Rugby Championship: Veteran Argentina playmaker Nicolas Sanchez returns against All Blacks

Argentina have recalled veteran first-five Nicolas Sanchez for Sunday's Rugby Championship test against the All Blacks on the Gold Coast, where the Pumas will be looking to repeat last year's stunning victory over the New Zealanders.

The experienced playmaker scored all of the points in Sydney last season when Argentina beat New Zealand (25-15) for the first time, but was dropped in favour of Domingo Miotti for the second test against South Africa last month.

Despite being listed as suffering from an abdominal injury last week, Sanchez was included in Mario Ledesma's starting side for the Puma's third match of the campaign.

The change was one of seven to the side that lost the second of two consecutive matches against the world champions in Port Elizabeth.

Santiago Carreras, who played both tests against the Springboks, misses out because of a calf strain and will be replaced on the left wing by Santiago Cordero.

Matias Moroni returns from injury at outside centre and Bautista Delgay replaces sevens flyer Ignacio Mendy on the right wing.

In the pack, Guido Petti moves from flanker to lock with Marcos Kremer coming into the back row. Facundo Gigena and Santiago Medrano will be the starting props after Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro and Francisco Gomez Kodela returned to their clubs.

The All Blacks have made six changes to their starting side that beat Australia in Perth last weekend.