Senatore steps up for Argentina
September 27, 2011
Argentina winger Horacio Agulla celebrates the Pumas epic win over Scotland © Getty Images
Leonardo Senatore has been charged with the task of filling the void left by Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe in the Argentina back-row for Sunday's Rugby World Cup clash with Georgia.
Pumas vice-captain Fernandez Lobbe suffered knee ligament damage in Sunday's crucial 13-12 victory over Scotland which has ruled him out of the remainder of the tournament. Consequently, Senatore will wear the No.8 jersey against the Georgians in Palmerston North.
There are four other changes in personnel to the side which edged out the Scots. Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino has been rewarded for his game-winning try with a start at fullback in place of Martin Rodriguez, while Juan Jose Imhoff comes into the side on the left wing and that sees Horacio Agulla switch to the opposite flank and Gonzalo Camacho drop out. Up front, meanwhile, Marcos Ayerza is preferred at loose-head to Rodrigo Roncero, while Manuel Carizza makes way for Mariano Galarza in the second-row.
Argentina: Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino; Horacio Agulla, Marcelo Bosch, Felipe Contepomi (capt), Juan Jose Imhoff; Santiago Fernandez, Nicolas Vergallo; Marcos Ayerza, Mario Ledesma, Juan Figallo; Mariano Galarza, Patricio Albacete; Julio Farias Cabello, Juan Manuel Leguizamon, Leonardo Senatore.
Replacements: Agustin Creevy, Martin Scelzo, Tomas Vallejos, Alejandro Campos, Alfredo Lalanne, Agustin Gosio, Martin Rodriguez.
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