To say that Argentina has a mountain to climb in Saturday’s All Calax match is an understatement, but winger Bautista Delgue is confident he will do well in the tri-nation clash.
In his first Test in more than a year, Pumas faced a New Zealand battle in a Super Rugby Aoteroa match and took four tough Tests in five weeks against the Vallabes.
In contrast, many Argentine players, including coach Marid Ledesma, compromised on Covid-19 before leaving two weeks after arriving in Sipni.
Delgue, however, suggests that if Poom arrives shortly after his first win over the All-Callers in 30 attempts, it won’t be due to a lack of preparation or effort.
“I am very excited to be 23 and we are looking forward to Saturday. We have been working hard since we started training in September, ”he said on Friday.
“We have spent the week analyzing the opponents and their players. They are trying to be solitary day and night because it is important in these matches.”
Delgue’s ten-team teammate has fond memories of West Sydney Stadium, helping the Jaguars win the New South Wales Dialogue at the arena to reach last year’s Super Rugby final.
All blacks will compete at another level.
“Survival is going to be very important,” Delgue added. “We are a team that is strong on turnovers and we know we can hurt them there.”
Delgue will line up outside a new center partnership between Matthias Orlando and Debentant Santiago Chocobarus on Saturday.
Flanker is likely to win his first cap from the bench of Santiago Grondona and another center Lucio Cinti.
“The team trusts them, we trust them a lot, they’re training very hard,” Delgue said.
“They’re very well dressed and they look great.”
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