Juan Martin Hernandez who has only made one previous Test start at fly-half, but did finish the season at Stade Francais playing at 10 will face a stiff test against the French. The side is Captained by scrum-half Agustin Pichot and brothers Felipe and Manuel Contepomi link up in midfield at centre. The kicking duties will remain with Felipe Contepomi.
France, Argentina and Ireland are the three contenders for the two qualifying places for the quarter-finals in Pool D, which also includes Georgia and Namibia.
Argentina team versus France
Backs: Ignacio Corleto, Lucas Borges, Manuel Contepomi, Felipe Contepomi, Horacio Agulla, Juan Martin Hernandez, Agustin Pichot(c)
Forwards: Rodrigo Roncero, Mario Ledesma Arocena, Juan Martin Scelzo, Carlos Ignacio Fernandez Lobbe, Patricio Albacete, Lucas Ostiglia, Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe, Juan Manuel Leguizamon
Replacements: Alberto Vernet Basualdo, Santiago Gonzalez Bonorino, Rimas Alvarez Kairelis, Martin Durand, Nicolas Fernandez Miranda, Federico Todeschini, Hernan Senillosa