Argentina make five changes for NZ Sevens

(IRB.COM) Monday 7 January 2013
 
 Argentina make five changes for NZ Sevens
Nicolas Bruzzone will captain Argentina in New Zealand and USA

Argentina Sevens head coach Andres Romagnoli has announced his 12-man squad for the fourth and fifth rounds of the 2012/13 Sevens World Series next month.

Currently in seventh place overall with 36 points, Los Pumas' best result was in the last round of 2012 in South Africa, where they reached the Cup semi finals.

With just over three weeks until the Hertz Sevens in New Zealand, Romagnoli has made five changes to his squad with Martin Chiappesoni, Santiago Craig, Matias Orlando, Anibal Panceyra Garrido and Javier Rojas replacing Pablo Matera, Gaston Revol, Francisco Merello, Juan Igancio Bex and Ignacio Pasman.

Both Rojas and Orlando will be making their debuts on the HSBC Sevens World Series, while Bruzzone maintains the captain's armband.

Argentina will face matches with France, Kenya and Tonga in Pool B at the Hertz Sevens on 1-2 February.

World Series Standings (top eight):
1. New Zealand - 60 points
2. France - 46
3. Fiji - 44
4. South Africa - 41
5. Samoa - 39
6. Kenya - 37
7. Argentina - 36
8. Wales - 31

Wellington, New Zealand

Round 4
6-7 February 2015
Venue: Westpac Stadium
City: Wellington
Capacity: 36,000

 
Pools
Pool A
TeamPlayedPts
ENG39
RSA37
WAL35
POR33
Pool B
TeamPlayedPts
FIJ39
NZL37
FRA35
ESP33
Pool C
TeamPlayedPts
CAN39
ARG37
SCO34
USA34
Pool D
TeamPlayedPts
AUS39
SAM37
KEN35
TON33
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Photos
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  • Sherwin Stowers
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