Rugby Championship News

Isa one of several changes for Argentina




Argentina head coach Mario Ledesma has named a team with five changes to the side that narrowly lost to the All Blacks and with Facundo Isa making his first start of this year’s Rugby Championship.

There is a change in the front row as Agustin Creevy did not travel with the team due to a sprain and is replaced by Julián Montoya as has happened in Super rugby this year.

Isa starts for Javier Ortega Desio, Tomás Lezana comes in for Marcos Kremer and the rest of the changes are in the backs.

Matías Moroni comes in at centre from the wing last week and the space on the wing is filled by Santiago Cordero. Joaquín Tuculet comes into the starting side at fullback.

On the replacements bench, a notable inclusion is Santiago Socino who will be in the Pumas shirt for the first time.


15 Joaquín Tuculet, 14 Santiago Cordero, 13. Matías Moroni , 12. Jerónimo de la Fuente, 11 Ramiro Moyano, 10 Nicolás Sánchez, 9 Tomás Cubelli, 8. Facundo Isa, 7 Tomás Lezana, 6 Pablo Matera, 5 Tomás Lavanini,4 Guido Petti, 3 Juan Figallo, 2 Julián Montoya, 1 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro.

Replacements: 16.Santiago Socino , 17 Mayco Vivas, 18. Ramiro Herrera, 19 Matías Alemanno, 20. Juan Manuel Leguizamon, 21 Felipe Ezcurra, 22 Joaquín Díaz Bonilla, 23 .Matías Orlando

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