Argentina ring the changes

Argentina will feature a new-look backline as coach Mario Ledesma has made 10 changes to their starting lineup to face the All Blacks in Newcastle on Saturday.

Six of the 10 changes have come in the backline as Argentina prepare to play their third successive Test match against an All Blacks side that had a bye last weekend.

Emiliano Boffelli returns to the starting lineups and is joined among the outside backs by Ramiro Moyano and Santiago Cordero, who replace Bautista Delguy and Juan Imhoff respectively.

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The midfield pairing of centres Santiago Chocobares and Matias Orlando, who played so well defensively against the Wallabies, gives way to Jeronimo de la Fuente and Juan Cruz Mallia.

The final change in the backline sees Filipe Ezcurra start at scrumhalf in place of the injured Tomas Cubelli.

In the back row Facundo Isa, who came off the bench against the Wallabies last week, starts at No 8 replacing Rodrigo Bruni.

Argentina have also rotated their props with Marcos Vivas and Santiago Medrano getting the call up from the bench.

The other change in the forward pack sees debutant Lucas Paulos take the number five jersey from Matias Alemanno.

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