Super Rugby

Matera to miss Jaguares clash with Blues




Argentina’s Super Rugby team the Jaguares will be without their inspirational captain Pablo Matera for their match against the Blues at Eden park in Auckland on Saturday.

Matera will miss the match due to a shoulder injury he sustained playing against the Brumbies in Canberra last weekend.

In Matera’s absence the Jaguares will be captained by Joaquin Tuculet at fullback.

Javier Ortega Desio moves from eighthman to blindside flank and Leonardo Senatore moves up from the bench to start at No.8.

In the second row Matias Alemanno starts ahead of Tomas Lavanini in the second row with the latter being named on the bench.

At scrumhalf Martin Landajo starts in the number 9 jersey instead of Gonzalo Bertranou.

Elsewhere in the back line Bautista Delguy starts ahead of Sebastian Cancelliere who is rotated down to the replacements bench.


15 Joaquin Tuculet (captain), 14 Bautista Delguy, 13 Matias Orlando, 12 Jeronimo De La Fuente, 11 Emiliano Boffelli, 10 Nicolas Sanchez, 9 Martin Landajo, 8 Leonardo Senatore, 7 Marcos Kremer, 6 Javier Ortega Desio, 5 Matias Alemanno, 4 Guido Petti Pagadizaval, 3 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, 2 Agustin Creevy, 1 Santiago Garcia Botta

Replacements: 16 Julian Montoya, 17 Javier Manuel Diaz, 18 Juan Pablo Zeiss, 19 Tomas Lavanini, 20 Tomas Lezana, 21 Gonzalo Bertranou, 22 Bautista Ezcurra, 23 Sebastian Cancelliere

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