Argentina recorded a 37-22 win over Italy in in San Juan.
With a second-string outfit, the hosts managed an impressive win over touring Italy.
Inside centre Felipe Contepomi was the star for the Pumas, grabbing a personal haul of 25 points via a try, four conversions and three penalties. Flank Tomas Leonardi, prop Rodrigo Roncero and eighthman Leonardo Senatore also crossed the chalk.
Italy scored tries via scrumhalf Edoardo Gori and flank Mauro Bergamasco. They were also awarded a penalty try, but this all proved to be consolation points.