Pumas expect movement against Oz

Date published: July 22 2015

Argentina are expecting an open game when they face Australia on Saturday according to head coach Daniel Hourcade.

The Wallabies travel to Mendoza after their last-gasp win over the Springboks, while Argentina went down heavily in New Zealand.

However it was the Pumas who won the last meeting between the two sides, and Hourcade knows his team will have to play error-free rugby if they are to repeat the feat.

"We know we are going to play against a team which will put us under a lot of pressure, and we are going to analyse the detail of Australia's game plan. We are on the right path, trying to get some rhythm as a team and to keep growing," said Hourcade.

"It will be a match with a lot of movement, it will be very dynamic and we can't afford to make mistakes and need to do the simple things well. We need to concentrate to execute our game plan.

"Australia are coming with a great team. They only have the odd injury, like Giteau, but he's only just back in the team. They have a lot of depth and lots of top quality players.

"We're very aware of where we are and we know we are still missing something to be at the same level as our rivals, but we have shown that we are capable of playing good matches and getting results."