Rugby Championship: Argentina change five for Australia clash

Last Updated: 10/09/13 11:32pm

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Felipe Contepomi: Back in Pumas team for Perth clash

Felipe Contepomi: Back in Pumas team for Perth clash

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Argentina have made five changes to the starting XV for Saturday's Rugby Championship clash with Australia in Perth.

Four of the changes are in a new-look backline, with veteran Felipe Contepomi and Gonzalo Tiesi coming into midfield in place of Santiago Fernandez and Marcelo Bosch.

Tomas Cubelli replaces Martin Landajo at scrum-half, whilst Gonzalo Camacho - who dislocated his shoulder in the brave 28-13 defeat to New Zealand in Hamilton last week - is replaced by Juan Imhoff.

The only change to the pack sees Agustin Creevy starting at hooker in place of Eusebio Guinazu, who drops to the bench.

Neither Argentina or hosts Australia have won a match yet in this year's competition but history favours the hosts.

The Pumas have won just one Test away from home against the Wallabies, in 1983 in Ballymore. Australia have not lost to the Pumas anywhere since 1997 in Buenos Aires.

Argentina: Hernandez, Agulla, Tiesi, Contepomi, Imhoff, Sanchez, Cubelli, Ayerza, Creevy, Figallo, Carizza, Cabello, Fernandez Lobbe, Matera, Leguizamon.

Replacements: Guinazu, Lobo, Orlandi, Galarza, Macome, Landajo, Fernandez, Amorosino.

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