Wales forced into late change vs Pumas after prop injured
SAN JUAN, Argentina (AP) Wales was forced to make a late change to its lineup facing Argentina on Saturday when loosehead prop Wyn Jones hurt his calf in training and was ruled out of the tour.
Rob Evans was promoted on Friday from the reserves to a start, and Nicky Smith brought in to the reserves.
The Pumas are virtually the Jaguares side which beat the Sharks two weeks ago in Super Rugby. The only change in the match 15 is the return of flanker Pablo Matera from a left shoulder injury for Tomas Lezana, who was in the reserves.
Winger Bautista Delguy will make his Pumas debut, and so could reserve props Javier Diaz and Santiago Medrano.
Argentina hasn’t beaten Wales since 2012, and not at home since 2006, on Wales’ last visit.
Argentina: Emiliano Boffelli, Bautista Delguy, Matias Orlando, Jeronimo de la Fuente, Ramiro Moyano, Nicolas Sanchez, Gonzalo Bertranou; Javier Ortega Desio, Marcos Kremer, Pablo Matera, Tomas Lavanini, Guido Petti, Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, Agustin Creevy (captain), Santiago Garcia Botta. Reserves: Julian Montoya, Javier Diaz, Santiago Medrano, Matias Alemanno, Tomas Lezana, Martin Landajo, Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias, Sebastien Cancelliere.
Wales: Hallam Amos, Josh Adams, Scott Williams, Hadleigh Parkes, George North, Rhys Patchell, Gareth Davies; Ross Moriarty, James Davies, Seb Davies, Cory Hill (captain), Adam Beard, Dillon Lewis, Elliot Dee, Rob Evans. Reserves: Ryan Elias, Nicky Smith, Tomas Francis, Josh Turnbull, Aaron Wainwright, Aled Davies, Gareth Anscombe, Owen Watkin.