Rugby Championship

Albacete returns for Pumas

2013-09-23 20:00
Patricio Albacete (Gallo Images)
Buenos Aires - Lock Patricio Albacete was one of six changes to the Argentina team named on Monday to face New Zealand in their Rugby Championship match in La Plata on Saturday.

Albacete, Argentina's most accomplished second row forward, has missed virtually all of the southern hemisphere's top tournament after coming off injured after 15 minutes of their opening defeat against South Africa in Soweto last month.

Hooker Eusebio Guinazu is the other change in the forwards from the Pumas side who lost 14-13 to Australia nine days ago, replacing Agustin Creevy, who drops to the bench.

Coach Santiago Phelan has made four changes in the backs in a side announced by the Argentine Rugby Union including scrumhalf Martin Landajo, who replaces Tomas Cubelli.

Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino comes in for Horacio Agulla on the right wing and centres Santiago Fernandez and Marcelo Bosch replace Felipe Contepomi and Gonzalo Tiesi, who is out of the 22 altogether.



15 Juan Martin Hernandez, 14 Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino, 13 Marcelo Bosch, 12 Santiago Fernandez, 11 Juan Imhoff, 10 Nicolas Sanchez, 9 Martin Landajo, 8 Juan Manuel Leguizamon, 7 Pablo Matera, 6 Juan Fernandez Lobbe (captain), 5 Patricio Albacete, 4 Julio Farias Cabello, 3 Juan Figallo, 2 Eusebio Guinazu, 1 Marcos Ayerza.

Replacements: 16 Agustin Creevy, 17 Nahuel Lobo, 18 Juan Pablo Orlandi, 19 Mariano Galarza, 20 Benjamín Macome, 21 Tomas Cubelli, 22 Felipe Contepomi, 23 Horacio Agulla

New Zealand:



What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Sport Talk

Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

The Springboks' 25-24 defeat to the All Blacks at Newlands was ...

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.