Hore expects torrid battle up front

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James Mortimer     04 Sep 2012     Getty Images

The Pumas best chances, according to many of their supporters, will come from attacking the All Blacks up front - with the Argentineans holding the powerful Springbok team in Mendoza to a 16-16 draw.

Hore, a 67-test All Black veteran, making his debut in 2002, said that he expected Argentina to stay true to their traditional blueprint.

"They are pretty tough up front traditionally," the Highlanders rake said.
I've been lucky enough to play them three times and they definitely give you a hard time at scrum time (while) they play to their strengths I think."

"They have the same attitude as most people (and teams). Get some dominance up front and go from there. They've done it well so far as they've been brought up to play rugby much like the French people they take pride in being big and strong."
When Hore was asked what the crucal battleground was, he replied like a typical front row forward.

"Getting dominance up front (is key)," Hore said.

"Like most teams try and do. That's one of their strengths and they are big men."