At 2.30 in the morning (Argentine time), live on ESPN 2 and ESPN Play, Los Pumas will play against the All Blacks for the third date of the Three Nations at the Bankwest Stadium in Sydney. After last weekend’s loss to the Wallabies in Brisbane, Ian Foster confirmed the team that will face the first game against Mario Ledesma’s team.
The All Blacks unstoppable started the competition that does not have South Africa as previous years since they decided not to play it. At Three nations, New Zealand debuted against Australia with a 43-5 win.
Then, in Brisbane for the second date, the Wallabies rallied and struck. The selected team led by David Rennie beat Fosters 24-22 and started the tournament.
Ofa Tu’ungafasi will not be in New Zealand, who was suspended for three weeks after being sent off last Saturday against Australia in Brisbane.
New Zealand is looking to bounce back from the last loss to the Wallabies in the Three Nations game against the Argentines.
The pack highlights the return of joe moody, who missed the last two tests that will make up the first line together with Dane coles Y Tyrel lomax.
On the other hand, between the backs, Aaron smith returns to ownership, while Brad Weber will be substitute and Richie mo’unga it may be ten, so that Beauden Barrett come back from fullback.
“The Argentines are well trained by Mario Ledesma and we have a lot of respect for them. You just have to go back to Buenos Aires last year, when we had a real fight with them, to know how tough they can be, “said Ian Foster, head coach of the men in black.
New Zealand: 1. Joe Moody, 2. Dane Coles, 3. Tyrel Lomax; 4. Patrick Tuipulotu, 5. Samuel Whitelock; 6. Shannon Frizell, 7. Sam Cane (captain), 8. Ardie Savea; 9. Aaron Smith, 10. Richie Mo’unga; 11. Caleb Clarke, 12. Jack Goodhue, 13. Anton Lienert-Brown, 14. Jordie Barrett; 15. Beauden Barrett.
Substitutes: 16. Codie Taylor, 17. Alex Hodgman, 18. Nepo Laulala, 19. Tupou Vaa’i, 20. Hoskins Sotutu, 21. Brad Weber, 22. Rieko Ioane and 23. Damian McKenzie.