Rugby Championship changed Pumas

Date published: October 20 2015

Argentina defence coach Pablo Bouza says that since joining the Rugby Championship the Pumas have reached new heights. 

The Pumas progressed into the World Cup semi-finals for the second time since 2007, after smashing Ireland 43-20 in the quarter-final on Sunday, and Bouza says that playing in the Rugby Championship, and particularly against the All Blacks has helped them gain perspective.

Argentina take on Rugby Championship rivals Australia on Sunday at Twickenham, as they aim to reach the World Cup final for the first time.

"Playing in the Rugby Championship for us has been great," said Bouza.

"The players used to play against New Zealand far less frequently. Before you would play them every six or seven years, and now they have played ten matches against them in four years.

"For the players, and for us as coaches, we are always learning when we play against New Zealand."