September 28, 2018 / 12:37 AM / 3 months ago

FACTBOX-Rugby-Argentina v New Zealand - Rugby Championship test

BUENOS AIRES, Sept 27 (Reuters) - Factbox on the Rugby Championship test between Argentina and New Zealand:

When: Sept. 29, 7:40 p.m. local (2240 GMT)

Where: Velez Sarsfield, Buenos Aires (capacity: 49,540)

Referee: Mathieu Raynal (France)

Assistant referees: Jaco Peyper, Marius van der Westhuizen (both South Africa)

TMO: David Grashoff (England)

NEW ZEALAND

World ranking: 1

Coach: Steve Hansen

Captain: Sam Whitelock

Team: 15-Ben Smith, 14-Waisake Naholo, 13-Ryan Crotty, 12-Sonny Bill Williams, 11-Rieko Ioane, 10-Beauden Barrett, 9-TJ Perenara, 8-Luke Whitelock, 7-Sam Cane, 6-Shannon Frizell, 5-Scott Barrett, 4-Sam Whitelock, 3-Ofa Tuungafasi, 2-Codie Taylor, 1-Karl Tu’inukuafe.

Replacements: 16-Nathan Harris, 17-Tim Perry, 18-Angus Ta’avao, 19-Patrick Tuipulotu, 20-Ardie Savea, 21-Aaron Smith, 22-Richie Mo’unga, 23-Anton Lienert-Brown.

ARGENTINA

World ranking: 9

Coach: Mario Ledesma

Captain: Agustin Creevy

Team: 15-Emiliano Boffelli, 14-Bautista Delguy, 13-Jeronimo De La Fuente, 12-Bautista Ezcurra, 11-Matias Moroni, 10-Nicolas Sanchez, 9-Gonzalo Bertranou, 8-Javier Ortega Desio, 7-Marcos Kremer, 6-Pablo Matera, 5-Tomas Lavanini, 4-Guido Petti, 3-Ramiro Herrera, 2-Agustin Creevy, 1-Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro.

Replacements: 16-Julian Montoya, 17-Juan Pablo Zeiss, 18-Santiago Medrano, 19-Matias Alemanno, 20-Juan Manuel Leguizamon, 21-Tomas Cubelli, 22-Matias Orlando, 23-Sebastian Cancelliere.

OVERALL RECORD

Played: 27

New Zealand wins: 26

Argentina wins: 0

Draws: 1

LAST FIVE MEETINGS

2018 New Zealand 46-24 Argentina, Nelson

2017 Argentina 10-36 New Zealand, Buenos Aires

2017 New Zealand 39-22 Argentina, New Plymouth

2016 Argentina 17-36 New Zealand, Buenos Aires

2016 New Zealand 57-22 Argentina, Hamilton (Compiled by Andrew Downie, editing by Nick Mulvenney)

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