Rugby Championship: Australia make changes to face Argentina

Australia have recalled hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau among three changes for Saturday’s Rugby Championship match against Argentina.

Polota-Nau, 29, has been brought in to help counter the Pumas’ driving forward play while Peter Betham and Ben McCalman also start.

Argentina have also made three changes with Juan Imhoff, Manuel Montero and rookie Matias Alemanno coming in.

The Wallabies have not lost to Argentina in eight Tests over 17 years.

Australia are third in the four-team championship with six points from three games, while Argentina are bottom with two points.


Folau, Betham, Kuridrani, Toomua, Horne, Foley, Phipps, McCalman, Hooper (capt), Fardy, Simmons, Carter, Kepu, Polota-Nau, Slipper. Replacements: Hanson, Cowan, Alexander, Horwill, Higginbotham, Hodgson, White, Beale.


Tuculet, Imhoff, Bosch, Hernandez, Montero, Sanchez, Landajo, Senatore, Leguizamon, Lobbe, Alemanno, Galarza, Herrera, Creevy (capt), Ayerza. Replacements: Cortese, Postiglioni, Chaparro, Macome, Baez, Cubelli, De la Fuente, Amorosino.

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