Jaguares bench key players for Highlanders task
TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Jaguares head coach Gonzalo Quesada named his starting XV to face Highlanders on Saturday.
The coach has made wholesale changes to the side that recroed a 30-25 win over the Stormers in ROund 12.
The most notable modifications are the absence of the Los Pumas duo Pablo Matera and Agustin Creevy in the starting XV.
Nonetheless, Matera takes a spot on the bench and Juan Manual Leguizamon will don this week’s No.6 jersey.
Tomas Lezana switches to flank and Javier Ortega Desio slots into eigthman to complete the loose trio combinations.
In the second row utility forward Marcos Kremer and Lucas Paulos take the respective places of Tomas Lavanini and Guido Petti Pagadizaval.
While there is also a new front row as Santiago Medrano, Creevy and Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro are replaced by Mayco Vivas, Julian Montoya and Enriqua Pieretto.
In the backline, this week’s halfback duo sees the presence of Felipe Ezcurra and Joaquín Díaz Bonilla, instead of Tomas Cubelli and Domingo Miotti.
Jaguares: 15 Emiliano Boffelli, 14 Sebastian Cancelliere, 13 Matias Moroni, 12 Jeronimo de la Fuente (captain), 11 Ramiro Moyano, 10 Joaquín Díaz Bonilla, 9 Felipe Ezcurra, 8 Javier Ortega Desio, 7 Tomas Lezana, 6 Juan Manual Leguizamon , 5 Lucas Paulus, 4 Marcos Kremer, 3 Enriqua Pieretto, 2 Julian Montoya, 1 Mayco Vivas.
Replacements: 16 Agustin Creevy, 17 Juan Pablo Zeiss, 18 Santiago Medrano, 19 Tomas Lavanini, , 20 Pablo Matera, 21 Tomas Cubelli,, 22 Domingo Miotti,, 23 Matias Orlando
Date: Saturday, May 11
Venue: Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
Kick-off: 17.15 (05.15 GMT; 02.15 Argentina time)
Referee: Ben O’Keeffe (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Mike Fraser (New Zealand), James Doleman (New Zealand)
TMO: Shane McDermott (New Zealand)
— JaguaresARG (@JaguaresARG) May 9, 2019