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Los Pumas make six key changes after demoralising defeat

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17th September, 2021

They kept the All Blacks quiet for the first quarter of the match but the floodgates opened for Argentina last week and they’re looking to sure up their defence when they take on New Zealand again in Brisbane tomorrow night.

Santiago Carreras will start at fly-half for the first time in his Test career.

Nicholas Sanchez was the fly-half when Los Pumas lost 39-0 on the Gold Coast but had an ankle injury during the game.

Matias Alemanno will also start the game, replacing Guido Petti at No.4 who will start on the bench.

Interestingly, Pablo Matera will shift to no.8.

Matera moving to no.8 means that Juan Martín González will move to no.6.

Coach Mario Ledesma has gone for changes on the wing too with Emiliano Boffelli and Santiago Cordero while there’s also a new-look midfield with Lucio Cinti and Santiago Chocobares.

Argentina team vs All Blacks 15-1:
15. Juan Cruz Mallia, 14. Santiago Cordero, 13. Lucio Cinti, 12. Santiago Chocobares, 11. Emiliano Boffelli, 10. Santiago Carreras, 9. Gonzalo Bertranou, 8. Pablo Matera, 7. Marcos Kremer, 6. Juan Martín González, 5. Tomas Lavanini, 4. Matias Alemanno, 3. Santiago Medrano, 2. Julian Montoya (c), 1. Facundo Gigena
Replacements: 16. Santiago Socino, 17. Carlos Muzzio, 18. Enrique Pieretto, 19. Guido Petti, 20. Tomás Lezana, 21. Gonzalo Garcia, 22. Domingo Miotti, 23. Matias Moroni

The Roar will have a live blog of the game after the Wallabies vs South Africa match from 8:05pm AEST.