Rugby

Creevy returns for Pumas

2014-11-20 19:30
Agustin Creevy (Getty Images)

Paris - Argentina captain Agustin Creevy has been declared fit for Saturday's Test against France in Paris along with scrum-half Tomas Cubelli.

Coach Daniel Hourcade opted for a more classic lineup than the side that beat Italy 20-18 last Friday with just one change from the starting 15 that lost 41-31 to Scotland this month.

Cubelli was preferred to Martin Landajo with wing Juan Imhoff and centre Marcelo Bosch, who missed the Italy game, reclaiming their place in the squad.

Bosch will link up with Juan Martin Hernandez, who played in the fly-half position of Nicolas Sanchez in Genoa on Friday.

Hourcade has stuck with the same forwards as against Italy with the exception of Creevy, who had a calf injury and was replaced last week by Matias Cortese.

Lyon prop Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro was preferred over Castres' Ramiro Herrera, while number eight Juan Manuel Leguizamon is out having not completely recovered for his calf strain.

Teams:

France

15 Scott Spedding, 14 Yoann Huget, 13 Maxime Mermoz, 12 Wesley Fofana, 11 Maxime Medard, 10 Camille Lopez, 9 Sebastien Tillous-Borde, 8 Damien Chouly, 7 Bernard Le Roux, 6 Thierry Dusautoir (captain), 5 Sebastien Vahaamahina, 4 Pascal Pape, 3 Nicolas Mas, 2 Benjamin Kayser, 1 Xavier Chiocci

Substitutes (Eight to be chosen from the following 11):

Guilhem Guirado, Alexandre Menini, Uini Atonio, Alexandre Flanquart, Yoann Maestri, Yannick Nyanga, Charles Ollivon, Rory Kockott, Remi Tales, Mathieu Bastareaud, , Benjamin Fall

Argentina

15 Joaquin Tuculet, 14 Juan Imhoff, 13 Marcelo Bosch, 12 Juan Martin Hernandez, 11 Manuel Montero, 10 Nicolas Sanchez, 9 Tomas Cubelli, 8 Javier Ortega Desio, 7 Leonardo Senatore, 6 Facundo Isa, 5 Tomas Lavanini, 4 Guido Petti, 3 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, 2 Agustin Creevy (captain), 1 Marcos Ayerza

Substitutes: 16 Matias Cortese, 17 Lucas Noguera Paz, 18 Ramiro Herrera, 19 Lucas Ponce, 20 Tomas Lezana, 21 Martin Landajo, 22 Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias, 23 Horacio Agulla

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