Experienced Pumas to face All Blacks

Argentina have selected their strongest available starting lineup for Sunday's World Cup match against New Zealand at Wembley.

Coach Daniel Hourcade has picked Santiago Cordero on the right wing ahead of Horacio Agulla, with Juan Imhoff on the left and Joaquin Tuculet at fullback.

The experienced midfield duo Juan Martín Hernandéz and Marcelo Bosch are partnered in the centres, with Nicolas Sanchéz and Tomas Cubelli at flyhalf and scrumhalf respectively.

In the tight five, captain Agustìn Creevy is at hooker, with props Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro and Marcos Ayerza either side of him; Tomas Lavanini and Guido Petti are the locks.

The back row consists of Pablo Matera, Juan Martin Fernandéz Lobbe and Leonardo Senatore.

Among the substitutes, Ramiro Herrera will make his return from injury via the bench, alongside the likes of Mario Galarza, Juan Manuel Leguizamon and Martin Landajo.

Argentina – 15 Joaquin Tuculet, 14 Santiago Cordero, 13 Marcelo Bosch, 12 Juan Martín Hernandéz, 11 Juan Imhoff, 10 Nicolas Sanchéz, 9 Tomas Cubelli, 8 Leonardo Senatore, 7 Juan Martin Fernandéz Lobbe, 6 Pablo Matera, 5 Tomas Lavanini, 4 Guido Petti, 3 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, 2 Agustin Creevy (c), 1 Marcos Ayerza.
Subs: 16 Julian Montoya, 17 Lucas Noguera, 18 Ramiro Herrera, 19 Mariano Galarza, 20 Juan Manuel Leguizamon, 21 Martin Landajo, 22 Jeronimo de la Fuente, 23 Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino.

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