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Argentina make seven changes for All Blacks

Nicolas Sanchez will face a late fitness Test

Argentina head coach Daniel Hourcade has named a team with seven changes to the side that lost to South Africa for this weekend’s Rugby championship match against the All Blacks in New Plymouth

Hourcade’s changes have been partially influenced by injury as two of the players that featured in Salta have been ruled out for fitness reasons.

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Five-eighth Juan Martin Hernandez has a stomach problem and has been replaced by Nicolas Sanchez while Ramiro Herrera has a back strain.

Herrera has been replaced by tighthead prop Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro who missed the match in Salta due to a head injury.

No 8 Benjamin Macome comes into the starting side for veteran Juan Manuel Leguizamon and openside specialist Javier Ortega Desio replaces f Tomas Lezana.

In the second row Guido Petti replaces Tomas Lavanini who has been left out of the squad after he was sent off in Salta.

Houcade has also tinkered with his backs as winger Santiago Cordero and centre Matias Moroni come in for Ramiro Moyano and Matias Orlando respectively.


Joaquin Tuculet, Santiago Cordero, Matias Moroni, Jeronimo de la Fuente, Emiliano Boffelli, Nicolas Sanchez, Tomas Cubelli, Benjamin Macome, Javier Ortega Desio, Pablo Matera, Guido Petti, Matias Alemanno, Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, Agustin Creevy (c), Lucas Noguera Paz

Replacements: Julian Montoya, Santiago Garcia Botta, Enrique Pieretto, Marcos Kremer, Tomas Lezana, Martin Landajo, Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias, Matias Orlando