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Lavanini returns for Argentina against South Africa

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Argentina rugby head coach Mario Ledesma has made one change to the Pumas side that lost to South Africa in the opening round of the Rugby championship.

Ledesma has replaced Matias Alemanno with Tomas Lavanini for this match after the team lost 34-21 to the Springboks ion Durban on Saturday.

As Lavanini comes into the starting line up Matias Alemanno rotates to the replacements where they are three other changes.

Centre Jeronimo de la Fuente, scrumhalf Tomas Cubelli and hooker Facundo Bosch all come into the side on the bench.

As a result Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias, hooker Diego Fortuny and scrumhalf Martin Landajo all drop out of the match day squad.

Argentina

15 Emiliano Boffelli, 14 Bautista Delguy, 13 Matias Moroni, 12 Bautista Ezcurra, 11 Ramiro Moyano, 10 Nicolas Sanchez, 9 Gonzalo Bertranou, 8 Javier Ortega Desio, 7 Marcos Kremer, 6 Pablo Matera, 5 Tomas Lavanini, 4 Guido Petti, 3 Juan Figallo, 2 Agustin Creevy (captain), 1 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro.

Replacements: 16 Facundo Bosch, 17 Santiago Garcia Botta, 18 Santiago Medrano, 19 Matias Alemanno, 20 Tomas Lezana, 21, Tomas Cubelli, 22 Jeronimo De La Fuente, 23 Juan Cruz Mallia

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