Argentina retain team beaten in South Africa

Argentina retain team beaten in South Africa

SALTA (ARGENTINA) - Argentina have retained the team that started in a last-gasp defeat by South Africa last weekend for the Rugby Championship return match in Salta Saturday.

Argentina's head coach Daniel Hourcade catches a ball on June 25, 2016

Coach Daniel Hourcade named the same XV Thursday and made only one change to the replacements with utility back Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino taking the place of Ramiro Moyano.

The Pumas led the Springboks by 10 points with 10 minutes left in Nelspruit last Saturday only to concede two tries and lose 30-23 in the opening round.

"We controlled the game for 70 minutes in South Africa before making mistakes that proved costly," said Hourcade.

"There are issues to correct and others that we have to repeat in order to prevent the Springboks playing their game."

The teams have met once before at Estadio Padre Ernesto Martearena in north-western city Salta with a late penalty giving South Africa a 33-31 victory two seasons ago.

Team (15-1)

Joaquin Tuculet; Santiago Cordero, Matias Orlando, Juan Martin Hernandez, Manuel Montero; Nicolas Sanchez, Martin Landajo; Facundo Isa, Juan Manuel Leguizamon, Pablo Matera; Tomas Lavanini, Matias Alemanno; Ramiro Herrera, Agustin Creevy (capt), Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro

Replacements: Julian Montoya, Felipe Arregui, Enrique Pieretto, Guido Petti, Javier Ortega Desio, Tomas Cubelli, Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias, Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino

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