Argentina’s home-based players will move out of quarantine in Australia today, allowing consultant Michael Cheika to work more closely with the group as they build towards the Tri-Nations series.
The squad arrived in Sydney from a training camp in Uruguay on Oct. 6 and will now be able to resume normal training under head coach Mario Ledesma and former Wallabies coach Cheika.
Argentina were due to open their tournament against world champions South Africa on Nov. 7, but the latter’s withdrawal from the competition over player welfare concerns has given the Pumas an extra week to prepare for a clash with New Zealand.
Argentina’s European-based players only arriving in Australia this week and head directly into 14 days of quarantine.
Argentina are hoping to have three friendly matches before meeting the All Blacks in Sydney on Nov.14.