Argentina's bold move against Ireland
TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Argentina head coach Mario Ledesma has made a surprising change to the back row for their November Test match against Ireland on Saturday.
The coach made five modifications to the side who suffered a 34-45 defeat to Australia in the final round of the Rugby Championship.
The most notable change is the selection of Guido Petti at openside flank in the starting XV.
Petti, a regular lock, will partner with captain Pablo Matera and No.8 Javier Ortega Desio as the loose trio combination.
Matias Alemanno replaces Marcos Kremer, who drops out of the matchday 23 altogether. Kremer returned to Argentina due to personal reasons.
In the front row, Santiago Medrano takes the place of Ramiro Herrera at tighthead prop, while Santiago Garcia Botta comes in for Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro at loosehead.
In the backline, Tomas Cubelli returns and takes up a spot at scrumhalf, 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 (captain), 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 (17:30 GMT, 15.30 Argentina Time)
Referee: Nic Berry (Australia)
Assistant referees: Angus Gardner (Australia), Ludovic Cayre (France)
TMO: David Grashoff (England)
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