Bath Rugby teammates come face to face in Rugby Championship

14 August 2013

Four of Bath Rugby's squad will come face to face in the Rugby Championship this Saturday when Argentina take on South Africa, kick-off 15.00 GMT.

For the Pumas, hooker Eusebio Guinazu starts, with Horacio Agulla and Juan Pablo Orlandi both named on the bench, whilst flanker Francois Louw is selected to start for the Springboks.

Argentina prepared for the test in Soweto by defeating the visiting New South Wales Barbarians 29-27 and 58-12 in a two-match series.

Looking ahead to the opening test, Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer said: "I think it was clear last year that the Argentineans are not in the Castle Lager Rugby Championship to make up the numbers, which means we will have to be focused on doing the little things right. They've been together for a few weeks now and will be a tough opponent on Saturday."

Argentina team 

15. Juan Martin Hernandez
14. Gonzalo Camacho
13. Marcelo Bosch
12. Felipe Contepomi (captain),
11. Juan Imhoff
10. Nicolas Sanchez
9. Martin Landajo
1. Juan Figallo
2. Eusebio Guinazu
3. Matias Diaz
4. Manuel Carizza
5. Patricio Albacete
6. Pablo Matera
7. Juan Martin Leguizamon
8. Leonaro Senatore


16. Agustin Creevy
17. Nahuel Lobo
18. Juan Pablo Orlandi
19. Mariano Galarza
20. Julio Farias Cabello
21. Tomas Cubelli
22. Santiago Fernandez
23. Horacio Agulla

Springbok team 

15. Willie le Roux
14. Bjorn Basson
13. JJ Engelbrecht
12. Jean de Villiers (captain)
11. Bryan Habana
10. Morné Steyn
9. Ruan Pienaar
1. Tendai Mtawarira
2. Adriaan Strauss
3. Jannie du Plessis
4. Eben Etzebeth
5. Juandré Kruger
6. Francois Louw
7. Willem Alberts
8. Duane Vermeulen


16. Bismarck du Plessis
17. Gurthrö Steenkamp
18. Coenie Oosthuizen
19. Flip van der Merwe
20. Siya Kolisi
21. Fourie du Preez
22. Pat Lambie
23. Jan Serfontein

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