Moroni starts for Pumas against Scotland

2018-11-22 20:01
Matias Moroni

Edinburgh - Matias Moroni will start at outside centre for Argentina against Scotland at Murrayfield on Saturday.

The Pumas will be looking to bounce back from last weekend's 28-13 loss to France in Lille, with coach Mario Ledesma making one change to his back division and in the pack.

Moroni comes off the bench to switch places with Matias Orlando.

Up front Rodrigo Bruni starts at openside flanker, with Guido Petti moving to the second row instead of Matias Alemanno.

Argentina have also altered the balance of their replacements to give them more backline options, with wing Sebastian Cancelliere and scrumhalf Martin Landajo both on the bench.

Scotland named their side on Wednesday.

Gregor Townsend, the Scotland coach, made eight changes - with Finn Russell and Adam Hastings deployed as dual playmakers - from the side that lost 26-20 to South Africa at Murrayfield last week.

Argentina team to play Scotland at Murrayfield on Saturday.



15 Stuart Hogg, 14 Blair Kinghorn, 13 Huw Jones, 12 Finn Russell, 11 Sean Maitland, 10 Adam Hastings, 9 Greig Laidlaw (captain), 8 Josh Strauss, 7 Hamish Watson, 6 Jamie Ritchie, 5 Jonny Gray, 4 Grant Gilchrist, 3 Simon Berghan, 2 Fraser Brown, 1 Allan Dell

Substitutes: 16 Stuart McInally, 17 Alex Allan, 18 WP Nel, 19 Sam Skinner, 20 Ryan Wilson, 21 George Horne, 22 Alex Dunbar, 23 Byron McGuigan


15 Emiliano Boffelli; 14 Bautista Delguy, 13 Matias Moroni, 12 Jeronimo De La Fuente, 11 Ramiro Moyano; 10 Nicolas Sanchez, 9 Gonzalo Bertranou; 8 Javier Ortega Desio, 7 Rodrigo Bruni, 6 Pablo Matera (captain); 5 Tomas Lavanini, 4 Guido Petti; 3 Santiago Medrano, 2 Agustin Creevy, 1 Santiago Garcia Botta

Substitutes: 16 Julian Montoya, 17 Juan Pablo Zeiss, 18 Lucio Sordoni, 19 Matias Alemanno, 20 Tomas Lezana, 21 Martin Landajo, 22 Matias Orlando, 23 Sebastian Cancelliere

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