Hamstring injury rules Anton Lienert-Brown out of New Zealand's clash against Argentina

Anton Lienert-Brown has been sidelined with an injury
Anton Lienert-Brown has been sidelined with an injury
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New Zealand centre Anton Lienert-Brown has been ruled out of the third round of the Rugby Championship clash against Argentina following a hamstring injury.

Lienert-Brown was named at midfield for the Sunday's clash at CBUS Super Stadium but now has been sidelined for the weekend's encounter.

The absence of the 26-year-old meant Rieko Ioane gains promotion from the bench to take the number 13 jersey joining David Havili at midfield.

Ioane's place among the replacements has been handed to Quinn Tupea.

New Zealand Revised starting XV: 15 Jordie Barrett, 14 Sevu Reece, 13 Reiko Ioane, 12 David Havili, 11 George Bridge, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 TJ Perenara, 8 Luke Jacobson, 7 Dalton Papalii, 6 Akira Ioane, 5 Scott Barrett, 4 Brodie Retallick (c), 3 Nepo Laulala, 2 Asafo Aumua, 1 Karl Tu’inukuafe

Reserves: 16 Samisoni Taukei’aho, 17 Joe Moody, 18 Tyrel Lomax, 19 Tupou Vaa’i, 20 Ethan Blackadder, 21 Brad Weber, 22 Damian McKenzie, 23 Quinn Tupea