Pumas change five for Boks rematch
August 22, 2013
Marcos Ayerza starts at loose-head for the Pumas © PA Photos
Argentina coach Santiago Phelan has opted to make five changes to the side ahead of their match against South Africa in Mendoza on Saturday.
The Pumas crashed to a record 73-13 defeat to South Africa last weekend and with this in mind, Phelan has opted to change a third of the starting XV for Saturday's return match in Argentina. Juan Martin Hernandez has been ruled out through injury so Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino starts at fullback. And in a further change to the backs, Bath's Horacio Agulla gets the nod on the wing in place of Juan Imhoff who is named on the bench.
In the front-row Marcos Ayerza has recovered from injury and takes his place at loose-head with Juan Figallo moving across to tight-head. In the locks, Julio Farias Cabello and Mariano Galarza start in place of Patricio Albacete and Manuel Carizza.
Veteran back Felipe Contepomi continues as captain at inside centre and will hope to get on the score sheet again after scoring their sole try last weekend.
Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino, Gonzalo Camacho, Marcelo Bosch, Felipe Contepomi (captain), Horacio Agulla, Nicolás Sánchez, Martín Landajo, Marcos Ayerza, Eusebio Guiñazú, Juan Figallo, Julio Farías Cabello, Mariano Galarza, Pablo Matera, Juan Manuel Leguizamón, Leonardo Senatore
Agustín Creevy, Nahuel Lobo, Tomas Lavaninni, Benjamin Macome, Tomás Cubelli, Santiago Fernández, Juan Imhoff
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