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Argentina effect changes ahead of All Blacks test

Argentina head coach Mario Ledesma has made changes to his starting squad for the Tri-Nations clash against All Blacks in Newcastle on Saturday 11:45 EAT.

The Pumas are hoping to complete a double over All Blacks having won the first encounter 25-15 in Sydney.

Props Marcos Vivas and Santiago Medrano have been called to the starting squad while Facundo Isa who came off the bench against the Wallabies last week starts at No.8 replacing  Rodrigo Bruni.

Lucas Paulos earns first start taking jersey five from Matias Alemanno.

The midfield pairing of centres Santiago Chocobares and Matias Orlando has paved way for Jeronimo de la Fuente and Juan Cruz Mallia. On the wing are Santiago Cordero and Ramiro Moyano, while at fullback the experienced Emiliano Boffelli replaces Santiagi Carreras.

Argentina:1. Mayco Vivas, 2. Julián Montoya, 3. Santiago Medrano, 4. Guido Petti, 5. Lucas Paulos*, 6. Pablo Matera (captain), 7. Marcos Kremer, 8. Facundo Isa, 9. Felipe Ezcurra, 10. Nicolás Sánchez, 11. Santiago Cordero, 12. Jerónimo de la Fuente, 13. Juan Cruz Mallía, 14. Ramiro Moyano, 15. Emiliano Boffelli.

Replacements: 16. Santiago Socino, 17. Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, 18. Lucio Sordoni, 19. Matías Alemanno, 20. Santiago Grondona, 21. Gonzalo Bertranou, 22. Santiago Carreras 23. Lucas Mensa.


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