Pumas wary of winless Wallabies

THE Wallabies are yet to win under new coach Ewen McKenzie and will be desperate to end that drought in the Rugby Championship clash against Argentina in Perth tomorrow night.

The Pumas, who have not beaten the Wallabies since 1997, are also winless in the championship, but are above Australia on the ladder after they earned a bonus point for finishing within seven points of the Springboks last month.

Argentine inside centre Felipe Contepomi said he hoped it would not be the Wallabies who re-discovered how to win.

"Sometimes when teams are in crisis, they become stronger," he said.

"Australia has got great individual players and great coaches. It will soon click, but hopefully not on Saturday."

Meanwhile, the All Blacks have made five changes for the showdown against the Springboks at Eden Park.

Flanker Liam Messam starts after recovering from a calf injury, while prop Owen Franks, hooker Dane Coles, inside centre Ma'a Nonu and openside flanker Sam Cane are also in the run-on side.

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