Wales vs. Argentina Rugby 2013: Date, Time, Live Stream, TV Info and Preview

Tom Sunderland@@TomSunderland_Featured ColumnistNovember 16, 2013

CARDIFF, WALES - NOVEMBER 10:  George North (L) of Wales is tackled by Marcos Ayerza (2L) of Argentina during the Wales versus Argentina International match at the Millennium Stadium on November 10, 2012 in Cardiff, Wales.  (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
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Following last weekend's loss at the hands of South Africa, Wales will feel much more confident about their chances of beating Argentina, who lost their autumn opener against England on the same day.

Having said that, Saturday will see the two nations meet for the first time since the Pumas emerged victorious in last year's November international series, dredging up some unpleasant memories for Warren Gatland's squad.

Ahead of this weekend's fixture, read on for a full breakdown of all the viewing information for this weekend's Millennium Stadium standoff, as well as a preview of the encounter.

Date: Saturday, Nov. 16

Time: 2:30 p.m. local time (GMT)/9:30 a.m. ET

Venue: Millennium Stadium, Cardiff

Viewing Info: BBC One (UK)

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Stream: BBC Sport website (UK)

Wales Still Feeling Springboks' Knock

Allen in action for Wales' Sevens
Allen in action for Wales' SevensMark Kolbe/Getty Images

Injuries were always going to be a likely outcome of last weekend's brutally physical matchup against South Africa, but even Wales may not have predicted just how disastrous the effects of the match would be.

This weekend, Gatland is forced to make several key changes to his side in positions which are likely to be telling. Jonathan Davies, Rhys Priestland and Adam Jones all drop out with Cory Allen, Dan Biggar and Rhodri Jones, respectively, replacing them.

This means utility prop Gethin Jenkins will switch to the loose for the incoming Jones, while Allen makes his debut. The South Americans may not be the toughest challenge of Wales' schedule, but these are changes in areas which are bound to have a big effect on how the hosts operate.

Davies was particularly impressive during the 12 minutes he spent on the pitch against South Africa, twice breaking the gain line before his departure. His direct running, clever angles and powerful frame will be missed against the Argentinians.

Key Battle: Marcelo Bosch vs. Cory Allen

Although Allen is making his Test debut, the youngster is fully deserving of his place in the Welsh setup, as the Western Mail's Simon Thomas attests on Twitter:

However, the Cardiff Blues starlet does have one of Argentina's brightest sparks up against him, and it was Marcelo Bosch who stood as the South Americans' catalyst in midfield against the English last weekend.

Allen will have a hard time making his way through the Pumas' line, but it will be intriguing to see how the outside centre partners up with Liam Williams, who was prevented from getting into any sort of stride against Heyneke Meyer's Springboks.


Wales have a dominant record against Argentina overall but have lost five of their last nine matches against Los Pumas and can draw level in that time frame with a win this weekend.

For Gatland, it's the pack who'll decide everything as Argentina continue to bother opposing forwards when allowed to get into a stride.

The Welsh pack is the most experienced part of their team and a talented back row of Sam Warburton, Justin Tipuric and Toby Faletau spells trouble for the Argentinean attempts at the breakdown.

Prediction: Wales 34-16 Argentina