LANDAJO'S three Argentina players to watch ahead of England clash

Matera is our leader and offers unpredictability, De la Fuente is a cool head and Boffelli is the world’s best under the high ball… MARTIN LANDAJO’S three Argentina players to watch as they head to Twickenham to take on England

  • Pablo Matera has grown up a lot and become a great leader in Argentinian team
  • Jeronimo de la Fuente goes about his business quietly but hugely effectively
  • Emiliano Boffelli is the best player in the world at the high ball contest 

Michael Cheika has come in and given the team a bit more confidence in themselves. On their day, they can beat any team in the world. 

They showed that by beating the All Blacks in New Zealand. They have always been able to deliver a big win but now the focus is on consistency.

Part of the problem was the Jaguares joined the Super Rugby competition where the emphasis was on playing the ball. Scrums were not that important and that had some influence on the national team.  

They have gone back to the basics of Argentinian rugby, which is the scrum and maul. The DNA is back.

Michael Cheika has come in and given the team a bit more confidence in themselves

Pablo Matera

He’s learnt a lot playing for the Crusaders in New Zealand. He’s grown up a lot and become a great leader in the Argentinian team. 

Forwards need to be aggressive and he has that. He sets the tone with his expression and his hits. 

For a back row he also has a good kicking game. He’s an unpredictable player!

Pablo Matera grown up a lot and become a great leader in the Argentinian team

Jeronimo de la Fuente

A player who goes about his business quietly but hugely effectively. From the centres he organises the defence and the attack. 

Matias Moroni is the crazy guy who will go and confront Manu Tuilagi but de la Fuente is the guy with experience who thinks about things.

Jeronimo de la Fuente (right) goes about his business quietly but hugely effectively

Emiliano Boffelli

For me he is the best player in the world at the high ball contest. He will always chase and catch. Opponents like to kick the ball a lot and he will always be safe and get the ball away quickly. 

He’s one of those guys who can do most things, making him an option at wing, full-back or centre.

Emiliano Boffelli is one of those guys who can do most things, making him an option at wing, full-back or centre 








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