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Pablo Matera has won 55 caps since making his debut as a 19-year-old in 2013

Pablo Matera has won 55 caps since making his debut as a 19-year-old in 2013

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt has warned his players lining up for Saturday's one-off Test with Argentina they need to focus on that and not the clash with world champions New Zealand a week later.

"It was a real Test match, really arduous".

"I think they are trying to live what they have experienced".

"They will respect Argentina and will obviously respect New Zealand". The boys did well last week but they were a wee bit slow out of the blocks as well.

"We want to go out and win and keep this home record we have".

They can undo more of the mystery around Argentina and further erode the aura of invincibility around the All Blacks as two more steps in building towards Japan.

"But that's a good way for us to try to cope and test ourselves against a really good side, which we know Argentina are".

Okay, they confirmed their status in a 2-1 series win in Australia.

"In particular, this is our first southern hemisphere game of this series and you saw in Australia, the way that southern hemisphere rugby is played on the back of Super Rugby is worth a fair bit of freedom", said the 53-year-old New Zealander.

"This team have the capability of doing that of having a day at one side and then parking that but ultimately for most of this week, I'd imagine they've only been talking about Argentina, maybe they've given an hour to the All-Blacks but I'd imagine not I'd say that's done, parked and they'll pick that up again on Monday". "So we're going to have to really be on our mettle". Fullback Emiliano Boffelli and wings Bautista Delguy and Ramiro Moyano have the ability to cut defences to ribbons - Boffelli and Delguy scoring three tries apiece in the Rugby Championship. "They were hard at the back, hard off the ruck and hard off the line and really squeezed us".

Schmidt said later in his post-match press conference everyone was devastated for the player known as "The Tullow Tank". "Nicolas Sanchez (the fly-half) is a weapon there as well". "It's great because our one Achilles heel is that we go narrow and they will exploit that if we go narrow".

Ireland stormed back and such was their confidence of getting the better of the Pumas forwards Jonathan Sexton rejected going for goal on two occasions, opting for touch instead.

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