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Lobbe boost for Pumas

 Sep 03,2013
Written by: SARugby.com Editor
 

Argentina are boosted by the return of captain Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe for their meeting with New Zealand in one of four changes made to their line-up.

Lobbe, who missed the opening games of the Rugby Championship due to injury, returns on the blindside and joins Pablo Matera and Juan Manual Leguizamon in the back-row.

Manuel Carizza replaces Mariano Galarza at lock for the testing showdown at Waikato Stadium.

Head coach Santiago Phelan has opted to move veteran centre Felipe Contepomi to the bench as Santiago Fernandez starts alongside Marcelo Bosch while Juan Martin Hernandez replaces Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino at number fifteen.

Argentina: 15 Juan Martin Hernandez, 14 Gonzalo Camacho, 13 Marcelo Bosch, 12 Santiago Fernandez, 11 Horacio Agulla, 10 Nicolas Sanchez, 9 Martin Landajo, 8 Juan Manuel Leguizamon, 7 Pablo Matera, 6 Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe (capt), 5 Julio Farias Cabello, 4 Manuel Carizza, 3 Juan Figallo, 2 Eusebio Guiazu, 1 Marcos Ayerza.
Replacements: 16 Agustin Creevy, 17 Nahuel Lobo, 18 Juan Pablo Orlandi, 19 Mariano Galarza, 20 Benjamin Macome, 21 Tomas Cubelli, 22 Felipe Contepomi, 23 Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino.

Referee: Jérôme Garcès (France)
Assistant referees: Romain Poite (France), James Leckie (Australia)
Television match official: Matt Goddard (Australia)
Assessor: Lyndon Bray 

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