Jeronimo de la Fuente has returned to the starting lineup to lead a strong Jaguares outfit against the Sharks in Buenos Aires on Saturday.
De la Fuente’s return is one of nine changes to the starting XV from the Jaguares’ win over the Reds last weekend, which saw the Argentinian side take control of the South African conference.
Emiliano Boffelli will start at fullback in place of Juan Cruz Mallía and is joined in the back three by Sebastian Cancelliere and Santiago Carreras, who shifts from the right to the left wing.
Joaquín Díaz Bonilla retains his place at flyhalf, but will form the halfback partnership with Tomás Cubelli, who replaces Felipe Ezcurra.
There are a further five changes to the pack as both Juan Manuel Leguizamón and Pablo Matera come into the loose trio. Marcos Kremer partners Tomás Lavanini in the second row, while Santiago Medrano and Mayco Vivas flank Agustin Creevy in the front row.
Jaguares – 15 Emiliano Boffelli, 14 Sebastian Cancelliere, 13 Matías Moroni, 12 Jeronimo de la Fuente (c), 11 Santiago Carreras, 10 Joaquín Díaz Bonilla, 9 Tomás Cubelli, 8 Javier Ortega Desio, 7 Juan Manuel Leguizamón, 6 Pablo Matera, 5 Tomás Lavanini, 4 Marcos Kremer, 3 Santiago Medrano, 2 Agustín Creevy, 1 Mayco Vivas.
Subs: 16 Julián Montoya, 17 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, 18 Enrique Pieretto, 19 Lucas Paulos, 20 Francisco Gorrisen, 21 Felipe Ezcurra, 22 Domingo Miotti, 23 Matias Orlando.
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