Isa, Sánchez back for Pumas

Facundo Isa and Nicolás Sánchez have returned to Argentina's starting lineup for Saturday's Test against Japan in Tokyo.

The star eighthman and flyhalf were both sidelined sidelined for Argentina's final Rugby Championship match due to injury, but recovered in time for their first end-of-year Test. They replace Leonardo Senatore and Santiago Gonzalez respectively.

In the only other changes, flank Tomás Lezana starts ahead of Pablo Matera and wing Santiago Cordero takes over from Ramiro Moyano on the left wing.

Argentina –15 Joaquín Tuculet, 14 Matías Moroni, 13 Matías Orlando, 12 Jerónimo de la Fuente, 11 Santiago Cordero, 10 Nicolás Sánchez, 9 Martín Landajo, 8 Facundo Isa, 7 Javier Ortega Desio, 6 Tomás Lezana, 5 Matías Alemanno, 4 Guido Petti, 3 Ramiro Herrera, 2 Agustín Creevy (c), 1 Lucas Noguera.

Subs: 16 Julián Montoya, 17 Santiago García Botta, 18 Enrique Pieretto, 19 Leonardo Senatore, 20 Juan Manuel Leguizamón, 21 Tomás Cubelli, 22 Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias, 23 Ramiro Moyano.

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