New captain Agustín Creevy contributed to a
solid scrum and acted well in both the set piece
and around the field.
A lot of questions have been raised in regards of the ability of Argentina to provide a reputable front-row combination following the loss of the first and second choice tighthead props and also a new hooker. With Juan Figallo and Maximilano Bustos having suffered serious injueries Daniel Hourcade opted to groom the previously uncapped Ramiro Herrera and also replace aging hooker Eusebio Guiñazú with Agustín Creevy who covnerted from back-row to hooker in 2009. Together with Leicester veteran Marcos Ayerza the new front-row combination demonstrated the technique of the bajada to send back the heavier South African pack throughout the opening round fixture of the 2014 Rugby Championship. In the first scrum of the game the scrum saw Argentina awarded a penalty.