September 6, 2018 / 4:21 AM / 13 days ago

FACTBOX-Rugby Championship - New Zealand v Argentina

WELLINGTON, Sept 6 (Reuters) - Factbox on Saturday’s Rugby Championship test between New Zealand and Argentina:

When: Sept. 8, 7:35 p.m. local (0735 GMT)

Where: Trafalgar Park, Nelson (capacity: 21,480 with temporary seats)

Referee: Pascal Gauzere (France)

Assistant referees: Nigel Owens (Wales), Nic Berry (Australia); TMO: Rowan Kitt (England)

NEW ZEALAND

World ranking: 1

Coach: Steve Hansen

Captain: Kieran Read

Team: 15-Ben Smith, 14-Nehe Milner-Skudder, 13-Jack Goodhue, 12-Ngani Laumape, 11-Waisake Naholo, 10-Richie Mo’unga, 9-TJ Perenara, 8-Kieran Read (captain), 7-Ardie Savea, 6-Shannon Frizell, 5-Scott Barrett, 4-Brodie Retallick, 3-Owen Franks, 2-Codie Taylor, 1-Karl Tu’inukuafe.

Replacements: 16-Nathan Harris, 17-Tim Perry, 18-Ofa Tuungafasi, 19-Sam Whitelock, 20-Luke Whitelock, 21-Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi, 22-Damian McKenzie, 23-Anton Lienert-Brown

ARGENTINA

World ranking: 9

Coach: Mario Ledesma

Captain: Agustin Creevy

Team: 15-Emiliano Boffelli, 14-Bautista Delguy, 13-Matias Moroni, 12-Jeronimo de la Fuente, 11-Ramiro Moyano, 10-Nicolas Sanchez, 9-Martin Landajo, 8-Javier Ortega Desio, 7-Marcos Kremer, 6-Tomas Lezana, 5-Tomas Lavanini, 4-Guido Petti, 3-Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, 2-Agustin Creevy (captain), 1-Santiago Garcia Botta

Replacements: 16-Julian Montoya, 17-Juan Pablo Zeiss, 18-Gaston Cortes, 19-Matias Alemanno, 20-Pablo Matera, 21-Tomas Cubelli, 22-Bautista Ezcurra, 23-Juan Cruz Mallia.

OVERALL RECORD

Played: 26

New Zealand wins: 25

Draws: 1

LAST FIVE MEETINGS

2017 New Zealand 36-10 Argentina Buenos Aires

2017 New Zealand 39-22 Argentina New Plymouth

2016 New Zealand 36-17 Argentina Buenos Aires

2016 New Zealand 57-22 Argentina Hamilton

2015 New Zealand 26-16 Argentina London*

* Rugby World Cup match (Reporting by Greg Stutchbury; Editing by John O’Brien)

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