Autumn internationals: Pumas eye rankings and revenge for Scots rugby 'lesson'

Agustin Creevy
Argentina captain Agustin Creevy admits his side are still haunted by the memory of their defeat to Scotland in 2014
Autumn international: Scotland v Argentina
Venue: Murrayfield Date: Saturday, 19 November Kick-off: 17:00 GMT
Coverage: Watch live on BBC Two, BBC Two HD, online, tablets, mobiles and BBC Sport app from 16:30 GMT; listen on BBC Radio 5 live; text commentary on BBC Sport website.

Argentina captain Agustin Creevy admits his side were taught a rugby lesson by Scotland the last time they ran out at Murrayfield.

The Pumas return to Edinburgh on Saturday two years after an emphatic 41-31 defeat in Vern Cotter's first game as the hosts' head coach.

"The memory of the last game is still with us," said hooker Creevy.

"They gave us a lesson and we know that we cannot relax because they were able to get 40 points in 2014."

Argentina have made significant strides since joining the Rugby Championship, which also features New Zealand, Australia and South Africa, in 2012.

And, from this season, they have been represented in the southern hemisphere's Super Rugby competition by the Buenos Aires-based franchise, the Jaguares.

Saturday's match has added importance to both sides as they battle for a place in the top eight of World Rugby's rankings before the 2019 World Cup draw in May.

The rankings will be used to allocate seedings and nations ranked below the top eight face having to battle past two top sides to progress from their pools.

Argentina occupy eighth spot, but Scotland can overtake the Pumas with a win - a fact not lost on Creevy.

"Taking into account the amount of times that we play, this will be one of the most important matches of the year," he said.

"Scotland is a very difficult rival, but we will try to implement our game."

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Autumn International highlights: Scotland 41-31 Argentina

Pumas boss Daniel Hourcade has named an unchanged line-up from last Saturday's narrow defeat by Wales but has made two alterations among his substitutes.

The veteran back-row, Juan Manuel Leguizamon, and uncapped centre Juan Pablo Estelles replace Tomas Lezena and Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias respectively.

Fly-half Nicolas Sanchez, the top points-scorer in last year's Rugby World Cup, wins his 50th cap.

Argentina: J Tuculet; M Moroni, M Orlando, J M Hernandez, S Cordero; N Sanchez, M Landajo; L Noguera, A Creevy (capt), R Herrera, G Petti, M Alemanno, P Matera, J Ortega Desio, F Isa.

Replacements: J Montoya, S Garcia Botta, E Pieretto, L Senatore, J M Leguizamon, T Cubelli, J de la Fuente, J P Estelles.

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