25 Sep 2012

All Blacks expecting loud and proud crowd for Argentina match

6:41 pm on 25 September 2012

The All Blacks have come across plenty of boisterous football crowds during their first few days in Buenos Aires and they're preparing themselves to face something equally as energetic in Sunday's rugby match against Argentina.

The men in black already have one hand on the inaugural Rugby Championship trophy and a win this weekend would seal the deal, however they're well aware of the struggles recent All Black sides have had in the Argentinean capital.

Centre Conrad Smith says the Pumas grow an extra leg when playing at home and he's expecting the crowd at La Plata to be just as noisy as the city's football fans.

The All Blacks coach Steve Hansen is due to name his team for Sunday's match on Thursday night.