Pumas out to disrupt Boks

Argentina coach Daniel Hourcade says his team must make the Springboks uncomfortable at Loftus on 16 August.

While the Pumas suffered six defeats from six in last year's tournament, Hourcade believes the 2014 squad – which includes former skippers Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe and Juan Manuel Leguizamón along with the likes of Juan Imhoff, Marcelo Bosch, Juan Martín Hernández and Marcos Ayerza – will do their country proud.

'Playing against South Africa as visitors will be tough, but the key will be to not let them be comfortable, tackle low and not let them play – I have a lot of confidence in the team,' said Hourcade.

Argentina squad:

Backs – Joaquin Tuculet, Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino, Manuel Montero, Horacio Agulla, Juan Imhoff, Marcelo Bosch, Nicolas Sanchez, Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias, Juan Martín Hernández, Martin Landajo, Tomas Cubelli.
Forwards – Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe, Juan Manuel Leguizamón, Pablo Matera, Leonardo Senatore, Rodrigo Baez, Tomas Lavanini, Mariano Galarza, Matias Alemanno, Marcos Ayerza, Ramiro Herrera, Lucas Noguera Paz, Bruno Postiglioni, Nuhuel Tetaz Chaparro, Matias Cortese, Agustin Creevy (c).

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