Rugby

Argentina change 4 for Japan clash

2016-11-03 12:06
Agustín Creevy (TEAMtalk Media)

Cape Town - Argentina head coach Daniel Hourcade has named a strong starting line-up for Saturday's clash against Japan in Tokyo.

Kick-off is at 07:40 (SA time).

Hourcade has kept faith with the players who did duty during the recent Rugby Championship and made four changes to the side which lost to the Wallabies at Twickenham earlier this month.

In the forwards, there are two changes with Facundo Isa and Tomás Lezana replacing Leonardo Senatore and Pablo Matera at number eight and on the blindside flank, respectively.

Meanwhile, in the backline, Nicolás Sánchez returns at flyhalf where he comes in for Santiago González Iglesias while Santiago Cordero takes over from Ramiro Moyano on the left wing.

Senatore, Iglesias and Moyano have been included on the replacements bench.

Teams:

Japan

TBA

Argentina

15 Joaquín Tuculet, 14 Matías Moroni, 13 Matías Orlando, 12 Jerónimo de la Fuente, 11 Santiago Cordero, 10 Nicolás Sánchez, 9 Martín Landajo, 8 Facundo Isa, 7 Javier Ortega Desio, 6 Tomás Lezana, 5 Matías Alemanno, 4 Guido Petti, 3 Ramiro Herrera, 2 Agustín Creevy (captain), 1 Lucas Noguera 

Substitutes: 16 Julián Montoya, 17 Santiago García Botta, 18 Enrique Pieretto, 19 Leonardo Senatore, 20 Juan Manuel Leguizamon, 21 Tomás Cubelli, 22 Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias, 23 Ramiro Moyano

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