The Argentina national team, sometimes referred to as the Pumas, are considered a tier one nation by the IRB. They recently joined The Rugby Championship, the annual southern hemisphere competition formerly known as the Tri-Nations.
Any suggestion the Pumas would be pushovers in their Rugby Championship debut was squashed for good on Saturday.
Key players came to the fore for Argentina in their Rugby Championship clash against the All Blacks in Wellington on Saturday.
New Zealand were made to work hard for a 21-5 victory over Rugby Championship newcomers Argentina in awful conditions in Wellington.
Argentina captain Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe is excited at the challenge his side will face against New Zealand on Saturday (8.35am BST).
Fly-half Juan Martin Hernandez has been passed fit to return for Argentina's clash with world champions New Zealand in Wellington this weekend.
Argentina have been bolstered by the return of first choice flyhalf Juan Martin Hernandez and flank Juan Manuel Leguizamon.
Having already given South Africa a fright, Argentina are determined to prove their are not just home town performers.
The passionate Pumas came within a hairsbreadth of pulling off one of the greatest upsets of all-time in Mendoza on Saturday.
Francois Steyn helped South Africa maintain their unbeaten record against Argentina in a thrilling 16-16 draw in Mendoza.
Argentina scored a huge moral victory by claiming their first Rugby Championship points in a historic 16-all draw with South Africa.
Argentina hope a change of venue will bring a change of fortune when they host South Africa in a Rugby Championship second round match Saturday.
Argentina will make their eagerly-awaited home debut in the southern hemisphere's Rugby Championship on Saturday.
This weekend General San Martin Park will play host to what will be Argentina's maiden home match of the Rugby Championship.
Springbok assistant coach John McFarland on Tuesday said it’s a misconception that Argentina are a one-dimensional side.
South Africa can expect a far more 'intense' onslaught from Argentina in their return Test on Saturday.
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