Hourcade: Salta weather a game-changer

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:58
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INTERVIEW: Argentina head coach Daniel Hourcade believes Saturday's Rugby Championship match against South Africa in Salta will be different due to the weather conditions.

The Springboks beat Los Pumas 30-23 in Nelspruit last week after scoring to late tries via Johan Goosen and Warren Whiteley.

However, Hourcade believes the re-match will provide his team with a good opportunity for revenge, especially in conditions they are famiiar with.

"This will be a different game because weather conditions will be different here,"  Hourcade said. "Surely we will see both teams try to play a different ball game.

"It's still hard for us [the loss to South Africa], but now we will be looking to get some revenge," Hourcade told uar.com.ar

For captain Agustin Creevy it is a happy to return to Salta, where he began his role as captain against Saturday's opponents in 2014.

On that occasion the Springboks beat Argentina 33-31.

"I am very happy with how the fans are treating us here and with the welcome we got," Creevy told uar.com.ar.

"In the last match we played here it was different, but now we have a team that can beat anybody. 

"We hope to play a good game on Saturday and win it for our home fans."

Source: uar.com.ar

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