Pumas make two changes for South Africa
August 21, 2014
Juan Martin Hernandez was a late withdrawal last week © Getty Images
Argentina have made two changes to their starting team to play South Africa in Salta on Saturday. Juan Martin Hernandez, a late withdrawal from the side defeated by the Springboks 13-6 in Pretoria last weekend, returns at inside centre in place of Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias. Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino, meanwhile, replaces Horacio Agulla on the right wing.
Coach Daniel Hourcade has also made two alterations to the eight-man bench as Argentina seek their first Rugby Championship victory after a draw and 12 defeats.
Prop Bruno Postiglioni gets the nod ahead of Lucas Noguera Paz, and Agulla replaces Amorosino. Worcester Warriors hooker Agustin Creevy skippers the Pumas, who have ex-captains Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe and Juan Manuel Leguizamon in the back-row.
Pumas: Joaquin Tuculet; Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino, Marcelo Bosch, Juan Martin Hernandez, Manuel Montero; Nicolas Sanchez, Martin Landajo; Juan Manuel Leguizamon, Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe, Pablo Matera; Tomas Lavanini, Mariano Galarza; Ramiro Herrera, Agustin Creevy (captain), Marcos Ayerza. Replacements: Matias Cortese, Bruno Postiglioni, Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, Matias Alemanno, Leonardo Senatore, Tomas Cubelli, Jeronimo de la Fuente, Horacio Agulla.
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