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All Blacks coach Steve Hansen is confident his young side won't be intimidated by a hostile Buenos Aires crowd when they face Argentina on Saturday.

The Argentine fans have a reputation for being extremely passionate and noisy and the venue for the Round Five Rugby Championship clash, Velez Sarsfield, is especially known for its cauldron-like atmosphere.

Hansen has picked an inexperienced team with six players included who have 33 caps between them as he keeps his promise of maintaining a squad rotation policy with a long season ahead.

But the 58-year-old mentor believes that players in this day and age are better equipped to deal with playing away from home as they are used to travelling that much more.

"I just think they get exposed to it more often, like in the old days, we didn't come here every year, so you didn't experience that and younger guys through that exposure are getting more experience and how to handle it a lot quicker," Hansen told newshub.

"The world is a different place I guess when the likes of myself and others were playing."

Earlier in the week, many of the squad attended a football game featuring Argentine giants, River Plate, which Hanson believes will give the inexperienced players an idea of what they can expect Sunday morning.

"The home crowd will be boisterous and passionate and just you know, themselves," Hansen said.

"We went to the soccer, or some of the guys went to the soccer on Sunday and they experienced that.

"You know, we've got eight guys who haven't been here before, so a lot of them went and what I do know is the only way you can keep the crowd out of it is by playing well, they'll quiet down a bit.

"Our aim is to keep them quiet, but you know, it's creates an atmosphere which is really unique and one that we enjoy."