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Argentina make five changes for Australia

Tomas Cubelli of Argentina passes the ball out

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Article Published: Tuesday 10 September 2013

Argentina have made five changes to the team that lost to New Zealand for this weekend's clash against Australia in Perth.

Argentina have yet to win a match in the Rugby Championship but they face an Australian team who have lost their last four matches this weekend.

Four of the changes are in the backs as Felipe Contepomi starts at inside centre partnering Gonzalo Tiesi at ourside centre.

Scrumhalf Tomas Cubelli gets his first Rugby Championship start so Martin Landajo who started last weekend drops to the replacements bench.

Gonzalo Camacho injured his shoulder last weekend so misses out this week and has been replaced by Juan Imhoff.

The only change to the forward pack is at hooker with Agustín Creevy replacing Eusebio Guinazu.

Guinazu was yellow carded against the Springboks in the opening round and was also yellow carded last weekend against the All Blacks.


15.Juan Martin Hernandez, 14.Horacio Agulla, 13.Gonzalo Tiesi, 12.Felipe Contepomi, 11.Juan Imhoff, 10.Nicolas Sanchez, 9.Tomas Cubelli; 8.Juan Manuel Leguizamon, 7.Pablo Matera, 6.Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe, 5.Julio Farias Cabello, 4.Manuel Carizza, 3.Juan Figallo, 2.Agustin Creevy, 1.Marcos Ayerza

Replacements: 16.Eusebio Guinazu, 17.Nahuel Lobo, 18.Juan Pablo Orlandi, 19.Mariano Galarza, 20.Benjamin Macome, 21.Martin Landajo, 22.Santiago Fernandez, 23.Lucas Gonzalez

Rugby Championship Standings
Nation Games Points    
1. Australia 3 3 0 0 85 48 37 1 13
2. New Zealand 3 2 1 0 85 65 20 1 9
3. Argentina 3 1 2 0 64 98 -34 1 5
4. South Africa 3 0 3 0 65 88 -23 2 2
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