25 Sep 2016

All Blacks arrive in Argentina

3:04 pm on 25 September 2016

The All Blacks have arrived in Buenos Aires for this week's Rugby Championship game against Argnetina and are happy for the few extra days they'll have to prepare.

All Blacks lock Sam Whitelock.

All Blacks lock Sam Whitelock. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Management decided to go a little earlier to give the players more time to acclimitise before they head to South Africa for their last game of the Championship.

The New Zealanders have already wrapped up the title and are currently on a winning streak of 14 games.

Argentina are bottom of the Rugby Championship standings, but they did beat South Africa in Argentina earlier in the competition.

The Pumas held the All Blacks for the first 50 minutes of their game in Hamilton earlier this month before the homeside ran away with a 57-22 win.

Lock Sam Whitelock says they're aware of how tough it is to win in Argentina.

"Making sure we don't get tripped us is a massive thing for us as individuals and a team so there's heaps to play for and the boys are excited by it," he said.

With their current winning streak at 14, Whitelock said they didn't look any further ahead than the next game.

"It's a big flight but we've come over a couple of days earlier so we're going to get a normal week in which will be great so we've got a couple of days to adjust to the time zones. The beauty about it is a number of the boys have been here before for the All Blacks or Super Rugby so they know what's involved.

"It allows you as a team to get a little extra time together, especially coming off a bye week," he said.