Pumas team to play All Blacks named

NZPA     24 Jun 2006    

The side contains three changes from the team which beat Wales 45-27 in Buenos Aires last weekend to win their series 2-0.

The Pumas record try-scorer Jose Nunez Piossek returns to the right wing while Federico Martin Aramburu is restored to the opposite flank in place of Franciso Leonelli and Lucas Borges respectively.

In the pack, former Wellington and Brumbies prop Omar Hasan replaces Martin Scelzo at tighthead.

Hasan was rested last week after picking up an injury in the French club competition final with Toulouse.

Argentina: Juan Hernandez (Stade Francais, France); Jose Nunez Piossek (Bayonne, France), Gonzalo Tiesi (London Irish, England), Felipe Contemponi (Leinster, Ireland), Federico Martin Aramburu (Biarritz, France), Federico Todeschini (Beziers, France), Agustin Pichot (Stade Francais, c), Gonzalo Longo (Clermont Auvergne, France), Juan Fernandez Lobbe (Sale, England), Martin Durand (Montpellier, France), Rimas Alvarez (Perpignan, France), Ignacio Fernandez Lobbe (Liceo Naval, Argentina), Omar Hasan (Toulouse, France), Mario Ledesma (Clermont Auvergne), Rodrigo Rochero (Stade Francais).

Reserves: Pablo Gambarini (CASI, Argentina), Martin Scelzo (Clermont Auvergne), Martin Schusterman (Plymouth Albion, England), Juan Manuel Leguizamon (London Irish), Nico Fernandez Miranda (Hindu Club, Argentina), Lucas Borges (Stade Francais), Federico Serra (Miras, Argentina).

New Zealand: Leon MacDonald, Rico Gear, Isaia Toeava, Sam Tuitupou, Scoot Hamilton, Dan Carter, Piri Weepu, Mose Tuiali'i, Chris Masoe, Jerry Collins (c), Ali Williams, Jason Eaton, Greg Somerville, Anton liver, Tony Woodcock. Reserves: Andrew Hore, Neemia Tialata, Troy Flavell, Craig Newby, Jimmy Cowan, Luke McAlister, Ma'a Nonu.