Argentina are without their, er, overly motivated lock Lavinini, the Leicester bound man is banned for playing timpany drum on the head of Owen Farrell with his shoulder – Matias Alemanno replaces him. This could also be the final international appearance for Juan Manuel Leguizamon, the veteran and surprise selection for this tournament who made his RWC debut
on Noah’s Ark
Former Chicago Bear and current Harlequins centre, Paul Lasike is in midfield for the Eagles while Ruben de Haas gets his first start at scrum-half on the same day he turns 21. The Cheetahs man was impressive when he entered the fray vs France and his partnership with the experienced AJ MacGinty could be the trial to a giving the USA a shot here. If they can put some pressure on the sometimes comically flaky Pumas half-backs then who knows what might happen.
Argentina: Joaquin Tuculet; Bautista Delguy, Juan Cruz Mallia, Jeronimo de La Fuente, Santiago Carreras; Nicolas Sanchez, Felipe Ezcurra; Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, Julian Montoya, Santiago Medrano, Guido Petti, Matias Alemanno, Pablo Matera (capt), Juan Manuel Leguizamon, Rodrigo Bruni.
Replacements: 16 Agustin Creevy, 17 Mayco Vivas, 18 Enrique Pieretto Heiland, 19 Marcos Kremer, 20 Tomas Lezana, 21 Gonzalo Martin Bertranou, 22 Benjamin Urdapilleta, 23 Matías Moroni.
USA: Mike Te’o; Blaine Scully (capt), Bryce Campbell, Paul Lasike, Marcel Brache; AJ MacGinty, Ruben de Haas; Eric Fry, Joe Taufete’e, Titi Lamositele, Nate Brakeley, Greg Peterson, Tony Lamborn, Hanco Germishuys, Cam Dolan.
Replacements: 16 Dylan Fawsitt, 17 Olive Kilifi, 18 Paul Mullen, 19 Ben Landry, 20 Ben Pinkelman, 21 Nate Augspurger, 22 Will Hooley, 23 Martin Iosefo.