TRC Rd 5: Hourcade makes adjustments for All Blacks

30 Sep 2016
TRC Rd 5: Hourcade makes adjustments for All Blacks

Argentina head coach Daniel Hourcade has named a Pumas side with three changes for the Round 5 clash against New Zealand’s All Blacks in Buenos Aires.

There had been injury concerns over captain Agustin Creevy and Guido Petti but both have been named in the starting side.

Petti starts in the second row with Javier Ortega Desio moving back to the backrow and stating in the No.7 jersey where he joins Pablo Matera and Facundo Isa. Veteran Juan Manuel Leguizamon rotates to the bench.

Martin Landajo starts ahead of Tomas Cubelli at scrum-half while Ramiro Moyano starts ahead of Lucas González Amorosino on the wing.

Head coach Hourcade said that, “playing at home and against the All Blacks is a huge motivation. As always we have chosen the best players for this match according to the strategy that we will use.”

“We had a very good 55 minutes in Hamilton and we must learn to manage our energy and not to wear ourselves down.

Every game teaches you something and goes to more than the result, we know how we attack and we have to put them under pressure in both attack and defence.”

1. Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro
2. Agustin Creevy - captain
3. Ramiro Herrera
4. Guide Petti
5. Matias Alemanno
6. Pablo Matera
7. Javier Ortega Desio
8. Facundo Isa
9. Martin Landajo
10. Nicolas Sanchez
11. Ramiro Moyano
12. Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias
13. Matias Moroni
14. Santiago Cordero
15. Joaquin Tuculet

16. Julian Montoya
17. Lucas Noguera
18. Enrique Pieretto
19. Juan Leguizamon
20. Leonardo Senatore
21. Tomas Cubelli
22. Jeronimo De La Fuente
23. Matias Orlando