Argentina skipper Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe out of Springboks clash
Argentina captain Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe has been ruled out of the Saturday's clash with South Africa
Last Updated: 13/08/13 6:39pm
Toulon star Lobbe has been ruled out with a calf injury, a big blow for the Pumas ahead of the match at Soccer City stadium.
Leonardo Senatore replaces Lobbe, one of eight changes to the team beaten 27-6 by the Springboks in Cape Town at the same stage last year.
Felipe Contepomi will captain the team from midfield, while left wing Juan Imhoff, fly-half Nicolas Sanchez and scrum-half Martin Landajo all come into the backline.
Senatore and flankers Pablo Matera and Juan Manuel Leguizamon form a new-look back row in place of Lobbe, Alvaro Galindo and Julio Farias Cabello.
Matias Diaz, the highly rated young tighthead, starts in a front row, with Juan Figallo, who wore the No. 3 blue and white shirt in Cape Town, switching to loosehead to accommodate him.
Team: 15-Juan Martin Hernandez, 14-Gonzalo Camacho, 13-Marcelo Bosch, 12-Felipe Contepomi (capt), 11-Juan Imhoff; 10-Nicolas Sanchez, 9-Martin Landajo, 1-Juan Figallo, 2-Eusebio Guinazu, 3-Matias Diaz, 4-Manuel Carizza, 5-Patricio Albacete, 6-Pablo Matera, 7-Juan Martin Leguizamon, Leonardo Senatore, Martin Landajo
Replacements: Agustin Creevy, Nahuel Lobo, Juan Pablo Orlandi, Mariano Galarza, Julio Farias Cabello, Tomas Cubelli, Santiago Fernandez, Horacio Agulla