AGUSTIN PICHOT made a passionate plea for the Six Nations to be expanded to include Argentina after they beat Wales for the fourth time in five matches.
And the Pumas skipper even went as far as to suggest Argentina would be willing to play their home matches at Llanelli!
The Latin American kings are desperate to be admitted to an annual top tournament, but don't have anywhere to go with the Tri-Nations a New Zealand-Australia-South Africa closed shop.
Argentina's players would prefer the Six Nations to become seven and accommodate them.
Pichot pointed out all of the Argentina starting line-up who beat Wales would be playing club rugby in Europe next season.
The Pumas have accounted for every Six Nations team, including champions France away last season, and the scrum-half believes they would be a major draw.
"We have played some good rugby, but the problem is that Argentina probably would not bring money to the table," said Pichot, pictured right.
"But I believe rugby should be inclusive. How are you going to expand the sport and make more countries stronger if you block their path?
"We, as a group of players, would be prepared to play our home games in Europe if we were able to join the Six Nations.
"I beg you to let us take part in it. What Italy did last season was great for the sport and I'm sure we could do the same.
"It's about thinking. I would play in Llanelli if that would get us in. But Spain might be a better option. It's sunnier for a start!"
Argentina certainly did their cause no harm by whitewashing Wales in the two-Test series.
"We said we were going for the throat and would take any chances that came our way," added Pichot.
"We were able to neutralise Wales. It was a special moment. Welsh rugby is brilliant, but it's up and down.
"I'm sure they will have a great autumn series and Six Nations Championship."