Sanchez, Cordero back for Pumas

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 07:55
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TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Argentina head coach Daniel Hourcade has named a powerful side for their clash against Japan at the Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium in Tokyo on Saturday.

Nicolas Sanchez is back in the No.10 jersey after missing his team's 21-33 loss to the Wallabies in London last month. He replaces Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias, while Santiago Cordero is back on the wing in place of Ramiro Moyano.

In the pack, Facundo Isa and Tomás Lezana replaces Leonardo Senatore and Pablo Matera in the back row.

It will be the sixth meeting between the two teams. Argentina has four wins, while Japan has one win to their name. 

Argentina: 15 Joaquín Tuculet, 14 Matías Moroni, 13 Matías Orlando, 12 Jerónimo De la Fuente, 11 Santiago Cordero, 10 Nicolás Sánchez, 9 Martín Landajo, 8 Facundo Isa, 7 Javier Ortega Desio, 6 Tomás Lezana, 5 Matías Alemanno, 4 Guido Petti, 3 Ramiro Herrera, 2 Agustín Creevy (captain), 1 Lucas Noguera.
Replacements: 16 Julián Montoya, 17 Santiago García Botta, 18 Enrique Pieretto, 19 Leonardo Senatore, 20 Juan Manuel Leguizamon, 21 Tomás Cubelli, 22 Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias, 23 Ramiro Moyano.

Date: Saturday, November 5
Venue: Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium, Tokyo
Kick-off: 14.40 (02.40 ART; 05.40 GMT)
Referee: Romain Poite (France)
Assistant referees: Craig Maxwell-Keys (England), Tim Baker (Hong Kong)
TMO: Peter Fitzgibbon (Ireland)