The return of first five eighth Juan Martin Hernandez and openside Juan Manuel Leguizamon are the features of the Argentina team named today to play the All Blacks in Wellington on Saturday.
Hernandez, who missed Argentina's 16-all draw with South Africa in Mendoza due to a groin injury, replaces Bordeaux's Nicholas Sanchez in the starting fifteen.
And Leguizamon comes into the side for Alvaro Galindo after missing the Pumas opening two matches of the Rugby Championship with a stomach injury.
The experienced pair represented the only changes to the Pumas lineup though coach Santiago Phelan will not announce his reserves bench until Thursday.
The touring side looked in a positive frame of mind as they warmed up in front of former All Blacks coach Graham Henry, who was notably decked out in Argentine team kit at the Hutt Recreation Ground.
Henry struck a relaxed figure after climbing off the team bus and reiterated to media his desire to help the Pumas improve, likening their task to a New Zealand football team beating Argentina at international level.
Whatever the case, the visitor's chances received a boost with the return of Hernandez, widely regarded as the best first five eighth in the world at the 2007 Rugby World Cup before injury disrupted his career.
He has played only 33 test caps, but remains one of the Pumas most influential players beside captain and No 8 Juan Martin Fernandez.
Leguizamon, who will play his 40th test, is a rugged openside who proved a handful for the All Blacks during last year's Rugby World Cup quarterfinal in Auckland.
He is part of an experienced pack including veteran prop Rodrigo Roncero and lock Patricio Albacete.
The All Blacks, who trained at the test venue of Westpac Stadium this morning, will announce their side on Thursday.
Argentina: Martin Rodriguez, Gonzalo Camacho, Marcelo Bosch, Santiago Fernandez, Horacio Agulla, Juan Martin Hernandez, Nicolas Vergallo, Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe, Juan Manuel Leguizamon, Julio Farias Cabello, Patricio Albacete, Manuel Carizza, Juan Figallo, Eusebio Guinazu, Rodrigo Roncero. Reserves: TBA
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