Argentina can make us pay – McCaw

Date published: September 5 2014

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New Zealand captain Richie McCaw believes Argentina are playing their best rugby so far in the Rugby Championship so far.

New Zealand captain Richie McCaw believes Argentina are playing their best rugby so far in the Rugby Championship so far.

Los Pumas lost their first two matches to South Africa but by narrow margins, running the Springboks close on both occasions.

Acknowledging the development of their game under new coach Daniel Hourcade, McCaw singled out a couple of the opposition's backs.

The most capped player of all time also added that Argentina would put points in the board if allowed too much possession.

“They're playing probably better than they have done over the last couple of years,” said McCaw, adding the relentless aggression of their pack was no longer their only weapon.

“They have a pretty good defensive system, too, out in the backline and guys like (Juan Martín) Hernández and their full-back (Joaquín Tuculet) they played pretty damned well against the Springboks and scored some good points.

“So, if we give them easy ball at the right end of the field they've got the ability to make us pay.”

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