Pumas change two for Wallabies
September 11, 2012
Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino will start for the Pumas on Saturday © Getty Images
Argentina have made two changes ahead of their match with the Wallabies at Skilled Park on the Gold Coast on Saturday.
Pumas boss Santiago Phelan has dropped Nicolas Vergallo and Martin Rodriguez with Martin Landajo coming in at scrum-half and Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino starting at fullback. Argentina impressed against the All Blacks at the weekend despite their loss and one of their stand out performers - Patricio Albacete - will earn his 50th cap on Saturday.
Phelan was impressed with his team's performance against the Kiwis but he wants them to raise the bar once again. "This game gave us confidence because of the way the players gave 100% and that is very important for us," said Phelan. "We are looking forward to Australia but) every game is different.
"We have to keep on improving because we are playing the best teams in the world and we have to keep working to have a good game."
Argentina: Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino, Gonzalo Camacho, Marcelo Bosch, Santiago Fernandez, Horacio Agulla, Juan Martin Hernandez, Martin Landajo; Rodrigo Roncero, Eusebio Guinazu, Juan Figallo, Manuel Carizza, Patricio Albacete, Julio Faras Cabello, Juan Manuel Leguizamon, Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe (capt)
Replacements: Agustin Creevy, Juan Pablo Orlandi, Leonardo Senatore, Toms Leonardi, Nicolas Vergallo, Martin Rodriguez, Juan Imhoff
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