Ireland

Pumas change two for Irish re-run

Thu, 12 Jun 2014 15:00
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Argentinean coach Daniel Hourcade has made two changes to his team for the second Test against Ireland, in Tucumán on Saturday.

Antonio Ahualli de Chazal comes in at No.8 in place of the injured Benjamin Macome.

Hourcade also recalled star wing Lucas González Amorosino in place of Santiago Cordero in the No.14 jersey.

There are three new faces on the bench - hooker Santiago Iglesias Valdez, prop Matías Díaz and outside back Matías Orlando.

Julian Montoya and Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro drop out of the matchday 22, along with Cordero.

Los Pumas and Ireland will go head-to-head for the 19th time - with Ireland winning 11 of their previous encounters, including 29-17 last week, while Argentina have seven wins to their credit.

This will be the first time the two will meet in Tucumán.

However, for the Pumas, this will be his sixth Test in this province.

In Tucumán Los Pumas have won three of their previous five appearances - against Japan in 1993, Italy in 1995 and Wales in 2004 - and two losses (against Scotland in 2010 and France in 2012).

Argentina: 15 Joaquín Tuculet, 14 Lucas González Amorosino, 13 Jerónimo De la Fuente, 12 Gabriel Ascárate, 11 Manuel Montero, 10 Nicolás Sánchez, 9 Martín Landajo (captain), 8 Antonio Ahualli de Chazal, 7 Tomás De la Vega, 6 Rodrigo Báez, 5 Tomas Lavanini, 4 Manuel Carizza, 3 Ramiro Herrera, 2 Matías Cortese, 1 Lucas Noguera Paz.
Replacements: 16 Santiago Iglesias Valdez, 17 Bruno Postiglioni, 18 Matías Díaz, 19 Matías Alemanno, 20 Javier Ortega Desio, 21 Tomás Cubelli, 22 Santiago González Iglesias, 23 Matías Orlando.

Date: Saturday, June 14
Venue: Estadio José Fierro, Tucumán
Kick-off: 15.40 (18.40 GMT; 19.40 BST)
Referee: Pascal Gauzère (France)
Assistant referees: Glen Jackson (New Zealand), John Lacey (Ireland)
TMO: Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)

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