Pumas change six for Les Bleus Test
June 13, 2012
Rodrigo Roncero is congratulated on his try aginst Italy © Getty Images
Argentina have made six changes ahead of their Test with France on Saturday with Rodrigo Roncero one notable omission.
The veteran prop will retire from international rugby prior to the inaugural Rugby Championship and next weekend's second Test against France looks set to be his final hurrah for the Pumas. He scored a try against Italy last weekend and helped Argentina to their 37-22 win but his place in the side has been taken by Eusebio Guinazu.
Other changes see Romain Miralles start at fullback with Joaquin Tuculet switching to outside centre. Manuel Montero comes in on the wing in place of Agustin Gosio with Felipe Contepomi captaining the side at inside centre.
Tomas de la Vega starts at No.8 in place of Leonardo Senatore with Julio Farias coming in at blindside. Esteban Lozada gets the nod in the locks with Nahuel Tetaz and Bruno Postiglioni partnering Guinazu in the front-row.
Replacements: Andres Bordoy, Pablo Henn, Rodrigo Bruno, Rodrigo Baez, Tomas Cubelli, Benjamin Urdapilleta, Facundo Barrea
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