Martin Landajo
Martin Landajo one of just four Argentine players to retain their place Getty

Argentina take on Namibia in their final Pool C game with a much-changed starting XV due to start at the King Power Stadium in Leicester.

Where to watch Argentina v Namibia

Argentina v Namibia gets under way at 12pm BST on Sunday 11 October. Live coverage is available on ITV HD and BBC Radio Five Live.


Argentina start Sunday's game knowing a second-place finish is theirs. New Zealand's victory over Tonga on Friday night means they will settle for a quarter final meeting against either Ireland or France, whoever comes out on top of Pool D's decider later in the day.

That is unlikely to faze them, however. Los Pumas will enter their final group game as one of the competition's in-form sides, having shrugged off the challenges of Georgia and Tonga following their spirited defeat to New Zealand in the opening game. Those 12 tries scored in those two wins solidified their position to the extent that coach Daniel Horcade can afford to make sweeping changes ahead of their quarter-final on Saturday 17 October. The 11 changes made brings the average age of the squad down to 26, with only scrumhalf Martin Landajo, lock Guido Petti, blindside flanker Pablo Matera and outside back Matias Morini retaining their places in the starting XV, while there will be a well-deserved evening off for Nicolas Sanchez.

Jacques Burger
Jacques Burger retired after he was ruled out of Sunday's match Getty

Namibia's campaign will end with them rock bottom of Pool C, but they can finish with their heads held high after recording their first point in their history of this competition after shocking Georgia before that spirited comeback at Sandy Park.

Sunday's match at the King Power Stadium in Leicester was meant to be a final swansong for captain Jacques Burger, who will retire after the competition. But a concussion suffered in the first half against Georgia means he has already played his last game for his country. Rohan Kitshoff will be hoping to fill the void as captain in Burger's role as openside flanker.


Argentina: 1-Lucas Noguera, 2-Julian Montoya, 3-Juan Pablo Orlandi, 4-Guido Petti, 5-Matias Alemanno, 6-Pablo Matera, 7-Javier Ortega Desio, 8-Facundo Isa; 9-Martin Landajo (captain), 10-Juan Martin Hernandez, 11-Horacio Agulla, 12-Juan Pablo Socino, 13-Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias, 14-Matias Moroni, 15-Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino

Replacements: 16-Agustin Creevy, 17-Marcos Ayerza, 18-Ramiro Herrera, 19-Leonardo Senatore, 20-Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe, 21-Tomas Cubelli, 22-Marcelo Bosch, 23-Juan Imhoff

Namibia: Chrysander Botha, Johan Tromp, JC Greyling, Johan Deysel, Conrad Marais, Theuns Kotze, Eneill Buitendag; Leneve Damens, Wian Conradie, Rohan Kitshoff (captain), Tijuee Uanivi, Janco Venter, Johan Coetzee, Torsten Van Jaarsveld, Jaco Engels.

Replacements: Louis van der Westhuizen, Johnny Redelinghuys, Raoul Larson, Renaldo Bothma, Tinus Du Plessis, PJ Van Lill, Eugene Jantjes, Heinrich Smit.