the seventh straight game against Italy.

Italian coach Conor O'Shea kept the team that has beaten Fiji the previous week, but was unable to end a winless run against Argentina that stretches back to 2008.

Argentina were forced into a change after 10 minutes as Juan Martin Martinez briefly came on for Nicolas Sanchez at flyhalf. Within a minute Italy strayed offside and Martinez kicked the penalty.

A minute later Carlo Canna replied for Italy and then put the hosts ahead after 20 minutes.

Wing Sebastian Cancelliere stretched over to put Argentina ahead after 26 minutes. Sanchez, back on the field, missed the conversion which allowed Canna restored Italy's lead before the half.

The lead switched back and forth early in the second half as Sanchez kicked three more penalties for Argentina split by a penalty by Canna and a drop goal by Marcello Violi for Italy.

With 12 minutes to go, Marcos Kremer picked up from the back of a maul, brushed aside a tackle and strolled across the Italian line for a try. Sanchez converted to put Argentina nine points ahead and when fullback Joaquin Tuculet scampered over with four minutes the Pumas were sure of a comfortable victory.

"The game was close, point for point, until the 60th minute when in the key moment we were not disciplined enough," Sergio Parisse, the Italian captain, told Eurosport Italy after the game. 

The scorers:

Italy:
Pens: Canna 4 
DG: Violi

Argentina:
Tries: Cancelliere, Kremer, Tuculet
Cons: Sánchez 2 
Pens: Hernandez, Sánchez 3

Teams:

Italy: 15 Jayden Hayward, 14 Leonardo Sarto, 13 Tommaso Boni, 12 Tommaso Castello, 11 Mattia Bellini, 10 Carlo Canna, 9 Marcello Violi, 8 Sergio Parisse (capyain), 7 Abraham Steyn, 6 Francesco Minto, 5 Dean Budd, 4 Marco Fuser, 3 Simone Ferrari, 2 Luca Bigi, 1 Andrea Lovotti.
Replacements: 16 Leonardo Ghiraldini, 17 Federico Zani, 18 Dario Chistolini, 19 Federico Ruzza, 20 Giovanni Licata, 21 Tito Tebaldi, 22 Ian McKinley, 23 Matteo Minozzi.

Argentina: 15 Joaquin Tuculet, 14 Sebastian Cancelliere, 13 Matias Orlando, 12 Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias, 11 Emiliano Boffelli, 10 Nicolas Sanchez, 9 Martin Landajo, 8 Juan Manuel Leguizamon, 7 Marcos Kremer, 6 Pablo Matera, 5 Tomas Lavanini, 4 Matias Alemanno, 3 Nahuel Tetaz-Chaparro, 2 Agustin Creevy (captain), 1 Santiago Garcia-Botta
Replacements: 16 Julian Montoya, 17 Lucas Noguera, 18 Enrique Pieretto, 19 Guido Petti Pagadizabal, 20 Benjamin Macome, 21 Gonzalo Bertranou, 22 Juan Martin Hernandez, 23 Matias Moroni. 

Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Glen Jackson (New Zealand), Pierre Brousset (France)
TMO: Brian MacNeice (Ireland)

Agence France-Presse