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Encyclopedia > Argentina national rugby union team
Argentina
Union Unión Argentina de Rugby
Nickname(s) Los Pumas
Emblem(s) Yaguareté (the South American jaguar)
Coach Vacant
Captain Agustín Pichot
Most caps Lisandro Arbizu (86)
Top scorer Hugo Porta (656)
Most tries José María Núñez Piossek (29)
Team colours Team colours
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First international
Argentina  Flag of Argentina 3 - 28 Flag of the United Kingdom British Isles
(12 June 1910)
Largest win
Paraguay  Flag of Paraguay 0 - 152 Flag of Argentina Argentina
(1 May 2002)
Worst defeat
New Zealand  Flag of New Zealand 93 - 8 Flag of Argentina Argentina
(21 June 1997)
World Cup
Appearances 6 (First in 1987)
Best result Bronze, 2007
Flag of Argentina

The Argentina national rugby team, nicknamed Los Pumas, is currently the top rugby union team in The Americas. The team, which plays in sky blue and white jerseys, is organised by the Argentine Rugby Union (UAR, from the Spanish: Unión Argentina de Rugby). Argentina is currently the only International Rugby Board (IRB) tier one classed nation that has no regular competition, such as the Six Nations and the Tri Nations. Image File history File links Argentina_Rugby. ... The Unión Argentina de Rugby (UAR) is a member of the International Rugby Board with a seat on that bodys Executive Council. ... For other uses, see Jaguar (disambiguation). ... Agustín Pichot (born 22 August 1974 in Buenos Aires) is an Argentine rugby union player, the current captain of the Argentine team and past captain of his former team Bristol Shoguns. ... A cap is an appearance for a select team, such as a school, county or international team in sports. ... Lisandro Arbizu (born 29 September 1971 in Buenos Aires, Argentina), is an Argentine Rugby Union footballer. ... Hugo Porta (born 11 September 1951) is a former Argentine rugby union footballer who played fly-half. ... José María Núñez Piossek (born 6 December 1976) is an Argentine rugby union footballer, currently playing for French club Aviron Bayonnais in the top division of French rugby, the Top 14 competition. ... soccer jersey left arm with white shoulders File links The following pages link to this file: Oldham Athletic A.F.C. IFK Göteborg Malmö FF Template talk:Football kit Assyriska Helsingborgs IF Åtvidabergs FF User:Johan Elisson/football kits Categories: GFDL images | Football kit templates ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... soccer jersey right arm with white shoulders File links The following pages link to this file: Oldham Athletic A.F.C. 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Argentina played its first international rugby match in 1910 against a touring British Isles team. It is today considered one of the top rugby nations in the world, and has thus far competed at every Rugby World Cup staged since 1987. The Pumas current captain is Agustín Pichot. They are now seeking a new coach, as Marcelo Loffreda, who had been in charge of the team since 2000, left following the 2007 Rugby World Cup to take up the head coaching job at English club Leicester Tigers. First match Otago 3 - 8 Great Britain (28 April 1888) Largest win Manawatu 6 - 109 British & Irish Lions (28 June 2005) Worst defeat New Zealand 38 - 6 Lions (16 July 1983) The British and Irish Lions (until 2001 known as the British Isles Rugby Union Team or more colloquially the... For the rugby league competition, see Rugby League World Cup. ... Agustín Pichot (born 22 August 1974 in Buenos Aires) is an Argentine rugby union player, the current captain of the Argentine team and past captain of his former team Bristol Shoguns. ... Marcelo Loffreda (born May 17, 1959 in Buenos Aires, Argentina) is a rugby player and coach who won 44 caps with one as captain playing at centre for the Argentine rugby union side (los Pumas) playing much of his career outside the legendary Hugo Porta. ... The 2007 Rugby World Cup is the sixth Rugby World Cup, a quadrennial international rugby union world championship inaugurated in 1987. ... The Guinness Premiership is a professional league competition for rugby union clubs in the top division of the English rugby system. ... Official website www. ...


Although rugby union is nowhere near as popular as football in Argentina, the impressive results by Los Pumas since the 1999 World Cup, have nonetheless seen the sport's popularity grow exponentially. Argentina has managed from its appearance in the international arena to accomplish several upset victories, and has been a tough contender when playing in Buenos Aires. An upset victory over the hosts France in the first game of the 2007 World Cup, took Argentina to an all time high of fourth in the IRB World Rankings and later went undefeated in their pool to reach the semifinals for the very first time, beating a spirited Scotland side in the quarterfinal 19-13. They were beaten 37-13 by South Africa in the semi-finals in a hard-fought match. They however beat France for a second time in the tournament 34-10 to claim the bronze medal and make 2007 the most memorable and successful year in the history of Argentine rugby so far. As of 22nd October 2007 Argentina enjoys an all-time high of third in the IRB World Rankings. Despite this, the Pumas still do not have a secured place in either the Six or Tri Nations, which is hampered not only by international restrictions but also by the fact that in Argentina rugby is considered amateur and for all concerned the status of amateurism is actually desirable. A player (wearing the red kit) has penetrated the defence (in the white kit) and is taking a shot at goal. ... The 1999 Rugby World Cup, the first to be held in rugby unions professional era,[2] was hosted by Wales, with some matches also played in England, France, Scotland and Ireland. ... For other uses, see Buenos Aires (disambiguation). ... The 2007 Rugby World Cup is the sixth Rugby World Cup, a quadrennial international rugby union world championship inaugurated in 1987. ... The IRB World Rankings is a ranking system for mens national teams in rugby union. ... First international (also the worlds first)  Scotland 4 - 1 England  (27 March 1871) Largest win  Scotland 100 - 8 Japan  (13 November 2004) Worst defeat  Scotland 10 - 68 South Africa  (6 December 1997) World Cup Appearances 5 (First in 1987) Best result 4th 1991 The Scotland national rugby union team...

