19 Sep 2011

Pumas coach says they're back on track

12:36 pm on 19 September 2011

The Argentina rugby coach Santiago Phelan says his undercooked team are back on track at ther World Cup after Saturday's 43-8 thrashing of Romania gave them a real lift ahead of their Pool B showdown with Scotland.

After arriving at the tournament on the back of just one warm-up game all year, the Pumas pushed England all the way in losing their pool opener 13-9 last week then cut loose at Rugby Park, running in four tries in the opening half hour.

Phelan says the team is growing and that was one of the aims of the tournament, to grow match by match.

Next Sunday's match against Scotland will probably decide the runners-up spot behind England in Pool B.

Sunday's winner can expect a probable quarter-final meeting with hosts New Zealand.