Argentina

Hernandez back for Pumas

Thu, 22 Nov 2012 19:02
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Juan Martin Hernandez returns in one of four changes to the Pumas starting line-up for Saturday’s crunch clash against Ireland in Dublin.

The veteran utility back replaces Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino, who was one of three players omitted from the squad for the final Test of the year.

Santiago Fernandez slots into midfield in place of Gonzalo Tiesi, with Marcelo Bosch moving to inside centre, while Gonzalo Camacho comes on to the right wing for Horacio Agulla, who was also excluded from the touring party.

The only change to the pack is at tighthead prop where Maximiliano Bustos fills the void left by Juan Figallo, who received a three-week ban for head-butting French captain Pascal Pape during last weekend’s 39-22 loss in Lille.  

Argentina: 15 Juan Martin Hernandez, 14 Gonzalo Camacho, 13 Marcelo Bosch, 12 Santiago Fernandez, 11 Juan Imhoff, 10 Nicolas Sanchez, 9 Martin Landajo, 8 Leonardo Senatore, 7 Juan Manuel Leguizamon, 6 Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe, 5 Julio Farias Cabello, 4 Manuel Carizza, 3 Maximiliano Bustos, 2 Eusebio Guinazu, 1 Marcos Ayerza.
Replacements: 16 Agustin Creevy, 17 Nahuel Lobo, 18 Francisco Gomez Kodela, 19 Tomas Vallejos, 20 Tomas Leonardi, 21 Nicolas Vergallo, 22 Gonzalo Tiesi, 23 Manuel Montero.

Date: Saturday, November 24
Kick-off: 14.00 (14:00 GMT; 11.00 Arg time)
Venue: Aviva Stadium, Dublin
Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Romain Poite (France), Andrew Small (England)
TMO: Geoff Warren (England)

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