Argentina remain unchanged for Rugby Championship clash against Australia

Argentina head coach Mario Ledesma
Argentina head coach Mario Ledesma
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Argentina head coach Mario Ledesma has retained the starting line-up for the fourth round of the Rugby Championship clash against Australia to be played in Newcastle on Saturday.

The Pumas are currently at second place in the table following their first-ever win over New Zealand in the opening round.

Nicolas Sanchez, who scored all 25 points in the game against the All Blacks continue to take the fly-half role forming halfback partnership with Marcos Kremer. Pablo Matera will continue to captain the side with Francisco Gomez Kodela, Julian Montoya and Nahuel Tetaz Chapparo at front row.

However, Ledesma has made four changes in the bench with Santiago Socino, Facundo Iso and Emiliano Boffelli returning in the matchday 23. The winner of the Saturday's game will go to the top of the table in the tri-nations Rugby Championship.

Argentina starting XV: 15. Santiago Carreras, 14 Bautista Delguy, 13 Matias Orlando, 12 Santiago Chocobares, 11 Juan Imhoff, 10 Nicolas Sanchez, 9 Tomas Cubelli, 8 Rodrigo Bruni, 7 Marcos Kremer, 6 Pablo Matera (captain), 5 Matias Alemanno, 4 Guido Petti, 3 Francisco Gomez Kodela, 2 Julian Montoya, 1 Nahuel Tetaz Chapparo

Reserves: 16 Santiago Socino, 17 Mayco Vivas, 18 Santiago Medrano, 19 Santiago Grondona, 20 Facundo Isa, 21 Gonzalo Bertranou, 22 Emiliano Boffelli, 23 Santiago Cordero

 

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