TRC Rd 3: Injuries Force Argentina Changes for All Black Test

08 Sep 2016
TRC Rd 3: Injuries Force Argentina Changes for All Black Test

Pumas head coach Daniel Hourcade has had to make several changes to his squad due to injuries for the round three clash against the All Blacks in Hamilton.

Wing Manuel Montero, inspirational loose forward Juan Manuel Leguizamon and lock Tomas Lavini are all missing from the side that beat South Africa 26-24 in Salta on August 27. Matias Moroni slots onto the right wing with the electric Santiago Cordero switching to the left wing. In the forwards, Javier Ortega Desio comes into openside flanker and Guido Petti is elevated from the bench into the second row.

On the bench, 19-year-old former Argentina Under 20 star Marcos Kremer is set to make his debut. The 115kg loose forward is noted as a powerful ball runner and impressed in appearances for the Jaguares late in the Super Rugby season. 

Argentina are looking for the first Test win over the All Blacks in 22 attempts with their best result being a 21-21 draw in 1985.

15. Joaquin Tuculet
14. Matias Moroni
13. Matias Orlando
12. Juan Martin Hernandez
11. Santiago Cordero
10. Nicolas Sanchez
9. Martin Landajo
8. Facundo Isa
7. Javier Ortega Desio
6. Pablo Matera
5. Matias Alemanno
4. Guido Petti
3. Ramiro Herrera
2. Agustin Creevy – captain
1. Nahuel Tetaz

16. Julian Montoya
17. Lucas Noguera
18. Enrique Pieretto
19. Marcos Kremer
20. Leonardo Senatore
21. Tomas Cubelli
22. Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias
23. Ramiro Moyano