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Pumas name unchanged team

2012-10-04 21:58

Rosario - Argentina coach Santiago Phelan on Thursday named an unchanged side to face Australia in Saturday's Rugby Championship match.

Argentina are winless in their first five matches in the new southern hemisphere championship, but will be favoured against an injury-plagued Australia that have made five changes for the match.

Argentina have won four of 18 matches against Australia, with their last victory coming in 1997. One of the games ended in a draw.

Phelan made two changes among his replacements. Leonardo Senatore and Nicolas Sanchez are in, taking over from Tomas Vallejos and Martin Rodriguez.

Teams:

Argentina:


15 Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino, 14 Gonzalo Camacho, 13 Marcelo Bosch, 12 Santiago Fernandez, 11 Horacio Agulla, 10 Juan Martin Hernandez, 9 Martin Landajo, 8 Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe (captain), 7 Juan Manuel Leguizamon, 6 Julio Farias Cabello, 5 Patricio Albacete, 4 Manuel Carizza, 3 Juan Figallo, 2 Eusebio Guinazu, 1 Rodrigo Roncero

Substitutes: 16 Agustin Creevy, 17 Juan Pablo Orlandi, 18 Leonardo Senatore, 19 Tomas Leonardi, 20 Nicolas Vergallo, 21 Nicolas Sanchez, 22 Juan Imhoff

Australia:

15 Mike Harris, 14 Nick Cummins, 13 Ben Tapuai, 12 Pat McCabe, 11 Digby Ioane, 10 Kurtley Beale, 9 Nick Phipps, 8 Radike Samo, 7 Michael Hooper, 6 Sitaleki Timani, 5 Nathan Sharpe, 4 Kane Douglas, 3 Ben Alexander, 2 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 1 James Slipper

Substitutes: 16 Saia Fainga'a, 17 Benn Robinson, 18 Dave Dennis, 19 Scott Higginbotham, 20 Liam Gill, 21 Brett Sheehan, 22 Dominic Shipperley

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