Wholesale Changes For Los Pumas


Argentina announced their side to play Australia in the last Tri-Nations test of the season. Eight changes and two positional changes were made after a week of turmoil in the camp.

Jerónimo de la Fuente takes over the captaincy from Pablo Matera who was suspended after racist tweets from 2011 to 2013 come to light.

At the back, the coaches made four changes. Santiago Carreras take over from Emiliano Boffelli at fullback. Bautista Delguy comes in at wing for Ramiro Moyano while Emiliao Beffelli replaces Santiago Cordero on the other wing. Matias Orlando is the new centre partner of captain de la Fuente.

At Eight Rodrigo Bruni replaces Facundo Isa who moves to #7 in the place of Marcos Kremer. Santiago Grondona replaces disgraced captain Pablo Matera at six while Marcos Kremer moves to lock in the place of Lucas Paulos. Matias Alemanno is Kremer's new lock partner.

Julian Montoya is the only survivor in the front row at hooker. Gomez Kodela replaces Santiago Medrano at tight-head while Tetaz Chaparro replace Mayco Vivas at loose-head who drops to the bench.

Argentina: 15 Santiago Carreras, 14 Batista Delguy, 13 Matias Orlando, 12 Jerónimo de la Fuente (C), 11 Emiliao Beffelli, 10 Nicolas Sanchez, 9 Felipe Ezcurra, 8 Rodrigo Bruni , 7 Facunda Isa, 6 Santiago Grondona, 5 Marcos Kremer, 4 Matias Alemanno, 3 Gomez Kodela, 2 Julian Montoya, 1 Tetaz Chaparro. Replacements: 16 Gonzalez, 17 Mayco Vivas, 18 Zeis, 19 Lucas Paulos, 20. Gorissen, 21 Gonzalo Bertranou, 22 Miotti 23 Choccobares.