Argentina defeated Australia, 48-17, in yesterday's Rugby Championship tie at the Estadio Bicentenario.
At the helm for Argentina was ex-Leinster and Australia head coach, Michael Cheika, whose post-match comments highlighted the enormity of the victory for his side.
Cheika, who is known for wearing his heart on his sleeve and for his fearsome outbursts in the coach's box, spoke of his love for this passionate Argentina side whom he recently took over.
I love these guys, they're my crew now. I was up on the last try, cheering. But then I started crying because I know I probably shouldn't be doing this. It was a bit confusing for me, personally.
But they're my boys now. That's my team. I will do everything I can to help them get success and enjoy rugby. They are paying me a lot of respect here and people are believing in the things that we are doing. I have to do everything I can to help them.”
“It’s good to be going to Australia and have a few days off, seeing my mum and my brothers and sisters and take the boys for a Leb (Lebanese) feed at my mum’s place. But I am looking forward to going to New Zealand because it is a great place to go and play rugby.”
“Massive disappointment. It’s not good enough," said Wallabies coach Dave Rennie after the game. "We conceded four tries with kicks in behind us and certainly got dominated in the collision area and created plenty of opportunities but we’ve got to be patient. A ruck’s not a disaster; just not clinical enough.
“We had a good enough side on the paddock to do the job,” said Rennie. “We gave them a few soft points early on, fought our way back into it. We’ve got to be better and while we’ll get a few guys back, whoever puts the jersey on has to front and we weren’t good enough.
“We certainly want to earn the respect of the country and you don’t do it with performances like that.”