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Argentina hope to get on top of Englands powerful scrum by seeing if they can heap the set-piece pressure on captain Dylan Hartley this weekend. Vans Shoes Discount Online .Pumas lock Guido Petti hailed Englands tight-game as the thermometer of Eddie Jones resurgent troops, who are chasing a perfect winning run in 2016.Argentinas classic Bajada scrum technique directs all the force onto the opposing hooker, so England skipper Hartley could be in for a rough ride in Saturdays Twickenham Test.Second row Petti has watched Englands set-piece trials against South Africa and Fiji, and admitted Argentina will aim to impose their authority at the scrum this weekend.The thermometer of this England team is the forwards winning the physicality, said Petti. When they get control there they are very strong. The key in this match is going to be this. Lots of scrums, lots of mauls. The one who dominates these things will dominate the match.The forwards of England are very good, very powerful, very strong. Its good playing teams with these strengths. We want to play against the best and England are one of the best.The Pumas Bajada technique was developed in the 1960s and centres around the second rows binding around the props waists rather than between the legs.That, coupled with a sharply-orchestrated drive, centres the pressure on the opposing hooker. Petti admitted Hartley could feel the brunt of that old-school approach, should Argentina pull it out when the time is right at Twickenham.Yes we can do that, and maybe we have to think which scrums to fight and which ones not to, said Petti of Argentinas unorthodox scrummaging technique.We know that the scrum will be a very important area for this match. Our scrum has improved a lot in the past few matches. I think against Scotland we had a great scrum, but England is going to be more difficult.Their physicality is their strength. They are very aggressive. Dylan Hartley is a great player, hes very experienced and he knows how to lead England. But this will be a big battle, and one I think both sides will relish.Argentina know they must beat England to have any chance of avoiding the group of death at World Cup 2019. Victory would edge the Pumas up to eighth, with the World Cup pool draw taking place in May next year.This weekend represents Argentinas last chance to affect their ranking before that pool draw -- and the top eight teams can expect a softer allocation in May, being sorted into the top two pots.One of our objectives is to be in the top eight so our defeat to Scotland was not very good, said Petti. But we can turn things around if we win against England. It is going to be very difficult but we will give it our all.We are really confident despite having two losses on this northern tour. The rankings are very important, but also, if you want to be world champions then you have to beat everyone at some point.Being in the top eight was our objective for the end of the year. This is our last chance. Vans Shoes Clearance Sale .J. -- Marty Brodeur beat the Pittsburgh Penguins yet again. Vans Shoes Sale Online Cheap .Y. -- Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone has drawn on his Syracuse connections once again by hiring Rob Moore to take over as receivers coach. . Despite the cost, effort and an improved steroid test, its possible that very few -- if any -- positives will be detected, Dr. Richard Budgett told The Associated Press in an interview. "We just dont know what the results from Torino will be," Budgett said. SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco Giants are assured of a 163rd game this season.Sunday, theyll try to make sure that contest occurs in New York, not St. Louis.The Giants can claim the second wild-card spot in the National League and a one-game showdown with the New York Mets in the Big Apple on Wednesday with either a win Sunday against the Los Angeles Dodgers or a St. Louis Cardinals loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates.The Cardinals can still force a one-game wild-card tiebreaker against the Giants on Monday in St. Louis with a win Sunday and a San Francisco loss.Giants manager Bruce Bochy was fully aware of the ramifications of Saturdays 3-0 victory over Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers within minutes of the final pitch.No matter what, were traveling, Bochy said of the next game after Sunday. Theres still more to do.The Giants send left-hander Matt Moore to the mound Sunday to face Dodgers righty Kenta Maeda.Moore came within one out of no-hitting the Dodgers on Aug. 25 in a 4-0 victory. He also pitched a 3-1 victory over Los Angeles for the Tampa Bay Rays earlier this season, allowing just an unearned run in 6 2/3 innings.The Giants acquired Moore from the Rays at the trade deadline.But Moore also had a pair of less-than-stellar efforts against the Dodgers this season, suffering 10-5 (for the Rays) and 9-3 (for the Giants) losses during which he was bombed for 13 runs on 15 hits in 5 1/3 innings.Maeda has been much more consistent. In fact, hes allowed three ruuns or fewer in 12 consecutive starts, and has a decision to show for each of his last 10 outings. Cheap Vans Shoes Online. Hes 7-3 over that stretch.And theres been nothing inconsistent about his results against the Giants this season. Hes gone 3-0, compiling a 2.65 ERA over 17 innings.The Dodgers will get one final tune-up against a left-hander before the playoffs. They went only 3-for-26 against Giants rookie lefty Ty Blach in Saturdays loss, dropping their season average against southpaws to .215, -- by far the worse mark in all of baseball.Today wasnt a good day for the quality of at-bats, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said of his teams on-going issues with lefties. Were going to see a lefty in the next series. We have to be better.That next series will be the NL Division Series against the Washington Nationals starting Friday.Saturdays loss locked the Dodgers, champions of the NL West, into the No. 3 seed in the NL playoffs. The second-seeded Nationals, winners of the NL East, have the home-field advantage in the best-of-five series.Maeda is slated to be the Dodgers third starter in the series, after Kershaw and left-hander Rich Hill.The Giants and Dodgers also will use the regular-season finale Sunday as a final audition for postseason roster spots. Each club will have to trim back significantly to reach the 25-man limit for the playoffs. ' ' '