Agustín Creevy is set to become the highest capped Argentina international of all time this weekend as he is named in Michael Cheika’s Argentina team to host South Africa in The Rugby Championship.

Creevy is joined by Exiles Lucio Cinti and Juan Martín González in Cheika’s matchday squad for the Round 5 fixture, set to take place this Saturday (17th), kicking-off at 8.10pm BST.

The 37-year-old equalled Nicolás Sánchez’s record of 94 caps for Los Pumas in a Round 2 victory at home to Australia, and should he make an appearance off the bench against the current world champions, he will become the record appearance holder for his nation.

González and Cinti made history as two of the first 23 Argentine rugby players to win on New Zealand soil, the former scoring the only try of the game for Argentina as they won 25-18 in Hamilton.

Irish’s back-row forward will look to improve his already impressive stats, currently the joint-top try scorer in the competition with three tries and top 10 in lineouts won (8) and tackles (38).

Argentina’s fixture against South Africa will be available to view live on Sky Sports Arena, with coverage beginning at 8pm BST.


Argentina squad to face New Zealand

1 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro

2 Julián Montoya

3 Eduardo Bello

4 Matías Alemanno

5 Tomás Lavanini

6 Juan Martín González

7 Marcos Kremer

8 Pablo Matera

9 Gonzalo Bertranou

10 Santiago Carreras

11 Lucio Cinti

12 Matías Orlando

13 Jerónimo de la Fuente

14 Emiliano Boffelli

15 Juan Cruz Mallía



16 Agustín Creevy

17 Thomas Gallo

18 Joel Sclavi

19 Guido Petti

20 Rodrigo Bruni

21 Tomás Cubelli

22 Benjamín Urdapilleta

23 Matías Moroni


Argentina’s remaining Rugby Championship fixtures
Rugby Championship, Round 5- Argentina v South Africa- Saturday 17th September, Estadio Jose Amalfitani KO 8.10pm BST
Rugby Championship, Round 6- South Africa v Argentina- Saturday 24th September, Hollywoodbets Kings Park KO 4.05pm BST

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