Thursday, October 18, 2007

Pumas Makes 6 Changes For 3rd Place Match

In a match where neither side wanted to play in the first place, Marcelo LOFFREDA has made six changes, included two in the front row, for Friday's Rugby World Cup bronze medal game against host France.

Prop Martin SCELZO and hooker Mario LEDESMA have been ruled out by injury and replaced on the starting lineup by Omar HASAN and Alberto Vernet BASUALDO.

Federico ARAMBURU takes over from Lucas BORGESs at wing with Gonzalo TIES as outside center instead of Manuel CONTEPOMI, who scored the Pumas' try in the 37-13 semifinal loss to South Africa.

Rimas Alvarez KAIRELIS plays in the second row instead of Ignacio Fernandez LOBBE and Martin DURAND comes into the back row in place of Lucas OSTIGLIA.
Lineup: Ignacio CORLETO, Federico ARAMBURU, Gonzalo TIESI, Felipe CONTEPOMI, Horacio AGULLA, Juan Martin HERNANDEZ, Agustin PICHOT, Rodrigo RONCERO, Alberto Vernet BASUALDO, Omar HASAN, Rimas Alvarez KAIRELIS, Patricio ALBACETE, Martin DURAND, Juan Martin Fernandez LOBBE, Gonzalo LONGO.

Reserves: Marcos AYERZA, Eusebio GUINAZU, Esteban LOZADA, Juan Manuel LEGUIZAMON, Nicolas Fernandez MIRANDA, Federico TODESCHINI, Hernan SENILLOSA.
The most significance aspect for this game is not just about to redeemed some pride but could probably be the last time we see Captain Marvelous Agustin PICHOT donning the famous stripes ever again. Lets hope despite of all the disappointment from last Sunday's match, the Pumas will give everything they have for one last time in this World Cup and also present our captain the perfect the ending in what already is a glittering career.

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