Dangerman Juan Martin Hernandez returns to full back as Argentina make three changes in side to face Ireland in final test
Published 23/11/2012 | 09:10
Argentina have revamped their side, including three changes in the backs, to face Ireland in Dublin in the third and final test of their European tour tomorrow/
The game is a must-win for Ireland as they seek to avoid slipping outside the top two tiers of seeds ahead of next month’s draw for the 2015 World Cup draw in London.
Juan Martin Hernandez returns at fullback having missed last weekend's 39-22 loss to France in Lille due to leg muscle fatigue, replacing Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino.
Santiago Fernandez, a regular during the southern hemisphere's Rugby Championship, has joined the squad after missing the first two matches including the opening 26-12 win over Wales.
Fernandez takes his customary place at inside centre with Marcelo Bosch moving to number 13 and Gonzalo Tiesi stepping down to the bench.
In the pack, Maximiliano Bustos will make his debut at prop in place of Juan Figallo, who has been released back to his club Montpellier but would have missed the match anyway after being suspended for three weeks for head-butting.
Team: 15-Juan Martin Hernandez, 14-Gonzalo Camacho, 13-Marcelo Bosch, 12-Santiago Fernandez, 11-Juan Imhoff, 10-Nicolas Sanchez, 9-Martin Landajo; 8-Leonardo Senatore, 7-Juan Manuel Leguizamon, 6-Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe (captain), 5-Julio Farias Cabello, 4-Manuel Carizza, 3-Maximiliano Bustos, 2-Eusebio Guinazu, 1- Marcos Ayerza
Replacements: 16-Agustin Creevy, 17-Nahuel Lobo, 18- Francisco Gomez Kodela, 19-Tomas Vallejos, 20-Tomas Leonardi, 21-Nicolas Vergallo, 22-Gonzalo Tiesi, 23-Manuel Montero