Argentina head coach Mario Ledesma has maintained his starting 15 for the Tri-Nations clash against Australia set for Saturday at McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle at 11:45 EAT.
The coach opted to keep the starting squad that beat All Blacks 25-15 with three changes being made on the bench. Prop Santiago Socino, loose forward Facundo Isa and utility back Emiliano Boffelli have replaced Facundo Bosch, Tomas Lezana and Lucio Cinti.
Pablo Matera will continue leading the side as captain as he line-up alongside Marcos Kremer and Rodrigo Bruni in the back row. Tomas Cubelli, Nicolas Sanchez are in the halfbacks.
The winner of this encounter is expected to move top of the Tri-Nations log.
Argentina – 15 Santiago Carreras, 14 Bautista Delguy, 13 Matias Orlando, 12 Santiago Chocobares, 11 Juan Imhoff, 10 Nicolas Sanchez, 9 Tomas Cubelli, 8 Rodrigo Bruni, 7 Marcos Kremer, 6 Pablo Matera (c), 5 Matias Alemanno, 4 Guido Petti, 3 Francisco Gomez Kodela, 2 Julian Montoya, 1 Nahuel Tetaz Chapparo.
Replacements: 16 Santiago Socino, 17 Mayco Vivas, 18 Santiago Medrano, 19 Santiago Grondona, 20 Facundo Isa, 21 Gonzalo Bertranou, 22 Emiliano Boffelli, 23 Santiago Cordero.