Rugby Championship

Argentina add new faces ahead of Bok return clash

2018-08-20 13:33
Mario Ledesma (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Argentina, desperately seeking to bounce back after their defeat to the Springboks in their 2018 Rugby Championship opener in Durban, have made a number of changes to their squad.

READ: 5 talking points - Springboks v Argentina

The Springboks won Saturday's clash at Kings Park 34-21 and will now travel to Mendoza for next weekend's return fixture.

Kick-off is at 21:10 SA time.

Centre Jerónimo de la Fuente has been recalled to the Pumas' squad following injury, as have fellow backline players Santiago Alvarez Fourcade and Santiago Carreras.

The latter two are uncapped at international level.

Another debutant, hooker Facundo Bosch, has also been drafted in from French Top 14 club Agen.

Bosch becomes the second European-based player to be called up by coach Mario Ledesma after Saracens’ prop Juan Figallo played in Durban.

READ: Rassie Erasmus trims Springbok squad for Mendoza clash

Meanwhile, Rassie Erasmus has trimmed the Springbok squad by three players, cutting Jean-Luc du Preez (loose forward), Sikhumbuzo Notshe (loose forward) and Marvin Orie (lock).

Uncapped flank Cyle Brink underwent surgery last week to repair damage suffered to his injured knee.

In addition, Ross Cronje (scrumhalf), Jesse Kriel (centre) and Lwazi Mvovo (wing) are the three backs not travelling over to South America.

Argentina squad:

Matias Alemanno, Santiago Alvarez Fourcade, Gonzalo Bertranou, Emiliano Boffelli, Facundo Bosch, Rodrigo Bruni, Santiago Carreras, Agustin Creevy, Tomas Cubelli, Jeronimo De la Fuente, Bautista Delguy, Bautista Ezcurra, Juan Figallo, Diego Fortuny, Santiago Garcia Botta, Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias, Marcos Kremer, Martin Landajo, Tomas Lavanini, Tomas Lezana, Juan Cruz Mallia, Pablo Matera, Santiago Medrano, Matias Moroni, Ramiro Moyano, Javier Ortega Desio, Guido Petti, Nicolas Sanchez, Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, Juan Pablo Zeiss

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