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England v Argentina: Lancaster rings the changes for Pumas clash

Last updated: 9th November 2013  

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Juan Manuel Leguizamon will lead a new look Pumas side

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Billy Twelvetrees retains his place in the starting XV

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England boss Stuart Lancaster has made four changes to the starting line-up for the game against Argentina at Twickenham.

Lancaster names an all-new front row with Joe Marler and David Wilson packing down either side of Dylan Hartley, while prop Alex Corbisiero is named on the bench.

Wingers Christian Wade and Marland Yarde have failed fitness tests so Chris Ashton retains his place at 14 while Ben Foden starts on the left.

Billy Twelvetrees retains his place alongside Joel Tomkins in the centre despite struggling in the victory over Australia last week.

Tom Youngs is named on the bench despite the recent arrival of his first child, with Rob Webber remaining on standby. Ben Youngs has failed a late test on a hip problem and is replaced on the bench by Danny Care.

New Argentina coach Daniel Hourcade - who has replaced Santiago Phelan as Pumas boss - has made five changes to the side thrashed by Australia last time.

Maximiliano Bustos comes into the front row for injured prop Juan Figallo while a last-minute change in the match squad means Eusebio Guinazu retains his place in the team as hooker because Worcester's Agustin Creevy withdrew due to injury.

Juan Manuel Leguizamon will lead the side because regular captain Juan Fernandez Lobbe is out for three months with a fractured elbow.

Argentina's outstanding young flanker Pablo Matera - who has signed a short-term deal with Leicester - moves from openside to blindside flanker.

Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino comes into the team at full-back in place of the injured Juan Martin Hernandez and Santiago Fernandez plays at inside centre for Felipe Contepomi, who retired after the defeat to Australia.

Tomas Cubelli has been preferred to Martin Landajo at scrum-half while experienced centre Gonzalo Tiesi, uncapped teenage wing Santiago Cordero and young hooker Santiago Iglesias have been brought in on the bench.

England: M Brown (Harlequins); C Ashton (Saracens), J Tomkins (Saracens), B Twelvetrees (Gloucester), B Foden (Northampton); O Farrell (Saracens), L Dickson (Northampton); J Marler (Harlequins), D Hartley (Northampton), D Wilson (Bath), J Launchbury (Wasps), C Lawes (Northampton), T Wood (Northampton), C Robshaw (Harlequins, capt), B Vunipola (Saracens).

Replacements: T Youngs (Leicester), A Corbisiero (Northampton), D Cole (Leicester), G Parling (Leicester), B Morgan (Gloucester), D Care (Harlequins), T Flood (Leicester), A Goode (Saracens).

Argentina: L Amorosino (Oyonnax); H Agulla (Bath), M Bosch (Saracens), S Fernandez (Bayonne), J Imhoff (Racing Metro); N Sanchez (Bordeaux), T Cubelli (Belgrano Athletic); M Ayerza (Leicester), E Guinazu (Bath), M Bustos (Montpellier), M Galarza (Worcester), P Albacete (Toulouse), P Matera (Leicester), J F Cabello (Tucuman), J M Leguizamon (Lyon).

Replacements: S I Valdez (Tucuman), N Lobo (Free), J P Orlandi (Bath), M Carizza (Western Province), B Macome (Tucuman), M Landajo (Casi), G Tiesi (Newcastle), S Cordeno (Regatas).

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