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Pumas get big boost for Scotland clash

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Argentina head coach Michael Cheika has revealed his team to face Scotland in Edinburgh on Saturday.


There are four changes to the starting XV that suffered a defeat to Wales in Cardiff last weekend.

The Pumas are bolstered by the return of their captain Julian Montoya.

He missed the match in Cardiff because of a rib injury and he will replace Agustin Creevy, who drops out of the matchday 23.

The other change in the front row sees Eduardo Bello come in for Francisco Gomez Kodela.

There is a change in the midfield with Matias Orlando taking over the No.13 jersey from Matias Moroni.

The final change is on the wing where Bautista Delguy gets an opportunity ahead of Mateo Carreras.


Meanwhile, the Pumas will also be bolstered by the return of veteran flyhalf Nicolas Sanchez, who will be playing off the bench.

Argentina: 15 Juan Cruz Mallia, 14 Bautista Delguy, 13 Matias Orlando, 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 Eduardo Bello, 2 Julian Montoya, 1 Thomas Gallo.
Replacements: 16 Ignacio Ruiz, 17 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, 18 Santiago Medrano, 19 Lucas Paulos, 20 Facundo Isa, 21 Lautaro Velez-Bazan, 22 Nicolas Sanchez, 23 Matías Moroni.

Date: Saturday, November 19
Venue: Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh
Kick-off: 15.15 (15.15 GMT; 12.15 ART)
Referee: Karl Dickson (England)
Assistant referees: Luke Pearce (England); Ian Tempest (England)
TMO: Brett Cronan (Australia)

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