Sport

Thursday 31 July 2014

Kiss not taking Pumas lightly

Published 23/11/2012|16:49

  • Share
Les Kiss is anticipating a physical contest against Argentina

Ireland assistant coach Les Kiss believes Argentina have been strengthened by their exposure to the Rugby Championship.

  • Share
  • Go To

The Irish are targeting a third successive victory over the Pumas when the rivals clash in the climax to the Guinness Series at Aviva Stadium on Saturday. This year for the first time Argentina have competed in an annual tournament after appearing in the successor to the Tri-Nations.

And Kiss recognises the advantages that has brought, saying: "They're a team you must have a massive amount of respect for. It will be a physical affair. They beat Wales well two weeks ago and have benefited from playing in the Rugby Championship."

He added: "You can't afford to disregard what they've learned from being involved in it.

"I've loved the two Tests we've played against them since I've been involved with Ireland - they were physical and in the trenches.

"We will have to front up again and if it comes down to trench warfare then they're as good as anyone. We rate ourselves in that area too.

"The crowd love those affairs sometimes and I believe it will be a real battle.

"There will be some tight exchanges that will give an edge to the game."

Press Association

Read More

Classifieds

CarsIreland

Independent Shopping.ie

Meet, chat and connect with
singles in your area

Independent Shopping.ie

Meet Singles Now

Findajob

Apps

Now available on

Editors Choice

Also in this section