Sanchez moves to the bench for Bulls

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 07:29
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TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Nicolás Sánchez will take a spot on the bench as the Jaguares head coach Paul Perez made five modification to the side that will take on the Bulls in Pretoria on Saturday.

Lock Guido Petti comes in for the injured Matias Alemanno, while flank Rodrigo Baez replaces Tomás Lezana, who are demoted to the bench.

At the back, the coach drafted flyhalf Santiago González Iglesias in place of stalwart Nicolás Sánchez, who takes up the number 22 jersey on the bench. 

While the other two modifications are out wide with the inclusion of two new wings,  Emiliano Boffelli and Santiago Cordero in place of Bautista Ezcurra and Ramiro Moyano.

Both teams are fresh from defeat and will hope to change the tide this Saturday. Last weekend, Jaguars was handed a 13-18 defeat at the hands of South African franchise the  Sharks. While the Bulls suffered a shock 20-21 defeat against the Sunwolves. However, for the Argentinians is was only their second defeat, while for the South Africans it were their fifth of the season.

The two share the third position in their respective conferences. Bulls with six points in Africa One and Jaguares with 19 in Africa Two. On the overall log,  the Jaguares are in seventh place and the South Africans are 14th.

Jaguares: 15 Joaquín Tuculet, 14 Santiago Cordero, 13 Matías Orlando, 12 Jerónimo de la Fuente, 11 Emiliano Boffelli, 10 Santiago González Iglesias, 9 Gonzalo Bertranou, 8 Leonardo Senatore, 7 Rodrigo Baez, 6 Pablo Matera, 5 Marcos Kremer, 4 Guido Petti, 3 Ramiro Herrera, 2 Agustín Creevy (captain), 1 Lucas Noguera Paz
Replacements: 16 Roberto Tejerizo, 17 Santiago García Botta, 18 Enrique Pieretto, 19 Benjamin Macome, 20 Tomás Lezana, 21 Felipe Ezcurra, 22 Nicolás Sánchez, 23 Ramiro Moyano

Date: Saturday, April 15
Venue: Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Kick-off: 19.30 (17.30 GMT; 14.30 Argentina Time)
Referee: Ben O'Keeffe (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Angus Gardner (Australia), Egon Seconds (South Africa)
TMO: Willie Vos (South Africa)

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