Rugby: Argentina will not hold back in attacking England, says new coach

Argentina will not be afraid to take risks and go on the offensive against England when the teams clash at Twickenham on Saturday, said new coach Daniel Hourcade (above) on Tuesday, Nov 5, 2013. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS
Argentina will not be afraid to take risks and go on the offensive against England when the teams clash at Twickenham on Saturday, said new coach Daniel Hourcade (above) on Tuesday, Nov 5, 2013. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (Reuters) - Argentina will not be afraid to take risks and go on the offensive against England when the teams clash at Twickenham on Saturday.

It is the Pumas' opening match of a three-test European tour.

Said new coach Daniel Hourcade yesterday: "For some time now, we've been trying to get better in attack and now we'll keep working to improve our attack and be able to score more points."

He took charge last week following the resignation of Santiago Phelan after Argentina's last-place finish in the elite southern hemisphere Rugby Championship.

England beat Australia 20-13 last Saturday while the Pumas have beaten England just once at Twickenham, in 2006.

Hourcade has made five changes from the Argentina team crushed 54-17 by Australia in their closing Rugby Championship match last month.