Pumas shuffle forward pack

The Rugby Championship
by Sam Phillips

Pumas coach Daniel Hourcade has named a pair of fresh locks in search of extra grunt as Argentina prepare to face the Wallabies.

Marcos Kremer and Matias Alemanno will start in the second row in place of Guido Petti and Tomas Lavanini, with Javier Ortega Desio named at openside flanker in a backrow shuffle.

Juan Manuel has been left out of the 23, with Tomas Lezana shifting from openside flanker to No. 8 in to accommodate Ortega Desio's return to the starting XV.

Tomas Cubelli won't play after fracturing his C5 vertebrae against the All Blacks, Martin Landajo slotting into the starting halfback gig.The Pumas have named a few fresh faces for the clash with the Wallabies. Photo: Getty ImagesThe rest of the backline remains unchanged for the clash with the Wallabies.


Pumas team to face the Wallabies

1. Lucas Noguera

2. Agustin Creevy (c)

3. Nahuel Tetaz

4. Marcos Kremer

5. Matias Alemanno

6. Pablo Matera

7. Javier Ortega Desio

8. Tomas Lezana

9. Martin Landajo

10. Nicolas Sanchez

11. Emiliano Boffelli

12. Jeronimo De La Fuente

13. Matias Orlando

14. Matias Moroni

15. Joaquin Tuculet


16. Julian Montoya

17. Santiago Garcia

18. Enrique Pieretto

19. Benjamin Macomme

20. Leonardo Senatore

21. Gonzalo Bertranou

22. Santiago Gonzales Iglesias

23. Santiago Cordero