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Argentina make four changes for All Blacks encounter

Juan Figallo has been replaced by Santiago Garcia Botta as Argentina make four changes to their side to take on New Zealand in Nelson on Saturday.

Saracens prop Figallo was called up for the Pumas’ opening two matches of the campaign after a change to the country’s stance on the eligibility of foreign-based players.

He returned to Premiership action last weekend but sustained a ligament injury that will rule him out for four months.

Also coming into a Pumas side who beat South Africa last time out are Jeronimo de la Fuente, Martin Landajo and Tomas Lezana.

Argentina have not won any of their 26 clashes with the All Blacks and have lost each of the last 24 meetings.


Argentina XV to face New Zealand: Emiliano Boffelli, Bautista Delguy, Matias Moroni, Jeronimo de la Fuente, Ramiro Moyano, Nicolas Sanchez, Martin Landajo; Santiago Garcia Botta, Agustin Creevy (captain), Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, Guido Petti, Tomas Lavanini, Tomas Lezana, Marcos Kremer, Javier Ortega Desio.

Replacements: Julian Montoya, Juan Pablo Zeiss, Gaston Cortes, Matias Alemanno, Pablo Matera, Tomas Cubelli, Bautista Ezcurra, Juan Cruz Mallia. News wire is powered by opta

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