Albacete returns for Pumas
November 18, 2010
Patricio Albacete returns for Argentina © Getty Images
Argentina coach Santiago Phelan has made one change to his side to face France in Montpellier on Saturday.
Toulouse lock Patricio Albacete returns to action alongside Mariano Galarza, with Biarritz's Manuel Carizza sidelined with a shoulder injury picked up in last weekend's 22-16 victory over Italy in Verona.
There are three further changes on the bench, where Santiago Guzman and Julio Farias Cabello are added to the forward contingent and Biarritz wing Marcelo Bosch covers for Horacio Agulla.
Argentina: M Rodriguez (Stade Francais); G Camacho (Harlequins), G Tiesi (Stade Francais), S Fernandez (Montpellier), L Gonzalez Amorosino (Leicester), F Contepomi (Toulon, capt), N Vergallo (Toulouse); R Roncero (Stade Francais), M Ledesma (Clermont Auvergne), M Scelzo (Clermont Auvergne), M Galarza (Leinster), P Albacete (Toulouse), G Fessia (Cordoba), M De Achaval (Alumni), JM Fernandez Lobbe (Toulon)
Replacements: A Creevy (Clermont Auvergne), M Ayerza (Leicester), S Guzmán (Stade Francais), J Farías Cabello (Tucuman), Á Galindo (Racing Metro), A Lalanne (London Irish), M Bosch (Biarritz)
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