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Los Pumas captain ruled out

INJURY UPDATE: Argentina captain Julian Montoya has been ruled out of Saturday’s match against Wales with a rib injury, the Pumas have announced.


In a statement on their Twitter feed posted Friday, Argentina said Montoya had been sidelined by an injury sustained during last week’s 30-29 win over England at Twickenham.

The Pumas added he would be replaced at hooker by the 37-year-old Agustin Creevy, who plays in England for London Irish, with No.8 Pablo Matera taking over as captain.

Argentina – revised: 15 Juan Cruz Mallia, 14 Mateo Carreras, 13 Matias Moroni, 12 Jeronimo de la Fuente, 11 Emiliano Boffelli, 10 Santiago Carreras, 9 Gonzalo Bertranou, 8 Pablo Matera (captain), 7 Marcos Kremer, 6 Juan Martin Gonzalez, 5 Tomas Lavanini, 4 Matias Alemanno, 3 Francisco Gomez Kodela, 2 Agustin Creevy, 1 Thomas Gallo.
Replacements: 16 Ignacio Ruiz, 17 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, 18 Eduardo Bello, 19 Lucas Paulos, 20 Facundo Isa, 21 Eliseo Morales, 22 Tomas Albornoz, 23 Matias Orlando.

Date: Saturday, November 12
Venue: Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Kick-off: 17.30 (17.30 GMT; 14.30 ART)
Referee: Ben O’Keeffe (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Angus Gardner (Australia) & Andrea Piardi (Italy)
TMO: Marius van der Westhuizen (South Africa)

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