Manuel Carizza returns for Argentina

Argentina coach Daniel Hourcade has made 12 changes to his squad for their Rugby Championship opener against New Zealand on Friday.

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Manuel Carizza returns for Argentina play

Manuel Carizza returns for Argentina

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Argentina coach Daniel Hourcade has made 12 changes to his squad for their Rugby Championship opener against New Zealand on Friday.

The multiple changes come to the Pumas team that had a 21-9 win over the French Barbarians on June 26 as Argentina prepare for the daunting meeting with the All Blacks in Christchurch.

Manuel Carizza has been included in the starting XV, set to make his first international appearance since June 2014.

This clash marks the 21st between the two nations, with New Zealand having won 19 and one ending in a draw.

Argentina: Joaquin Tuculet, Horacio Agulla, Marcelo Bosch, Jeronimo de la Fuente, Santiago Cordero, Nicolas Sanchez, Tomas Cubelli, Facundo Isa, Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe, Juan Manuel Leguizamon, Guido Petti Pagadizabal, Manuel Carizza, Ramiro Herrera, Agustin Creevy, Marcos Ayerza

Reserves: Julian Montoya, Lucas Noguera, Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, Benjamin Macome, Javier Ortega Desio, Martin Landajo, Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias, Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino

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