Michael Cheika wants Argentina to improve further despite win over Wallabies

Michael Cheika guided Argentina to a win in Sydney
Michael Cheika guided Argentina to a win in Sydney

Argentina head coach Michael Cheika has urged his side to improve further despite a thrilling win over the Wallabies in the second round of the Rugby Championship in Sydney.

Coming from a 12-41 defeat against the All Blacks, the Pumas riding on tries from Jeronimo De La Fuente, Julian Montoya, Mateo Carreras and a late 79th minute touchdown from Juan Martin Gonzalez pulled off a 34-31 victory.

The victory for Cheika will be even more special considering it came against his former side while the Wallabies now have two defeats from as many games since Eddie Jones took over.

"What we were looking for was improvements from what happened last week," he told reporters.

"It's like even if we'd gone down to the end, I would have been happy with the improvements. I thought we made some good improvements, although we've still got a lot more to improve on.

"We were able to find a way to win even though we weren't playing our best," he added. "

We've still got a lot of growing to do for where we gotta go (but) the way they were able to find a way to do it, not just at the end, right through the game

"I felt like we had some good patches. We had some other things that weren't that great, but I like the fact that we were able to still win the game."