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History

Early years

The first rugby union match in Argentina was played in 1873, the game having been brought to Argentina by the British immigrants. In 1899, four clubs in Argentina's capital, Buenos Aires, got together to form the River Plate Rugby Football Union. In 1910 a side managed by Oxford University — supposedly the England national team but included three Scottish players — toured Argentina: the people of Argentina termed it the "Combined British", also known as a "Great Britain XV". Argentina made their international debut against this team, losing 28-3 on 12th July in Buenos Aires. For other uses, see Buenos Aires (disambiguation). ... The University of Oxford, located in the city of Oxford in England, is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. ... First international (also the worlds first)  Scotland 4–1 England  (27 March 1871) Largest win  England 134–0 Romania  (17 November 2001) Worst defeat  Australia 76–0 England  (6 June 1998) World Cup Appearances 6 (First in 1987) Best result Champions, 2003 The England national rugby union team represents...


In 1927 the British Isles toured Argentina, with the Lions winning all nine encounters; the tour did however become a financial success for Argentinian rugby. Of the nine encounters, four tests were played, which Argentina lost by over 30 points in all. All the games took place in Buenos Aires. Five years passed until another international team would return to Argentina, which would be the Junior Springboks in 1932, playing a two match series. Argentina lost both. First match Otago 3 - 8 Great Britain (28 April 1888) Largest win Manawatu 6 - 109 British & Irish Lions (28 June 2005) Worst defeat New Zealand 38 - 6 Lions (16 July 1983) The British and Irish Lions (until 2001 known as the British Isles Rugby Union Team or more colloquially the...


In 1936 the British Isles visited Argentina again, winning all ten of their matches and only conceding nine points in the whole tour. Only one test was played on the tour, with Argentina losing 23-0. The following month Argentina left the country to play their first away tests - against Chile in Valparaiso. Argentina won the first test (and their first game), 29-0. The second match was won by a similar margin as well. Two years later Argentina hosted Chile, which resulted in Argentina winning by 30 points. Valparaiso is the name of at least three cities and a village: Valparaíso, Chile Valparaiso, Florida Valparaiso, Indiana Valparaiso, Nebraska This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


Post war

In the late 1940s Argentina hosted a combined Oxford & Cambridge side, which defeated them in both games of a two match series. In 1949 Argentina hosted their biggest nation yet - France, and although they lost both tests, the scorelines were very close on both occasions. To mark the 1951 Pan-American Games, Argentina organised the first South American tournament in Buenos Aires with Chile, Uruguay and Brazil taking part. Argentina dominated the inaugural tournament with Chile putting up the only challenge before losing 13-3 to the Pumas, whose thrashing of Uruguay 62-0 and the Brazilian team 72-0 highlighted their dominance in South America.


In 1952, Argentina played an Ireland XV in a non-cap international held in Buenos Aires. Argentina lost the first Test by six points but raised the bar in the second meeting in Buenos Aires to draw 3-3. It wasn't a win, but it was the first time Argentina had avoided defeat against a major European team and it was celebrated as a victory. As a result of the Irish tour, the UAR could not afford to host a visit from the Oxford & Cambridge team the following year. In 1954, they played host to France. The result was much the same as in 1949 with France proving far superior, winning 22-8 in the first Test before a 30-3 thrashing in the second, both of which were played in Buenos Aires.


In 1956, Argentina hosted Oxford & Cambridge again, but lost both of the fixtures 25-6 and 11-3. This was followed by a 4 to nil win over Peru, and a 50-3 win over Uruguay, though Argentina then lost to Chile for the first time. At the second South American tournament, in 1958, Argentina accounted for Uruguay 50-3 and Peru 44-0. And despite some drinking before their game against the hosts Chile in Santiago, Argentina's players still emerged victorious 14-0. In 1959 the Junior Springboks returned to Buenos Aires, winning both fixtures 14-6, and 20-6.


Sixties, seventies and eighties

In 1960, France visited Buenos Aires for a three match series with Argentina. The hosts still could not get their first win over the French, with France winning all three tests 37-3, 12-3 and 29-6. The following year Argentina again showed their dominance on a continental level, winning the South American tournament held in Montevideo, by beating Brazil 60-0, Uruguay 36-3 and Chile 11-3. In 1964 a new version of the South American tournament was played in San Pablo and Argentina again demonstrated their dominance with victories over Uruguay 25-6, Brazil 30-5 and Chile 30-8.


