Will Addison says Argentina's obsession with soccer is evident in the talents of their rugby players, and warned Ireland the Pumas' lethal back line are capable of producing dancing feet and precision kicking.
Ireland host the Argentinians at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday in the first part of a trilogy of clashes.
Though the box-office All Blacks will attract most attention, Ulster centre Addison is braced for a tricky day at the office against the South Americans, with the likes of Ramiro Moyano, Emiliano Boffelli and Bautista Delguy likely to bring a bag of tricks to Lansdowne Road
"You look at Argentina as a whole, they're a soccer country, they play a bit of football," he told RTÉ Sport's Michael Corcoran.
"Every single one of their back line can kick extremely well. They can step, they can beat players.
"Their back three alone was in the top echelons of people who beat players in the Rugby Championship. They've got danger all over the park.
"We've three huge weeks but you don't take your eyes off what's in front of you. We've got Argentina this week. That's where this group is focused on looking."
Addison made his international debut against Italy in Chicago last weekend.
He came off the bench in a 54-7 win and is seen as an asset by Joe Schmidt due to his versatility and adaptability.
The former Sale Sharks man, who came to Ulster in the summer, qualifies for Ireland though his Fermanagah-born mother, and reflected on a proud day in the States.
"My mam grew up just outside of Enniskillen and I've been coming here in family holidays since year zero," he said.
"It was a great experience. I was lucky enough to have my mam and dad there so it was an immensely proud day for the family. I'm full of pride.
"It's been a great experience so far, I'm loving it. I'm a pretty passionate fellah. I was embedded at the club in Sale, I was captain when I left. I absolutely love the place. I think Sale are in the infancy of what could be a really proud part of their history.
"I was sad to leave but when I made that decision I had to put everything into it. Luckily enough I've got a great group of guys up in Ulster who've pushed me to become a better player.
"You get tingles every time you run out at Kingspan. We're looking to kick on and do something special in the next few years. We've got a great group of young players I'm enjoying working with. And the passion of the fans is something else.
"We've got some serious competition [in the Ireland squad]. It pushes you, and I'm loving being pushed by the other players at the moment."
Follow Ireland v Argentina via our liveblog on RTÉ.ie/sport and the News Now app, watch live on RTÉ2 and the RTÉ Player or listen to live commentary on RTÉ Radio 1 this Saturday (kick-off 6.30pm)