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Pumas make two changes for second Test against Scotland

ARGENTINA v SCOTLAND
Venue: Mar del Plata Date: Saturday, 19 June Kick-off: 1945 BST
Coverage: Live on BBC Two Scotland, BBC Sport website, Red Button and BBC Radio Scotland

Argentina coach Santiago Phelan
Phelan's Argentina will try to prevent Scotland winning the series

Argentina have made two changes to the side beaten by Scotland for the second Test against Andy Robinson's men in Mar del Plata on Saturday.

Coach Santiago Phelan brings scrum-half Agustin Figuerola in for Alfredo Lalanne, while Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino replaces Lucas Borges on the left wing.

Santiago Guzman and Rafael Carballo will be among the replacements, Mariano Galarza and Ignacio Mieres missing out.

Nicolas Vergallo will be the Pumas' replacement scrum-half.

Stade Francais prop Rodrigo Roncero believes Argentina have much to improve on after the 24-16 defeat in Tucuman last Saturday.

"You cannot play rugby if you give away as many penalties as we gave last Saturday, but we have what it takes to correct it," he said.

"We scored two tries and that's a good thing. We controlled the ball and, despite penalties, Scotland never got into our try line."

Roncero hopes to deny Scotland their first ever series win in the southern hemisphere.

He said: "We must win every time we wear the Argentina shirt.

"We are not forced to win this weekend just because we lost last Saturday, but it is important to recover confidence."


Argentina: M Rodriguez (Stade Francais); L Gonzalez Amorosino (Leicester), G Tiesi (Stade Francais), S Fernandez (Montpellier), H Agulla (Leicester); F Contepomi (Toulon, capt), A Figuerola (CASI); R Roncero (Stade Francais), M Ledesma (Clermont), M Scelzo (Clermont), M Carizza (Biarritz), P Albacete (Stade Toulousian), G Fessia (Cordoba Athletic), JM Leguizamon (Stade Francais), JM Fernandez Lobbe (Toulon).
Replacements: M Ayerza (Leicester), S Guzman (Tucuman RC), A Campos (Montauban), N Vergallo (Dax), R Carballo (Beagles Bordeaux), L Borges (Albi).



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