Venue: Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)
This is, perhaps apart from the Samoa v Fiji Game, would be the match of the day. A big clash between two teams with the result going either way. For Scotland needs a win to easily make the quarter finals. For Argentina it is a little more difficult as they have already lost to England. If Argentina wins the result of next weekend’s Scotland v England test match crucial.
\Both teams are fielding their strongest possible lineups. Argentina has been the more impressive of the two teams so far in this tournament. Scotland has bumbled their way through victories over lesser ranked teams whilst Argentina could have defeated England and were dominant over Romania.
Last Five Encounters
19.06.2010 Scotland 13-9 in Mar del Plata
12.06.2010 Scotland 24-16 in Tucuman
28.11.2009 Argentina 9-6 at Murrayfield
14.06.2008 Scotland 26-14 in Buenos Aires
07.06.2009 Argentina 21-15 in Rosario
Argentina This World Cup
10.09.2011 v England L 9-13 in Dunedin
17.09.2011 v Romania W 43-8 in Invercargill
Scotland This World Cup
10.09.2011 v Romania W 34-24 in Invercargill
17.09.2011 v Georgia W 15-6 in Dunedin
GWC Rugby Rankings
World Table-Scotland 5th, Argentina 11th
IRB Ranking Points
Scotland 79.12, Argentina 77.30
Prediction: Argentina by 7
15 Christopher Paterson, 14 Max Evans, 13 Nicholas De Luca, 12 Graeme Morrison, 11 Sean Lamont, 10 Ruaridh Jackson, 9 Rory Lawson,Capt. 8 Kelly Brown,
7 John Barclay, 6 Alistair Strokosch, 5 James Hamilton, 4 Richard Gray, 3 Geoffrey Cross, 2 Ross Ford, 1 Allan Jacobsen.
16 Douglas Hall, 17 Alasdair Dickinson, 18 Nathan Hines, 19 Richard Vernon, 20 Michael Blair, 21 Daniel Parks, 22 Simon Danielli.
Head Coach: Andy Robinson
15 Martín Rodríguez, 14 Gonzalo Camacho, 13 Marcelo Bosch, 12 Felipe Contepomi,Capt. 11 Horacio Agulla, 10 Santiago Fernández, 9 Nicolás Vergallo,
8 Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe, 7 Juan Manuel Leguizamón, 6 Julio Farias Cabello, 5 Patricio Albacete, 4 Manuel Carizza, 3 Juan Figallo, 2 Mario Ledesma, 1 Rodrigo Roncero.
16 Agustín Creevy, 17 Martín Scelzo, 18 Mariano Galarza, 19 Genaro Fessia, 20 Alfredo Lalanne, 21 Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino, 22 Juan Jose Imhoff
Head Coach: Santiago Phelan