Argentina’s starting side to face Australia in their Rugby Championship opener against Australia in Mendoza on Saturday features five players set to be involved in next season’s EPCR Challenge Cup.

Biarritz Olympique scrum-half Tomás Cubelli is back in the XV after missing the Pumas’ series-deciding win against Scotland last month.

Newcastle Falcons’ Matías Orlando forms a centre partnership with USAP’s Jerónimo de la Fuente, while Stade Français Paris’ Marcos Kremer is at openside flanker.

Benetton Rugby prop Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro also starts – his clubmates Thomas Gallo and Tomas Albornoz are on the bench, along with Newcastle’s Matias Moroni.