Three Bath Rugby players in Rugby Championship action

22 August 2013

Three Bath Rugby players will come head to head again this Saturday when Argentina take on South Africa in the Rugby Championship in Mendoza (kick-off 19.10 GMT).

Francois Louw is named at flanker in an unchanged Springbok side, whilst Horacio Agulla joins Eusebio Guinazu in the starting line-up for the Pumas.

Argentina will be looking to bounce back from last weekend's record loss in South Africa, whilst the Springboks will no doubt be aiming to take a two-from-two tally with them into the next stage of the tournament and the awaiting challenge of Australia.

But South Africa Head Coach, Heyneke Meyer, knows the Pumas will lift the intensity for the game on their home soil.

"We experienced first-hand how passionate their supporters are and how they can lift their team," said Meyer.

"Having said that, our focus is on continuous improvement and we would like to keep on converting try-scoring opportunities, building on our good on-field discipline and improving our play at the breakdowns."

Springbok team to face Argentina

15. Willie le Roux
14. Bjorn Basson
13. JJ Engelbrecht
12. Jean de Villiers ( c )
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. Jano Vermaak
22. Pat Lambie
23. Jan Serfontein

Argentina side to face Springboks

15. Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino
14. Gonzalo Camacho
13. Marcelo Bosch
12. Felipe Contepomi ( c )
11. Horacio Agulla
10. Nicolás Sánchez
9. Martín Landajo
1. Marcos Ayerza
2. Eusebio Guiñazú
3. Juan Figallo
4. Julio Farías Cabello
5. Mariano Galarza
6. Pablo Matera
7. Juan Manuel Leguizamón
8. Leonardo Senatore


16. Agustín Creevy
17. Nahuel Lobo
18. Matías Díaz
19. Tomas Lavaninni
20. Benjamin Macome
21. Tomás Cubelli
22. Santiago Fernández
23. Juan Imhoff

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