Four involved in Rugby Championship final weekend

2 October 2013

Bath Rugby will be well represented in the final round of the Rugby Championship this weekend, with Francois Louw, Horacio Agulla, Eusebio Guinazu and Juan Pablo Orlandi all involved.

Francois Louw will take his place at openside flanker for South Africa against New Zealand on Saturday (16.00 GMT), having started in every match for his country in this season's competition. The Springboks are in with a chance of winning the Rugby Championship if they can beat the All Blacks and score four tries in the process.

For Argentina, who face Australia in Rosario (23.40 GMT), the Bath trio are out to earn the Pumas' first victory in the Rugby Championship since joining the revamped competition in 2012. Eusebio Guinazu and Horacio Agulla are named at hooker and wing respectively, with Juan Pablo Orlandi starting on the bench.

We wish all four players all the best this weekend and look forward to welcoming them back at the Rec soon!

South Africa: 15 Zane Kirchner, 14 Willie le Roux, 13 JJ Engelbrecht, 12 Jean de Villiers (captain), 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Morné Steyn, 9 Fourie du Preez, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Willem Alberts, 6 Francois Louw, 5 Flip van der Merwe, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Adriaan Strauss, 1 Tendai Mtawarira.

Replacements: 16 Bismarck du Plessis, 17 Gurthrö Steenkamp, 18 Coenie Oosthuizen, 19 Juandré Kruger, 20 Siya Kolisi, 21 Ruan Pienaar 22 Pat Lambie, 23 Jan Serfontein.

Argentina: 15 Juan Martin Hernandez, 14 Horacio Agulla, 13 Marcelo Bosch, 12 Felipe Contepomi, 11 Juan Imhoff, 10 Nicolas Sanchez, 9 Martin Landajo, 8 Juan Manuel Leguizamon, 7 Pablo Matera, 6 Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe (captain), 5 Patricio Albacete, 4 Julio Farias Cabello, 3 Juan Figallo, 2 Eusebio Guinazu, 1 Marcos Ayerza.

Replacements: 16 Agustin Creevy, 17 Nahuel Lobo, 18 Juan Pablo Orlandi, 19 Manuel Carizza, 20 Benjamn Macome, 21 Tomas Cubelli, 22 Santiago Fernandez, 23 Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino.

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