Rugby Championship

Argentina suffer Imhoff blow

2013-08-23 19:00
Juan Imhoff (Getty Images)
Mendoza - The Pumas will face the Springboks in their return Rugby Championship match in Mendoza on Saturday without the services of Juan Imhoff, who has been ruled out of the clash due to a quad injury.

According to Rugby365's website, the speedy wing suffered the leg injury at training on Thursday and as a result his place on the bench has been taken by Joaquin Tuculet.

Pumas doctor Guillermo Botto confirmed that the Racing Metro wing will also miss the Pumas trip to New Zealand to face the All Blacks as he will be out of action for the next two weeks.

The 24-year-old utility back Tuculet, who plays for Grenoble in the French Top 14, will earn his sixth Test cap if he takes the field.

Kick-off for the match at the Estadio Malvinas Argentinas in Mendoza is at 21:10.



15. Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino, 14. Gonzalo Camacho, 13. Marcelo Bosch, 12. Felipe Contepomi (captain), 11. Horacio Agulla, 10. Nicolas Sanchez, 9. Martn Landajo, 8. Leonardo Senatore, 7. Juan Manuel Leguizamon, 6. Pablo Matera, 5. Mariano Galarza, 4. Julio Faras Cabello, 3. Juan Figallo, 2. Eusebio Guinazu, 1. Marcos Ayerza

Substitutes: 16. Agustn Creevy, 17. Nahuel Lobo, 18. Matas Diaz, 19. Tomas Lavaninni, 20. Benjamin Macome, 21. Tomas Cubelli, 22. Santiago Fernandez, 23. Joaquin Tuculet

South Africa:

15. Willie le Roux, 14. Bjorn Basson, 13. JJ Engelbrecht, 12. Jean de Villiers (captain), 11. Bryan Habana, 10. Morné Steyn, 9. Ruan Pienaar, 8. Duane Vermeulen, 7. Willem Alberts, 6. Francois Louw, 5. Juandré Kruger, 4. Eben Etzebeth, 3. Jannie du Plessis, 2. Adriaan Strauss, 1. Tendai Mtawarira

Substitutes: 16. Bismarck du Plessis, 17. Gürthro Steenkamp, 18. Coenie Oosthuizen, 19. Flip van der Merwe, 20. Siya Kolisi, 21. Jano Vermaak, 22. Patrick Lambie, 23. Jan Serfontein

Referee: Steve Walsh (Australia)
Assistant referees: John Lacey (Ireland), Pascal Gauzère (France)
TMO: Marshall Kilgore (Ireland)

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