Super Rugby

Jaguares skipper back for Stormers duel

Pablo Matera (Getty)
Pablo Matera (Getty)

Buenos Aires - Skipper Pablo Matera will make his first appearance for the Jaguares since April having been named in the starting line-up for Saturday’s Super Rugby encounter against the Stormers.

The flanker returned to action during Argentina’s disappointing June series, but he hasn’t played for the franchise since their encounter with the Brumbies.

He is joined in the back-row by Tomas Lezana, who replaces Marcos Kremer, and Javier Ortega Desio.

Other than that, Mario Ledesma has kept faith with the side that defeated the Sharks 29-13 late last month.

There are alterations among the replacements, however, with Diego Fortuny, Juan Manuel Leguizamon, Joaquin Diaz Bonila and Matias Moroni coming into the match-day 23.

Saturday's clash is scheduled for 19:40 (SA time).

Teams:

Jaguares

15 Emiliano Boffelli, 14 Bautista Delguy, 13 Matias Orlando, 12 Jeronimo de la Fuente, 11 Ramiro Moyano, 10 Nicolas Sanchez, 9 Gonzalo Bertranou, 8 Javier Ortega Desio, 7 Tomas Lezana, 6 Pablo Matera (captain), 5 Tomas Lavanini, 4 Guido Petti, 3 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, 2 Agustin Creevy, 1 Santiago Garcia Botta

Substitutes: 16 Diego Fortuny, 17 Javier Diaz, 18 Santiago Medrano, 19 Matias Alemanno, 20 Juan Manuel Leguizamon, 21 Martin Landajo, 22 Joaquin Diaz Bonila, 23 Matias Moron

Stormers

15 Dillyn Leyds, 14 Craig Barry, 13 JJ Engelbrecht, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Jean-Luc du Plessis, 9 Dewaldt Duvenage, 8 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 6 Siya Kolisi (captain), 5 Jan de Klerk, 4 Cobus Wiese, 3 Wilco Louw, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Steven Kitshoff

Substitutes: 16 Ramone Samuels, 17 JC Janse van Rensberg, 18 Frans Malherbe, 19 Salmaan Moerat, 20 Nizaam Carr, 21 Kobus van Dyk, 22 Justin Phillips, 23 EW Viljoen

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