Argentina suffer Imhoff blow
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
Substitutes: 16. Agustn Creevy, 17. Nahuel Lobo, 18. Matas Diaz, 19. Tomas
Lavaninni, 20. Benjamin Macome, 21. Tomas Cubelli, 22. Santiago Fernandez, 23. Joaquin TuculetSouth Africa:
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
Substitutes: 16. Bismarck du Plessis, 17.
Gürthro Steenkamp, 18. Coenie Oosthuizen
, 19. Flip van der Merwe, 20.
, 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)