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Munster fans will get the chance to watch their newest signing in action tomorrow

Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino starts as Argentina face South Africa in the bronze final.

Gonzalez Amorosino has joined the province on a short-term deal.
Gonzalez Amorosino has joined the province on a short-term deal.
Image: David Davies

ARGENTINA HEAD COACH Daniel Hourcade has rung the changes for tomorrow evening’s Rugby World Cup bronze final against South Africa.

Munster’s new signing, Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino, starts in one of nine changes to the side which were beaten by Australia in last week’s semi-final.

The 29-year-old fullback has featured in three of the Pumas’ World Cup games so far and has been given the chance to show his worth on the biggest stage at the Olympic Stadium.

Of the side beaten 29-15 by Australia, only six players remain as part of the starting XV.

Marcos Ayerza, Ramiro Herrera, Tomas Lavanini, Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe, Santiago Cordero and Nicolas Sanchez retain their places for the the encounter in London against the Springboks.

Sanchez, the tournament’s top scorer with 89 points, will captain the Pumas for the first time in his career. Lobbe and Horacio Agulla were a part of the team that started Argentina’s 34-10 defeat of France in the 2007 bronze final, while Ayerza and Juan Manuel Leguizamon came off the bench in that clas

Gonzalez Amorosino made 12 appearances for Cardiff Blues last season, having previously played in the Top 14 with Oyannax and Montpellier, as well as Leicester Tigers in the Premiership. He has scored six tries in 47 appearances in total for his country.

His move to Thomond Park on an initial three-month deal was confirmed this morning.

Kick-off at the Olympic Stadium is at 8pm.

Argentina (v South Africa)

15. Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino
14. Santiago Cordero
13. Matias Moroni
12. Jeronimo De La Fuente
11. Horacio Agulla
10. Nicolas Sanchez
9. Tomas Cubelli

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1. Marcos Ayerza
2. Julian Montoya
3. Ramiro Herrera
4. Matias Alemanno
5. Tomas Lavanini
6. Javier Ortega Desio
7. Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe
8. Juan Manuel Leguizamon

Replacements:

16. Lucas Noguera
17. Juan Pablo Orlandi
18. Juan Figallo
19. Guido Petti
20. Facundo Isa
21. Martin Landajo
22. Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias
23. Juan Pablo Socino

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