Argentina make changes to Rugby Championship squad

Argentina head coach Mario Ledesma
Argentina head coach Mario Ledesma
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Argentina head coach Mario Ledesma has made four changes to the squad for the upcoming Rugby Championship clashes against New Zealand and Australia.

Gaston Cortes along with back-row Juan Manuel Leguizamon and hooker Julian Montoya are recalled to the squad as Argentina look to make progress after ending their 11-game losing streak with a 32-19 win over the Springboks last weekend.

Montoya makes a comeback to the squad after recovering from an injury that kept him out of the first two rounds of the tournament with the final change coming with centre Matias Orlando recalled after making sufficient recovery from an injury.

The Pumas visit Nelson to take on the table toppers New Zealand on 8th September following which they head to Gold Coast to take on Michael Cheika's side in the fourth round on 15th September.

Argentina squad:

Forwards: Matias Alemanno, Gaston Cortes, Agustin Creevy (c), Diego Fortuny, Santiago Garcia Botta, Marcos Kremer, Tomas Lavanini, Juan Manuel Leguizamon, Tomas Lezana, Pablo Matera, Santiago Medrano, Julian Montoya, Javier Ortega Desio, Guido Petti, Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, Juan Zeiss

Backs: Santiago Alvarez, Gonzalo Bertranou, Emiliano Boffelli, Tomas Cubelli, Jeronimo de la Fuente, Bautista Delguy, Bautista Ezcurra, Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias, Martin Landajo, Juan Cruz Mallia, Matias Moroni, Ramiro Moyano, Matias Orlando, Nicolas Sanchez