All Blacks hooker Andrew Hore expects Argentina to play to their strengths and take New Zealand on up front in Wellington on Saturday.
Having beaten the Wallabies 27-19 and 22-0 over the past two weeks, New Zealand will look to cement their position atop the Rugby Championship standings with a third consecutive win.
Argentina opened their debut campaign with a 27-6 loss to South Africa in Cape Town before holding the Springboks 16-16 in a forward dominated contest in Mendoza last weekend.
"They are pretty tough up front traditionally," said Hore, a 67-Test All Black veteran.
"I've been lucky enough to play them three times and they definitely give you a hard time at scrum time (while) they play to their strengths I think."
"They have the same attitude as most people (and teams). Get some dominance up front and go from there. They've done it well so far as they've been brought up to play rugby much like the French people they take pride in being big and strong."