Cordero handed first Pumas start

Thu, 14 Nov 2013 15:49
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Argentina coach Daniel Hourcade has made four changes to his starting line-up for Saturday’s Test against Wales in Cardiff.

Hourcade made three alterations to his backline and one in the forwards following last weekend’s 12-31 loss to England.

Santiago Cordero, who made his debut off the bench against England, will make his first start on the left wing in place on the injured Juan Imhoff.

Elsewhere in the backline, Martin Landajo rotates with Tomas Cubelli at scrumhalf and Joaquín Tuculet replaces Lucas González Amorosino.

In the pack, Manuel Carizza starts at lock with Mariano Galarza returning to Worcester in an agreement between Argentina and the English club for the release of loose forward Leonardo Senatore, who comes on to the bench.

Argentina: 15 Joaquín Tuculet, 14 Horacio Agulla, 13 Marcelo Bosch, 12 Santiago Fernández, 11 Santiago Cordero, 10 Nicolás Sanchez, 9 Martin Landajo, 8 Juan Manuel Leguizamón (captain), 7 Julio Farias Cabello, 6 Pablo Matera, 5 Patricio Albacete, 4 Manuel Carizza, 3 Maximiliano Bustos, 2 Eusebio Guiñazú, 1 Marcos Ayerza.
Replacements: 16 Santiago Iglesias Valdez, 17 Nahuel Lobo, 18 Matías Díaz, 19 Tomás Lavanini, 20 Leonardo Senatore, 21 Tomas Cubelli, 22 Gabriel Ascárate, 23 Lucas González Amorosino.

Date: Saturday, November 16
Venue: Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Kick-off: 14.30 (14.30 GMT; 11.30, Saturday, November 16 Arg time)
Referee: John Lacey (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Steve Walsh (Australia), Lourens van der Merwe (South Africa)
TMO: Simon McDowell (Ireland)