l’essentiel L’Argentine et la Nouvelle-Zélande ont dévoilé ce mercredi après-midi les compositions de leur équipe pour la demi-finale de la Coupe du monde vendredi (21h).
The 46 actors of the first semi-final have been announced. The surprising winner over Wales in the quarter-finals (29-17), Argentina will be able to rely on its two Toulouse internationals: center Santiago Chocobares and full-back Juan-Cruz Mallia. As for the rest of the starting XV, Australian coach Michael Cheika has made only one change from the last match: scrum-half Gonzalo Bertranou returns and replaces the experienced Tomas Cubelli.
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In New Zealand, there are two small changes to the starting lineup compared to the victorious quarter-final against Ireland. Sam Whitelock returns in the second row instead of Brodie Retallick (who is now a substitute), and Mark Tele’a takes the place of Leicester Fainga’anuku on the wing.
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The stage is set before the semi-final on Friday (9pm) at Stade de France.