Pumas make 1 change for France Test

Mario Ledesma (Getty)
Mario Ledesma (Getty)

Paris - Scrumhalf Gonzalo Bertranou replaces Tomas Cubelli in the only change by Argentina coach Mario Ledesma from the Pumas team that lost to Ireland last week ahead of Saturday's Test against France.

Bertranou started in Argentina's final match of the Rugby Championship, a 45-34 defeat to Australia on October 6, but was replaced by Cubelli for last week's 28-17 reverse in Dublin.

Cubrelli will be among the replacements in Lille where France will be looking to make amends for their 29-26 defeat to South African in Paris last week.

Replacement flyhalf Joaquin Diaz pays the price for Ledesma's decision to go with six forwards and only two backs on the bench by being left out of the squad.

He is replaced on the bench by lock forward Mariano Galarza, who last played for Argentina at the 2015 World Cup.

Teams:

France

15 Maxime Medard, 14 Teddy Thomas, 13 Mathieu Bastareaud, 12 Gael Fickou, 11 Yoann Huget, 10 Camille Lopez, 9 Baptiste Serin, 8 Louis Picamoles, 7 Artur Iturria, 6 Wenceslas Lauret, 5 Yoan Maestri, 4 Sebastien Vahaamahina, 3 Cedate Gomes Sa, 2 Guilhem Guirado (captain), 1 Jefferson Poirot

Substitutes: 16 Camille Chat, 17 Dany Priso, 18 Rabah Slimani, 19 Paul Gabrillagues, 20 Mathieu Babillot, 21 Antoine Dupont, 22 Anthony Belleau, 23 Benjamin Fall

Argentina  

15 Emiliano Boffelli; 14 Bautista Delguy, 13 Matias Orlando, 12 Jeronimo De La Fuente, 11 Ramiro Moyano; 10 Nicolas Sanchez, 9 Gonzalo Bertranou; 8 Guido Petti, 7 Javier Desio, 6 Pablo Matera (captain); 5 Tomas Lavanini, 4 Matias Alemanno; 3 Santiago Medrano, 2 Agustín Creevy, 1 Santiago Garcia Botta

Substitutes: 16 Julian Montoya, 17 Juan Pablo Zeiss, 18 Lucio Sordoni, 19 Mariano Galarza, 20 Rodrigo Bruni, 21 Tomas Lezana, 22 Tomas Cubelli, 23 Matias Moroni

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