Tomas Lavanini returns to Argentina line-up for clash against South Africa

Agustin Creevy (captain) of Argentina during the Rugby Championship match between South Africa and Argentina at Jonsson Kings Park
Agustin Creevy (captain) of Argentina during the Rugby Championship match between South Africa and Argentina at Jonsson Kings Park
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Argentina head coach Mario Ledesma has made just one change for the second round of the Rugby Championship clash against South Africa scheduled to be played at Mendoza on Saturday.

Experienced lock Tomas Lavanini has gained a promotion to the starting XV taking the place of Matias Alemanno, who now moves to the bench.

The other changes are among the replacements with Facundo Bosch, Tomas Cubelli and Jeronimo de le Fuente replacing Diego Fortuny, Martin Landajo and Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias respectively.

Argentina are currently positioned third in the Rugby Championship table following their 34-21 defeat they sustained against the Springboks in the opening game of the tournament in Durban last weekend.

Argentina line-up: Emiliano Boffelli, Bautista Delguy, Matias Moroni, Bautista Ezcurra, Ramiro Moyano, Nicolas Sanchez, Gonzalo Bertranou, Javier Ortega Desio, Marcos Kremer, Pablo Matera, Tomas Lavanini, Guido Petti, Juan Figallo, Agustin Creevy (c), Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro

Replacements: Facundo Bosch, Santiago Garcia Botta, Santiago Medrano, Matias Alemanno, Tomas Lezana, Tomas Cubelli, Jeronimo de la Fuente, Juan Cruz Mallia

 

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