Argentina make five changes for closer against Australia
Former captain Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe has left Argentina's Rugby Championship squad making way for Rodrigo Baez as one of five changes for Saturday's closing Test against Australia.
With Juan Manuel Leguizamon still injured, the Pumas will field a new-look back row as they seek their first win at the close of their third season in the southern hemisphere championship.
Horacio Agulla, who scored Argentina's consolation try as a replacement last weekend, comes in at outside centre with Marcelo Bosch dropping to the bench and Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino replaces Manuel Montero on the left wing.
"We've tried to balance the physical aspect without altering the team structure too much," Hourcade said.
"There are players who have had a long year and played almost every minute in the tournament and are starting to feel the wear and tear of such a demanding competition.
"We hope to play our best match of the tournament for a great finish. Australia have already shown us the class of rivals they are and it will surely be a big challenge for us."
Argentina lost 32-25 to Australia at Gold Cost on September 13 earning the third of their three bonus points.
Team: 15-Joaquin Tuculet, 14-Juan Imhoff, 13-Horacio Agulla, 12-Juan Martin Hernandez, 11-Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino, 10-Nicolas Sanchez, 9-Martin Landajo; 8-Leonardo Senatore, 7-Benjamin Macome, 6-Rodrigo Baez, 5-Tomas Lavanini, 4-Mariano Galarza, 3-Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, 2-Agustin Creevy (captain), 1-Marcos Ayerza