19th September 06:08 AM
Pumas make changes for All Blacks Test in Nelson
By Semi Turaga
Friday 07/09/2018
Former Argentina hooker Mario Ledesma makes changes for All Blacks test

Argentina coach Mario Ledesma has been forced into a front row makeover for their Test against the All Blacks in Nelson.

There are four starting changes and a positional switch to the Pumas team who stunned South Africa 32‑19 in Mendoza two weeks ago, when they notched just a fourth win in 35 Rugby Championship Tests.

Santiago Garcia Botta is in the team pushing Jaguares teammate Nahuel Tetax Chaparro to the tighthead side.

All three front row reserves have been changed, including the recall of Leicester veteran Gaston Cortes, whose most recent Test was six years ago.

There is a return at halfback for 82‑Test veteran Martin Landajo in place of Gonzalo Bertranou.

He links with experienced French‑based five‑eighth Nicolas Sanchez.

The All Blacks will meet Argentina at 7.35pm tomorrow while the Wallabies face the Springboks at 10pm tomorrow.

Pumas: Emiliano Boffelli, Bautista Delguy, Matias Moroni, Jeronimo de la Fuente, Ramiro Moyano, Nicolas Sanchez, Martin Landajo, Javier Ortega Desio, Marcos Kremer, Tomas Lezana, Tomas Lavanini, Guido Petti, Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, Agustin Creevy (capt), Santiago Garcia Botta.

Reserves: Julian Montoya, Juan Pablo Zeiss, Gaston Cortez, Matias Alemanno, Pablo Matera, Tomas Cubelli, Bautista Ezcurra, Juan Cruz Mallia.

[Source: TVNZ]

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