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Montoya starts for Jaguares against Southern Kings

BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA - MARCH 25: Julian Montoya of Jaguares is tackled during the Super Rugby Rd 5 match between Jaguares and Reds at Jose Amalfitani Stadium on March 25, 2017 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Photo by Daniel Jayo/LatinContent/Getty Images)

Jaguares Super Rugby head coach Raul Perez has named a team with six changes for this weekend’s Super Rugby match against the Southern Kings in their final home match at Velez Sarsfeld this season.

Perez has chosen to start Julian Montoya for the first time this season as captain Agustín Creevy has been left out of the squad.

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With Creevy out of the match the Jaguares will be captained by Martin Landajo at scrumhalf.

Montoya will be partnered in the front row by props Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro and Lucas Noguera with Matías Alemanno and Guido Petti in the second row.

Pablo Matera returns to the team to replace Tomas Lezana.

In the backs Emiliano Boffelli and Matías Moroni replace Jerónimo De la Fuente and Ramiro Moyano while Bautista Ezcurra comes in to play first centre.

“It’s our last home game and it would be great if people came out to encourage us. It was a year that started very well and then the results did not come. I think things were very good in terms of the game, but we still have a lot of things to correct, “said Montoya.


15 Joaquín Tuculet, 14 Matías Moroni, 13 Matías Orlando, 12 Bautista Ezcurra, 11 Emiliano Boffelli, 10 Nicolás Sánchez, 9 Martín Landajo (c), 8 Leonardo Senatore, 7 Juan Manuel Leguizamón, 6 Pablo Matera, 5 Matías Alemanno, 4 Guido Petti, 3 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, 2 Julián Montoya, 1 Lucas Noguera

Replacements: 16 Roberto Tejerizo, 17 Santiago García Botta, 18 Enrique Pieretto, 19 Ignacio Larrague, 20 Rodrigo Báez, 21 Gonzalo Bertanou, 22 Joaquín Díaz Bonilla, 23 Santiago Cordero