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Scotland gear in eight new faces as Argentina gear in a duo

Scotland coach Gregor Townsend has made eight changes to his side to face Argentina in the final autumn Test and also a positional change that sees regular first-choice fly-half, Finn Russell, moving to inside centre for an experimental partnership with former Glasgow Warriors teammate Adam Hastings.
A new front row of Allan Dell, Fraser Brown and Simon Berghan start, while lock Grant Gilchrist is joined in a new-look pack by flanker Jamie Ritchie and number eight Josh Strauss while Blair Kinghorn is also given a run-out on against the Pumas on the wing.
Scotland will be looking to bounce back from last weekend’s defeat and replicate their record 44-15 trouncing off Argentina in Resistencia during the summer.
Argentina
Argentina’s head coach, Mario Lendesma, has made to changes to the team that fell to France last weekend. Guido Petti surviving in the starting line-up but will return to position as a second row sending Matías Alemanno to the bench. In the loose forwards, Rodrigo Bruni will have his test debut at blindside flank.
In the backs, Matías Moroni returns to the position instead of Matías Orlando who will be a substitute. Among the reserves there are also two returns of Martín Landajo and Sebastián Cancelliere as reserve backs.
Scotland XV: 15.Stuart Hogg, 14.Sean Maitland, 13.Huw Jones, 12.Finn Russell, 11.Blair Kinghorn, 10.Adam Hastings, 9.Greig Laidlaw, 8.Allan Dell, 7.Fraser Brown, 6.Simon Berghan, 5.Grant Gilchrist, 4.Jonny Gray, 3.Jamie Ritchie, 2.Hamish Watson, 1.Josh Strauss.
Replacements: 16.Stuart McInally, 17.Alex Allan, 18.WP Nel, 19.Sam Skinner, 20.Ryan Wilson, 21.George Horne, 22.Alex Dunbar, 23.Byron McGuigan.
Argentina XV: 1 Santiago Garcia Botta 2 Augustin Creevy 3 Santiago Medrano 4 Guido Petti 5 Tomas Lavanini 6 Pablo Matera (Captain) 7 Rodrigo Bruni 8 Javier Ortega Desio 9 Gonzalo Bertranou 10 Nicolas Sanchez 11 Ramiro Moyano 12 Jeronimo de la Fuente 13 Matias Moroni 14 Bautista Delguy 15 Emiliano Boffelli
Replacements: 16 Julian Montoya 17 Juan Pablo Zeiss 18 Lucio Sordoni 19 Matias Alemanno 20 Tomas Lezana 21 Martin Landajo 22 Matias Orlando 23 Santiago Cancelliere

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