Pumas boosted by Albacete's return
September 23, 2013
Patricio Albacete returns in what will be a tough test against the All Blacks © Getty Images
Argentina have been bolstered by the return of lock Patricio Albacete for Saturday's Test against New Zealand at La Plata.
Albacete, who has been capped 53 times, tore a hamstring in Los Pumas' first game of the Rugby Championship against South Africa and will return in place of Manuel Carizza.
He is one of six changes from the side which lost 13-14 to Australia in Perth.
Eusebio Guinazu is named at hooker in place of Agustin Creevy, while four changes have been made in the backline. Martin Landajo has been named at scrum-half instead of Tomas Cubelli, Horacio Agulla has been replaced on the right win by Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino while in mid-field, Santiago Fernandez and Marcelo Bosch come back to replace Felipe Contepomi and Gonzalo Tiesi.
Argentina: Juan Martin Hernandez; Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino, Marcelo Bosch, Santiago Fernandez, Juan Imhoff; Nicolas Sanchez, Martin Landajo; Marcos Ayerza, Eusebio Guinazu, Juan Figallo, Julia Farias Cabello, Patricio Albacete, Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe (captain), Pablo Matera, Juan Manual Leguizamon
Replacements: Agustin Creevy, Nahuel Lobo, Juan Pablo Orlandi, Mariano Galarza, Benjamin Macome, Tomas Cubelli, Felipe Contempomi, Horacio Agulla.
Follow live text commentary of the Test between Argentina and New Zealand on Saturday, September 28 from 1030pm (GMT) , 830am (AEST, September 29), 1030am (NZT, September 29)
Following the passing of Jack Kyle, Huw Richards pays tribute to arguably the finest player Ireland has produced