Argentina change three for New Zealand

Argentina head coach Daniel Hourcade has named a Pumas team with three changes for this Saturday’s Rugby Championship match against New Zealand’s All Blacks in Hamilton.

In their last outing Argentina earned a historic first ever home victory over South Africa but Hourcade has been forced to change his line up.

Inpirational loose forward Juan Manuel Leguizamon, lock Tomas Lavini and wing Manuel Montero are all missing from the side to play the All Blacks

Instead Olympic Sevens flyer Moroni Matias starts on the right wing which pushes Santiago Cordero to the left wing.

In the forward pack Javier Ortega Desio starts at openside flanker while Guido Petti has been promoted from the bench to the second row.

There is a potential debut for 19-year-old former Argentina Under 20 star Marcos Kremer who is on the bench after impressing for the Jaguares in the latter part of the Super Rugby season.


Joaquin Tuculet, Matthias Moroni, Matias Orlando, Juan Martin Hernandez, Santiago Cordero, Nicolas Sanchez, Martin Landajo, Facundo Isa, Javier Ortega Desio, Pablo Matera, Matias Alemanno, Guido Petti, Ramiro Herrera, Agustin Creevy (capt), Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro.

Replacements: Julian Montoya, Lucas Noguera, Enrique Pieretto, Marcos Kremer, Leonardo Senatore, Tomas Cubelli, Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias, Ramiro Moyano.

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