Amorosino back to face Boks

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 19:46

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Argentina head coach Daniel Hourcade has made just one change to his matchday squad for the return Rugby Championship Test against South Africa.

Hourcade named an unchanged starting XV from the side that went down 23-30 to the Springboks in Nelspruit last week, for the Round Two encounter in Salta this coming Saturday.

However, there is an important change to the replacement bench - with Lucas González Amorosino coming in to replace Ramiro Moyano.

Flank Juan Manuel Leguizamón will be playing his 70th Test for Los Pumas.

It will also be a special match for scrumhalf Thomas Cubelli, who will be playing in his 50th Test if he comes off the bench.

Leguizamon made his debut for Los Pumas 11 years ago, against Japan.

However, Cubelli made his debut in 2011 against Chile .

It will be the 24th match between Argentina and South Africa - with the Boks having won 21 times, a draw and the Pumas' only win having come in Durban last year.

The Pumas were leading the Springboks going into the final 10 minutes last week, before two late tries - by Johan Goosen and Warren Whiteley  - secured the Boks the victory.

Argentina: 15 Joaquín Tuculet, 14 Santiago Cordero, 13 Matías Orlando, 12 Juan Martín Hernández, 11 Manuel Montero, 10 Nicolás Sánchez, 9 Martín Landajo, 8 Facundo Isa, 7 Juan Manuel Leguizamón, 6 Pablo Matera, 5 Tomás Lavanini, 4 Matías Alemanno, 3 Ramiro Herrera, 2 Agustín Creevy (captain), 1 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro.
Replacements: 16 Julian Montoya, 17 Felipe Arregui, 18 Enrique Pieretto, 19 Guido Petti, 20 Javier Ortega Desio, 21 Tomas Cubelli, 22 Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias, 23 Lucas González Amorosino.

Date: Saturday, August 27
Venue: Estadio Padre Ernesto Martearena, Salta
Kick-off: 16.40 (21.40 SA time; 19.40 GMT)
Referee: Jerome Garces
Assistant referees: Glen Jackson, Ben O'Keeffe
TMO: George Ayoub

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