Rain, sun, hail and wind have all hit the New Zealand capital on the same day for the past few weeks, and in the rain of Invercargill
ten days ago Scotland struggled to break down a stubborn Georgia and relied on the boot of fly-half Dan Parks to kick them to a 15-6 victory.
Following the wins in Invercargill
over Romania and Georgia, De Luca knows Scotland must sharpen up to triumph over the Pumas.
Scotland arrived in Wellington on Thursday after achieving the target set by head coach Andy Robinson in Invercargill
of two wins and a bonus point from their first two matches.
Cuttitta attributes the forward display in his side's 15-6 Pool B win over Georgia in Invercargill
- vastly improved from the 34-24 opening defeat of Romania - to the group.
All their points against the stuffy, physical Georgians came from the boot of Dan Parks as the Scots failed to score a try against the World Cup minnows in Invercargill
Summary: Scotland arrived a week ago at Invercargill
to a huge airport welcome.
Danielli touched down after 75 and 78 minutes as Scotland responded from falling 24-21 down with 12 minutes remaining against Romania in their opening game of the tournament at Rugby Park in Invercargill
After being smothered by the warm welcome of Invercargill
, let's hope we knuckle down, get all mean and moody again, and do ourselves proud on the pitch.
But Cusiter, who won his 53rd cap at Murrayfield nine days ago following a long battle with a fractured kneecap, is not content merely to be part of the 30-man playing party who travelled to Australia on Saturday and on to Invercargill
for the September 10 Pool B opener with Romania.
Scotland next play warm-up fixtures with Ireland on August 6 and Italy on August 20 before their opening World Cup clash with Romania in Invercargill
on September 10.
Key increases will include: Tauranga to Christchurch, up 120%; Invercargill
to Wellington, up 63%; New Plymouth to Christchurch, up 20%; Palmerston North to Christchurch, up 11.
Scotland's first game in the competition is against a yet to be determined play-off winner in Invercargill
on Saturday, September 10 next year.