Trio of changes for Pumas against Wallabies

The Rugby Championship
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by Beth Newman

The Pumas have reshuffled their front row for Saturday's clash against the Wallabies.

Pumas coach Mario Ledesma was disappointed with his side's scrummaging against the All Blacks, saying post-match they were 'torn apart' in that area.

He has acted immediately, moving Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro to loosehead and bringing Santiago Medrano into the starting team.

"We got torn apart so we need to get better there," he said at the time.

"It's been the same for the last couple of years. Unfortunately other teams go hard at us there because they consider we're really strong."

Flanker Pablo Matera starts at blindside flanker in place of Tomas Lezana, bringing Juan Manuel Leguizamon into the 23 for the Gold Coast match.

Gonzalo Bertranou will start at scrumhalf ahead of Martin Landajo, with Tomas Cubelli out of the match day group.

Both the Wallabies and Pumas have one win each in the Rugby Championship so far this season, with the Pumas beating the Springboks in Mendoza and the Wallabies besting them in Brisbane last weekend.

The Wallabies host the Pumas at Cbus Super Stadium on Saturday September 15, kicking off at 8pm AEST, LIVE on FOX SPORTS, Channel Ten, Macquarie Radio and Radio. Buy tickets here.


IN: Santiago Medrano, Gonzalo Bertranou, Juan Martin Leguizamon

OUT: Gaston Cortes, Tomas Cubelli, Tomas Lezana

1. Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro

2. Agustin Creevy

3. Santiago Medrano

4. Guido Petti

5. Tomas Lavanini

6. Pablo Matera

7. Marcos Kremer

8. Javier Ortega Desio

9. Gonzalo Bertranou

10. Nicolas Sanchez

11. Ramiro Moyano

12. Jeronimo De La Fuente

13. Matias Moroni

14. Bautista Delguy

15. Emiliano Boffelli


16. Julian Montoya

17. Santiago Garcia Botta

18. Juan Pablo Zeiss

19. Matias Alemanno

20. Juan Manuel Leguizamon

21. Martin Landajo

22. Bautista Ezcurra

23. Juan Cruz Mallia