Rugby World Cup 2019: Strong Jaguares influence in Argentina team to face All Blacks

Argentina have named 13 Jaguares players in their starting side to face the All Blacks in their Rugby Championship clash in Buenos Aires on Sunday (NZT). 

All those players started for the Jaguares in the Super Rugby final against the Crusaders two weeks ago, while the reserves bench is comprised entirely of Jaguares.

Stade Francais first-five Nicolas Sanchez and Saracens prop Juan Figallo are the only European-based players named by coach Mario Ledesma.

New Zealand have never lost in 28 meetings with Argentina, although the South Americans managed a 21-21 draw in 1985.

Argentina: 1-Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, 2-Agustín Creevy, 3-Juan Figallo, 4-Guido Petti, 5-Tomas Lavanini, 6-Pablo Matera (c), 7-Marcos Kremer, 8-Javier Ortega Desio, 9-Tomás Cubelli, 10-Nicolás Sánchez, 11-Ramiro Moyano, 12-Jerónimo de la Fuente, 13-Matías Orlando, 14-Matías Moroni, 15-Emiliano Boffelli

Reserves: 16-Julián Montoya, 17-Mayco Vivas, 18-Santiago Medrano, 19-Matías Alemanno, 20-Tomás Lezana, 21-Felipe Ezcurra, 22-Joaquín Díaz Bonilla, 23-Joaquín Tuculet

Rugby World Cup 2019: Strong Jaguares influence in Argentina team to face All Blacks

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