The Rugby Championship

Argentina to benefit instantly from Jaguares - Socino

Argentina will show huge signs of improvement at the 2016 Rugby Championship thanks to Jaguares' participation in Super Rugby, according to Juan Pablo Socino.

The South American nation was added to the Tri Nations competition involving Australia, New Zealand and South Africa in 2012, and from this year is represented in Super Rugby.

The Jaguares squad contains a number of the Argentina players that finished third in the 2015 Rugby Championship and fourth at the Rugby World Cup in the same year.

Newcastle Falcons centre Socino was part of the team for the tournament in England and believes that, with so many members of the Pumas squad playing together regularly in Super Rugby, the national team can reach new heights.

"Being involved in that competition will give the boys the chance to play at that level and bring that skill level into the national team and hopefully do even better than we did last year [at the Rugby Championship]," he told Omnisport.

"I think you've seen the improvement they've made every year, so it will be even bigger this year with all the boys having played a season together in Super Rugby, so they should be more used to it.

"It should be, I wouldn't say easier, but there should be more cohesion within the team and hopefully that will reflect in their results."

Jaguares won their first Super Rugby match against the Cheetahs 34-33 and face the Sharks on Saturday.