Argentina make three changes for bronze final match against England

Tomas Cubelli kicks for Argentina against Wales in 2023 Rugby World Cup quarter final Tomas Cubelli returns to Argentina's starting XV (David Davies/PA)

Argentina have made three changes to their starting XV for Friday’s World Cup bronze final against England at Stade de France.

Pedro Rubiolo comes in for Tomas Lavanini in the second-row, Tomas Cubelli replaces Gonzalo Bertranou at scrum-half and Jeronimo de la Fuente is given the nod ahead of Santiago Chocobares at inside-centre.

There are 19 survivors from the matchday 23 who were routed 27-10 by England in their Pool D opener.

Argentina were thrashed 44-6 by New Zealand in the quarter-finals, condemning them to the third place play-off which they also won in 2007.

Argentina team to face England in Rugby World Cup Bronze Final

Forwards: 1 Thomas Gallo, 2 Julian Montoya (Captain), 3 Francisco Gómez Kodela, 4 Guido Petti Pagadizabal, 5 Pedro Rubiolo, 6 Juan Martin Gonzalez, 7 Marcos Kremer, 8 Facundo Isa

Backs: 9 Tomas Cubelli, 10 Santiago Carreras, 11 Mateo Carreras, 12 Jeronimo de la Fuente, 13 Lucio Cinti, 14 Emiliano Boffelli, 15 Juan Cruz Mallia

Replacements: 16 Agustín Creevy, 17 Joel Sclavi, 18 Eduardo Bello, 19 Matias Alemanno, 20 Rodrigo Bruni, 21 Lautaro Bazan Velez, 22 Nicolas Sanchez, 23 Matías Moroni

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