Montero in as Pumas change three

Argentina coach Daniel Hourcade has made three changes to his starting lineup for the match against Australia on the Gold Coast on Saturday.

Two of the changes come in the backline, where Juan Imhoff and Manuel Montero come onto the wing in place of Horacio Agulla and Lucas González Amorosino respectively. Both players boast impressive try-scoring records at Test level, with Imhoff notching up 12 tries in 21 appearances, while Montero has an even more impressive 13 tries from 15 Tests.

The only other change comes in the forwards, where Matias Alemanno replaces Tomas Lavanini, who will serve his one-week suspension for an illegal entry into a ruck during the defeat to the All Blacks.

There are three further changes on the bench, with Bruno Postiglioni, Benjamin Macome and Jerónimo De la Fuente all being drafted in after sitting out the first match on tour.

Argentina – 15 Joaquín Tuculet, 14 Juan Imhoff, 13 Marcelo Bosch, 12 Juan Martín Hernández, 11 Manuel Montero, 10 Nicolás Sánchez, 9 Martin Landajo, 8 Leonardo Senatore, 7 Juan Manuel Leguizamón, 7 Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe, 5 Matias Alemanno, 4 Mariano Galarza, 3 Ramiro Herrera, 2 Agustin Creevy (c), 1 Marcos Ayerza.
Subs: 16 Matias Cortese, 17 Bruno Postiglioni, 18 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, 19 Benjamin Macome, 20 Rodrigo Báez, 21 Tomas Cubelli, 22 Jerónimo De la Fuente, 23 Lucas González Amorosino.

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