Argentina name Santiago Carreras at fly-half for game against Japan

Marcos Kremer will be part of Argentina's back row
Marcos Kremer will be part of Argentina's back row
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Argentina head coach Michael Cheika has rung in the changes for the deciding Rugby World Cup game against Japan to be played at Stade de la Beaujoire on Sunday.

Santiago Carreras, who was part of the bench in the game against Chile start at fly-half swapping places with Nicolas Sanchez forming halfback partnership with Gonzalo Bertranou.

Juan Cruz Mallia makes a return at fullback while Emiliano Boffelli and Mateo Carreras come at wings. Lucio Cinti retains his place at outside centre while Santiago Chocobares returns to midfield.

Pablo Matera returns to blindside with Juan Martin Gonzalez shifting to number eight. The second row sees a change with Tomas Lavanini coming in pushing Pedro Rubiolo to the bench.

Julian Montoya returns to captain the side at hooker with Francisco Gómez Kodela and Thomas Gallo joining him at front row. Agustín Creevy is set to make record appearance for Argentina in the World Cups surpassing Mario Ledesma.

Argentina XV: 15 Juan Cruz Mallia, 14 Emiliano Boffelli, 13 Lucio Cinti, 12 Santiago Chocobares, 11 Mateo Carreras, 10 Santiago Carreras, 9 Gonzalo Bertranou, 8 Juan Martin Gonzalez, 7 Marcos Kremer, 6 Pablo Matera, 5 Tomas Lavanini, 4 Guido Petti, 3 Francisco Gómez Kodela, 2 Julian Montoya (c), 1 Thomas Gallo

Reserves: 16 Agustín Creevy, 17 Joel Sclavi, 18 Eduardo Bello, 19 Matias Alemanno, 20 Pedro Rubiolo, 21 Lautaro Bazan Velez, 22 Nicolas Sanchez, 23 Matías Moroni