Argentina recall Juan Figallo for clash against Springboks

Agustin Creevy will captain Argentina for Saturday's game
Agustin Creevy will captain Argentina for Saturday's game
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Argentina head coach Mario Ledesma has recalled prop Juan Figallo for the upcoming Rugby Championship clash against South Africa scheduled in Durban on Saturday.

This will be Figallo's first appearance for the Pumas since the 2015 World Cup as he will look to add to his 24 Test appearances. The other changes see Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro moving to loosehead while Marcos Kremer and Javier Ortega Desio are slotted in the back-row.

Sebastian Cancelliere will make his first start for Argentina in the place of Martin Landajo as the Pumas look to improve the record that saw them lose 11 out of the last 12 Tests played.

Argentina have managed just two wins out of the 27 Tests against South Africa with their latest victory coming during their 2016 Rugby Championship encounter in Salta.

Argentina starting XV:

Emiliano Boffelli, Bautista Delguy, Matias Moroni, Bautista Ezcurra, Ramiro Moyano, Nicolas Sanchez, Gonzalo Bertranou; Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, Agustin Creevy (c), Juan Figallo, Guido Petti, Matas Alemanno, Pablo Matera, Marcos Kremer, Javier Ortega Desio.

Replacements: Diego Fortuny, Santiago Garcia Botta, Santiago Medrano, Tomas Lavanini, Tomas Lezana, Martin Landajo, Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias, Juan Cruz Mallia.

 

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