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Wholesale changes for Argentina

Wholesale changes for Argentina
Thu 15 Aug 2019 | 02:51
Wholesale changes for Argentina

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Argentina head coach Mario Ledesma has unveiled a new-look team to face the Springboks at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria on Saturday.

In the backline, there are two changes to the back three with Joaquín Tuculet taking over the No.15 jersey from Emiliano Boffelli, while Sebastián Cancelliere comes in on the wing for Santiago Cordero.

In the midfield, Jerónimo de la Fuente moves from inside centre to outside centre for this week’s match with Lucas Mensa taking over the No.12 jersey.

There is also a new halfback pairing in the form of Joaquín Díaz Bonilla (flyhalf) and Felipe Ezcurra (scrumhalf).

In the pack, Javier Ortega Desio moves to No.8 with Marcos Kremer moving from the second row to the back row at No.7.

Tomás Lavanini and Guido Petti are the two locks this week and there is also a new front row in the form of Santiago Medrano, Julian Montoya and Mayco Vivas.

Argentina: 15 Joaquín Tuculet, 14 Sebastián Cancelliere, 13 Jerónimo de la Fuente, 12 Lucas Mensa, 11 Ramiro Moyano, 10 Joaquín Díaz Bonilla, 9 Felipe Ezcurra, 8 Javier Ortega Desio, 7 Marcos Kremer, 6 Pablo Matera (captain), 5 Tomás Lavanini, 4 Guido Petti, 3 Santiago Medrano, 2 Julian Montoya, 1 Mayco Vivas.
Replacements: 16 Agustín Creevy, 17 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, 18 Juan Figallo, 19 Matías Alemanno, 20 Tomás Lezana, 21 Gonzalo Bertranou, 22 Benjamin Urdapilleta, 23 Santiago Carreras.

Date: Saturday, August 17
Venue: Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Kick-off: 17.00 (15.00 GMT; 12.00 Buenos Aires time)
Referee: Luke Pearce (England)
Assistant referees: Andrew Brace (Ireland), Pierre Brousset (France)
TMO: Simon McDowell (Ireland)

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