Argentina Mix It Up For Ireland Test

09 Nov 2018
Argentina Mix It Up For Ireland Test

Argentina coach Mario Ledesma has sprung a surprise by naming Guido Petti to start at flanker for Test against Ireland in Dublin.

Ledesma has made five changes to the side that lost to the Wallabies 45-34 in the final round of the Rugby Championship.

Marcos Kremer drops out of the matchday 23 altogether and has been replaced by Matias Alemanno, as Petti shifts from lock to openside flanker.

Santiago Medrano takes the place of Ramiro Herrera at tighthead prop, while Santiago Garcia Botta comes in for Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro at loosehead.

Tomas Cubelli comes back into the scrum-half position for Gonzalo Bertranou, while Matias Moroni is replaced by Bautista Delguy on the wing.

15 Emiliano Boffelli
14 Bautista Delguy
13 Matias Orlando
12 Jeronimo de la Fuente
11 Ramiro Moyano
10 Nicholas Sanchez
9 Tomas Cubelli
8 Javier Ortega Desio
7 Guido Petti
6 Pablo Matera (c)
5 Tomas Lavanini
4 Matias Alemanno
3 Santiago Medrano
2 Agustin Creevy
1 Santiago Garcia Botta

16 Julian Montoya
17 Juan Pablo Zeiss
18 Lucio Sordoni
19 Rodrgo Bruni
20 Thomas Lezana
21 Gonzalo Bertranou
22 Joaquin Diaz Bonilla
23 Matias Moroni

 

Rory Best returns to lead Ireland at hooker in a much-changed side for their November internationalagainst Argentina at the Aviva Stadium.

Best missed out on Ireland’s June tour to Australia through injury and was not part of the squad that travelled to Chicago to face Italy last week.

He is joined in the front-row by Cian Healy and Tadhg Furlong. Iain Henderson and James Ryan start at lock with Peter O’Mahony, Sean O’Brien and CJ Stander filling the back-row slots.

Kieran Marmion partners Jonathan Sexton at half-back with Bundee Aki and Robbie Henshaw at inside and outside centre respectively.

Jordan Larmour is named at full-back for his first start at Aviva Stadium. He is joined in the back three by Jacob Stockdale and Keith Earls.

The replacements for Saturday are Sean Cronin, Jack McGrath, Andrew Porter, Devin Toner, Dan Leavy, Luke McGrath, Joey Carbery and Andrew Conway.

I15 Jordan Larmour
14 Keith Earls
13 Robbie Henshaw
12 Bundee Aki
11 Jacob Stockdale
10 Jonathan Sexton
9 Kieran Marmion
8 CJ Stander
7 Sean O’Brien
6 Peter O’Mahony
5 James Ryan
4 Iain Henderson
3 Tadhg Furlong
2 Rory Best (c)
1 Cian Healy

16 Sean Cronin
17 Jack McGrath
18 Andrew Porter
19 Devin Toner
20 Dan Leavy
21 Luke McGrath
22 Joey Carbery
23 Andrew Conway