November 22, 2018 / 12:54 PM / 25 days ago

UPDATE 1-Rugby-Argentina make two changes for Scotland game

* Flanker Bruni to start first test (Adds details)

Nov 22 (Reuters) - Argentina have made just two changes to their team to face Scotland at Murrayfield on Saturday with Rodrigo Bruni getting his first start at flanker in place of Guido Petti, who moves to the second row.

Bruni, 25, came on as a replacement in recent friendlies against Ireland and France but has never started a match for the Pumas, the Argentina Rugby Union said in announcing the team.

Matias Moroni also returns as centre in place of Matias Orlando, who drops to the bench.

Martin Landajo and Sebastian Cancelliere feature as replacements for the first time since the Rugby Championship.

With Petti moving to second row, there is no place in the starting line-up for Matias Alemanno, who will start on the bench.

Argentina will be aiming to finally notch up a win on what has been a disappointing tour so far. The Pumas lost 28-17 to Ireland in Dublin on Nov. 10 and went down 28-13 against France in Lille last weekend.

They have a decent record against Scotland, with 10 wins in 20 games and four victories out of eight appearances at Scotland’s home ground.

The South Americans round out their four-match tour with a final match against the Barbarians at Twickenham on Dec. 1

15-Emiliano Boffelli, 14-Bautista Delguy, 13-Matias Moroni, 12-Jeronimo de la Fuente, 11-Ramiro Moyano, 10-Nicolas Sanchez, 9-Gonzalo Bertranou, 8-Javier Ortega Desio, 7-Rodrigo Bruni, 6-Pablo Matera (captain), 5-Tomas Lavanini, 4-Guido Petti, 3-Santiago Medrano, 2-Agustin Creevy, 1-Santiago Garcia Botta

Replacements: 16-Julian Montoya, 17-Juan Pablo Zeiss, 18-Lucio Sordoni, 19-Matias Alemanno, 20-Tomas Lezana, 21-Martin Landajo, 22-Matias Orlando, 23-Santiago Cancelliere. (Reporting by Mark Gleeson; Editing by Christian Radnedge)

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