Pumas start Contepomi
- 02 Oct 2013
Felipe Contepomi has been recalled as one of two changes to Argentina's line-up for their Castle Rugby Championship clash with the Wallabies in Rosario.
The veteran centre replaces Santiago Fernandez at 12, while Horacio Agulla comes in for Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino on the right wing.
In a late change, tighthead prop Juan Figallo was ruled out of the match due to a back injury and replaced by Juan Pablo Orlandi, with Matias Diaz coming onto the bench.
Argentina have lost all five matches this season, including a 33-15 loss on Saturday against New Zealand, but they will be eyeing up Australia, who beat them 14-13 in Perth.
'As always, we think we have our best 15 to start the game,' said Pumas coach Santiago Phelan. 'Felipe and Horacio are two great players who bring a lot to the team. The team has been playing well and these two experienced players are important.'
Argentina – 15 Juan Martin Hernandez, 14 Horacio Agulla, 13 Marcelo Bosch, 12 Felipe Contepomi, 11 Juan Imhoff, 10 Nicolas Sanchez, 9 Martin Landajo, 8 Juan Manuel Leguizamon, 7 Pablo Matera, 6 Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe (c), 5 Patricio Albacete, 4 Julio Farias Cabello, 3 Juan Pablo Orlandi, 2 Eusebio Guinazu, 1 Marcos Ayerza.
Subs: 16 Agustin Creevy, 17 Nahuel Lobo, 18 Matias Diaz, 19 Manuel Carizza, 20 Benjamn Macome, 21 Tomas Cubelli, 22 Santiago Fernandez, 23 Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino.
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