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Argentina don't like losing

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James Mortimer     02 Sep 2012     Getty Images

Los Pumas arrive in New Zealand effectively competition debutants, transitioning the Tri-Nations into The Investec Rugby Championship, and their heroic 16-16 draw against the Springboks - their best ever result against South Africa - has raised expectations ahead of their clash with the world's number one side.

The Pumas have said "improvement" is their big goal ahead of their first match against the All Blacks since the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

Sir Graham Henry will spend some time with the Pumas this week, part of his brief of a seven week 'consultancy' with the eighth ranked nation in the world, but Hansen dismissed any talk of the visitors going into their shell.

"I don't think they (Argentina) believe that (that they will try to limit damage), he said.

"I think they're coming here to try and win the game as they did in the quarter final."

"They were bitterly disappointed at the end of that final (the quarter-final in the Rugby World Cup) and they clearly thought they could've won and we'll be expecting them to come our trying to win the game and we'll be doing our utmost to make sure we win it."