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Argentina Select Team For Paris Tie

Argentina Select Team For Paris Tie

Argentina coach Marcelo Loffreda has announced his team and replacements for Sunday’s World Cup Pool D showdown with Ireland in Paris – the side shows five changes to the one that started last Saturday’s 63-3 win over Namibia.

The return of Juan Martin Hernandez to the out-half berth – he has recovered from a thigh injury – means Leinster’s Felipe Contepomi, who started at number 10 against Namibia, will partner his twin brother Manuel at centre against Ireland.

Juan Manuel Leguizamon of London Irish is sidelined due to injury so Gonzalo Longo Elia has been promoted to number eight and will make his first start of the tournament this weekend.

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The other changes see hooker Mario Ledesma and prop Juan Martin Scelzo regain their spots in the front row, with Alberto Vernet Basualdo and Omar Hasan dropping to the bench.

Lucas Borges, who bagged two tries in the recent 33-3 victory over Georgia, has also been preferred to Hernan Senillosa on the right wing.

ARGENTINA TEAM & REPLACEMENTS (v Ireland, Parc des Princes, Sunday, September 30, kick-off 4pm Irish time/5pm local time):

15 – Ignacio Corleto
14 – Lucas Borges
13 – Manuel Contepomi
12 – Felipe Contepomi
11 – Horacio Agulla
10 – Juan Martin Hernandez
9 – Agustin Pichot (captain)
1 – Rodrigo Roncero
2 – Mario Ledesma
3 – Juan Martin Scelzo
4 – Carlos Ignacio Fernandez Lobbe
5 – Patricio Albacete
6 – Lucas Ostiglia
7 – Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe
8 – Gonzalo Longo Elia


16 – Alberto Vernet Basualdo
17 – Omar Hasan Jalil
18 – Rimas Alvarez Kairelis
19 – Martin Durand
20 – Nicolas Fernandez Miranda
21 – Federico Todeschini
22 – Hernan Senillosa