Isa blow for Pumas

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 19:40
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TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: It will be an injury-ravaged Argentinean team that will face Australian in a historic match at Twickenham on Saturday.

The encounter, the first Southern Hemisphere championship encounter to be played at Twickenham, is the last match of the Rugby Championship for this year.

Pumas coach Daniel Hourcade made four changes - which could become six, depending on late fitness tests for star playmaker Nicolás Sánchez and wing Manuel Montero.

Should either or both of them fail their fitness tests, Santiago González Iglesias, Jerónimo De la Fuente and Ramiro Moyano will come into the picture.

Iglesias could start at flyhalf, if Sanchez is out, with De la Fuente taking his place in midfield, while Ramiro Moyano will slot in on the wing.

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

Date: Saturday, October 8
Venue: Twickenham, England
Kick-off: 18.30 (15.30 ART; 05.30 AEDT, Sunday, October 9)
Referee: Mathieu Raynal (France)
Assistant referees: JP Doyle (England), Matthew Carley (England)
TMO: Rowan Kitt (England)

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