Phelan tweaks Pumas line-up
November 13, 2008
Federico Martin Aramburu will line up on the wing against Italy this weekend © Getty Images
Argentina coach Santiago Phelan has made four changes to his team for this weekend's clash with Italy in Torino.
The Pumas boss has opted to freshen up his side following their narrow 12-6 defeat to France in Marseille last weekend and as a result has drafted in wingers Federico Martin Aramburu and Rafael Carballo at the expense of Horacio Agulla and Francisco Leonelli.
Elsewhere, Rimas Alvarez Kairelis moves from lock to openside flanker with Alvaro Galindo dropping to the bench. Esteban Lozada will now partner Juan Pabo Orlandi in the second row.
Uncapped back Santiago Fernandez has been named amongst the replacements as the Pumas look for revenge for the 13-12 defeat they suffered at the hands of the Azzurri in June this year.
Argentina: Bernardo Stortoni, Federico Martín Aramburú, Gonzalo Tiesi, Felipe Contepomi (captain), Rafael Carballo, Juan Martín Hernández, Nicolás Vergallo, Rodrigo Roncero, Mario Ledesma, Juan Pablo Orlandi, Esteban Lozada, Patricio Albacete, Martín Durand, Rimas Álvarez Kairelis, Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe
Replacements: Alberto Vernet Basualdo, Marcos Ayerza, Álvaro Galindo, Alejandro Campos, Agustín Figuerola, Santiago Fernández, Horacio Agulla
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