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13 August 2014, 5:27pm

Louw and Agulla go head to head on international duty

Bath Rugby teammates Francois Louw and Horacio Agulla will go head to head on Saturday after both being named to start in the Rugby Championship clash between South Africa and Argentina, kick-off 15.00GMT.

Head Coach of Argentina, Daniel Hourcade said: "The players have had very good preparation and trust what they can give on the field. The team are very focused, and on Saturday we can expect to have a great game."

Springbok Coach Heyneke Meyer is looking forward to the challenge: "We're up against a formidable opponent on Saturday and we can't take any chances or make experiments. The players know they have to be switched on mentally and physically, otherwise it could become a long afternoon at Loftus."

Argentina side to face South Africa:

15 Joaquin Tuculet
14 Horacio Agulla
13 Marcelo Bosch
12 Juan Martín Hernández
11 Manuel Montero
10 Nicolás Sánchez
9 Martin Landajo
1 Marcos Ayerza
2 Agustin Creevy (captain)
3 Ramiro Herrera
4 Mariano Galarza
5 Thomas Lavanini
6 Paul Matera
7 Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe
8 Juan Manuel Leguizamón

Replacements:

16 Matias Cortese
17 Paz Lucas Noguera
18 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro
19 Matias Alemanno
20 Leonardo Senatore
21 Thomas Cubelli
22 Santiago González Iglesias
23 Lucas González Amorosino

Springbok team to face Argentina:

15 Willie le Roux
14 Cornal Hendricks
13 Damian de Allende
12 Jean de Villiers (captain)
11 Bryan Habana
10 Handré Pollard
9 Ruan Pienaar
1 Tendai Mtawarira
2 Bismarck du Plessis
3 Jannie du Plessis
4 Bakkies Botha
5 Lood de Jager
6 Francois Louw
7 Willem Alberts
8 Duane Vermeulen

Replacements:

16 Adriaan Strauss
17 Trevor Nyakane
18 Frans Malherbe
19 Eben Etzebeth
20 Marcell Coetzee
21 Francois Hougaard
22 Morné Steyn
23 Jan Serfontein

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