The expansion of the Tri Nations to include the Pumas in the Rugby Championship is good for the sport.
I don’t think I was alone in getting a bit bored with New Zealand playing Australia and South Africa so often and the addition of Argentina injects fresh interest.
It will also help the team.
The Pumas started as the under-dogs but their draw with South Africa in Mendoza shows they are competitive.
If they were playing any other team tonight I’d be backing them.
But when they play New Zealand my affection for Argentina takes a step back and black trumps blue in my emotions.
Sartorially though it’s a bit tricky because while like most New Zealanders I have a lot of black in my wardrobe I also have a lot of blue.
That reflects how I feel about tonight’s game.
The blue shows I hope the Pumas play well, the black shows I hope they don’t play too well.