Mario Ledesma, the coach of Argentina's national rugby team, suggested that Saturday's Test against France would feature a bit of extra history – because of the apparent close links between the two nations and their people.
Addressing the match at a press conference, he joked that "quite a few [French] players from the 1980s went off with our women."
France toured Argentina on three different occasions between 1985-1988.
"We're both Latin, we have family links. It [the fixture] has always had a special feel to it. Quite a few players from the 1980s went off with our women," he added with a smile.
Ledesma is one of many Argentinians to have played and coached French clubs having worked with the likes of Montpellier and Stade Francais as well as having worn the colours of Clermont, Castres and Narbonne.
The Pumas play France in Lille on Saturday with the two sides looking for confidence-boosting victories less than a year away from the Rugby World Cup where they will meet in their opening fixture of the tournament.
Ledesma praised Jacques Brunel's outfit despite a poor current record of only two wins in nine games this year.
France welcome Argentina to Lille seeking to avoid an 11th defeat by the Pumas since the turn of the century. As bogey teams go, Argentina give France an itch like no other, and have done so for more than two decades.
In 20 years, under five different coaches, various French sides, featuring stars such as Frederic Michalak, Sebastien Chabal and Thierry Dusautoir, have only managed seven victories over the South Americans.
Two of the most notable meetings came at the 2007 Rugby World Cup in France. In the opening game, with French fans expecting a positive start to the tournament, Agustín Pichot's Pumas silenced the 79,000 crowd at Stade de France with a 17-12 win. Three weeks later, they upset the locals once again to claim third place with a thumping 34-10 victory across Paris at the Parc des Princes.
"We're in completely different circumstances, for me that match will be different to the one on the weekend."
Saturday's visitors have a French feel, on and off the field. Three members of the Argentine coaching staff – Ledesma, Martín Gaitan and Gonzalo Quesada – have all played and coached in France's Top 14. Quesada coached Stade Francais to the title in 2015.