BUENOS AIRES – South Africa could seal their first Rugby Championship since 2009 with a win against Argentina on Saturday, but Pumas centre Jeronimo de la Fuente said his team will aim to take advantage of their rivals’ confidence that they can win the title.
The Springboks top the table a point ahead of New Zealand, who face Australia in Perth, and De la Fuente suggested the expectation of a rare title triumph could be their downfall.
“They are very experienced players, but the only thing they’ve been talking about all week is the opportunity to become champions,” De la Fuente told reporters in Salta where Saturday’s match will be played.
“When you think so much about that and the result isn’t going your way, you start to ask yourselves questions out there.
“We need to put South Africa under pressure, make them make mistakes, score first. Obviously, we know who we are up against, and it is going to be a very tough 80 minutes.”