Pumas change for French fling

Tue, 13 Nov 2012 16:10
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Three changes to the starting line-up

Injuries have forced Argentina coach Santiago Phelan to tweak his backline for Saturday's Test match against France in Lille.

Last Saturday’s 26-12 win over Wales in Cardiff came at a price as centre Felipe Contepomi and fullback Juan Martin Hernandez have both been ruled through injury.

Hernandez misses out after sustaining a knock while Contepomi suffered knee ligament damage that threatened to end his career.

Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino steps in to replace Hernandez in the No.15 jersey and Marcelo Bosch fills the void in midfield.

The final change is also in the back division, with Horacio Agulla taking over from Gonzalo Camacho on the wing.

Argentina: 15 Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino, 14 Horacio Agulla, 13 Gonzalo Tiesi, 12 Marcelo Bosch, 11 Juan Imhoff, 10 Nicolas Sanchez, 9 Martin Landajo, 8 Leonardo Senatore, 7 Juan Manuel Leguizamon, 6 Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe (captain), 5 Julio Farias Cabello, 4 Manuel Carizza, 3 Juan Figallo, 2 Eusebio Guinazu, 1 Marcos Ayerza.
Replacements: 16 Agustin Creevy, 17 Nahuel Lobo, 18 Francisco Gomez Kodela, 19 Tomas Vallejos, 20 Tomas de la Vega, 21 Tomas Cubelli, 22 Gonzalo Camacho, 23Joaquin Tuculet.

Date: Saturday, November 18
Venue: Grand Stade Lille Metropole, Lille
Kick-off: 21.00 (20.00 GMT)
Referee: Steve Walsh (Australia)
Assistant referees: Jaco Peyper (South Africa), David Changleng (Scotland)
TMO: Carlo Damasco (Italy)