Back in the late 1960s the four home unions began tours to Argentina, and after Wales struggled in both Tests in Buenos Aires in 1967 it soon became clear that Argentina would be a difficult place to win a series. Scotland became their next victims when the Pumas won the first test in 1968. The Scots won the second test two weeks later, but it was close. First international  England 30 – 0 Wales  (19 February 1881) Largest win  Japan 0 – 98 Wales  (26 November 2004) Worst defeat  South Africa 96 – 13 Wales  (27 June 1998) World Cup Appearances 6/6 (First in 1987) Best result Third 1987 The Wales national rugby union team (also referred to as... First international (also the worlds first)  Scotland 4 - 1 England  (27 March 1871) Largest win  Scotland 100 - 8 Japan  (13 November 2004) Worst defeat  Scotland 10 - 68 South Africa  (6 December 1997) World Cup Appearances 5 (First in 1987) Best result 4th 1991 The Scotland national rugby union team...


The first trip of the Argentinean national rugby team to the other side of the Atlantic was to Rhodesia and South Africa in 1965. The team acquired the nickname "Pumas", from a local journalist after their first tour match, a defeat to Salisbury. The book "Be Pumas" recalls the Wackley Farmer of Rhodesia magazine commenting on the emblem embroidered on the tourists' jerseys was like a puma - rather than a jaguar. After defeats to Salisbury and Northern Transvaal, the first win came against Western Transvaal, another against South West Africa Country Districts and finally against the Southern Universities. The Pumas' landmark win against the Junior Springboks, by 11-6. They were welcomed home to Buenos Aires by a huge crowd; the tour had harvested 11 victories, one draw and four defeats over two months.


A match was then organised against the French champions Section Paloise, although the match was remembered for the uproar and misconduct of both teams rather than the Argentinean victory. Then Oxford and Cambridge arrived, a team that the Pumas had never beaten. The first match finished level at 19-19 and the second saw the University students triumph 9-3. 1965 ended with a match against Chile, which the Pumas won 23-11.


In 1966, the Gazelles arrived, a kind of a Junior Springboks B team. The visitors took two victories 9-3 and 20-15. In September 1967, Argentina played in Buenos Aires in the South American Championship with victories over Uruguay 38-6 and Chile 18-0. Wales arrived in Buenos Aires in 1968 and for the first time in their history the Pumas were able to triumph in a series, winning the first match 9-5 and drawing the second 9-9. The first great decade in Argentinean rugby came to a close with the arrival of Scotland in 1969. The first match saw a big Argentinean victory 20-3, but in the second game the visitors narrowly won 6-3.


Through the 1970s, Argentina confirmed its steady rise towards top-tier status under the impulse of its first truly world-class player, fly-half Hugo Porta. During their European tour in 1976, the Pumas came tantalizingly close to a grandiose victory at Arms Park over Wales, then the dominant force in the Northern Hemisphere. Only a Phil Bennett penalty on a foul by Gabrielo Travaglini at the death allowed the Welsh to escape with a 20-19 victory. Hugo Porta (born 11 September 1951) is a former Argentine rugby union footballer who played fly-half. ... Cardiff Arms Park (also known simply as The Arms Park) is a rugby union stadium situated in the centre of Cardiff, Wales. ... First international  England 30 – 0 Wales  (19 February 1881) Largest win  Japan 0 – 98 Wales  (26 November 2004) Worst defeat  South Africa 96 – 13 Wales  (27 June 1998) World Cup Appearances 6/6 (First in 1987) Best result Third 1987 The Wales national rugby union team (also referred to as... Phil Bennett (born October 24, 1948) was a Welsh Rugby Union fly half from 1969 to 1978. ...


The early 1980s also saw the formation of the South American Jaguars, a team dominated by Argentinian players, which played eight matches against the Springboks including one win at Bloemfontein in 1982. The South American Jaguars was an international rugby union team consisting of South American players that played during the early 1980s against the South African Springboks. ... Bloemfontein at night Bloemfontein (IPA: , Afrikaans and Dutch for spring of Bloem (bloom), flower spring or fountain of flowers is the capital city of the Free State Province of South Africa. ...


Late 20th century

From the late seventies to the early nineties, Argentina never lost the two matches of a series held in Buenos Aires, in a period that included victories against France, England, Australia and a 21-21 tie to the All Blacks, which is probably the most important result ever obtained by the Pumas, thanks to a terrific performance by Hugo Porta who scored all of Argentina's points. First international (also the worlds first)  Scotland 4–1 England  (27 March 1871) Largest win  England 134–0 Romania  (17 November 2001) Worst defeat  Australia 76–0 England  (6 June 1998) World Cup Appearances 6 (First in 1987) Best result Champions, 2003 The England national rugby union team represents... First international  Australia 3 - 22 New Zealand  (15 August 1903) Largest win  New Zealand 145 - 17 Japan  (4 June 1995) Worst defeat  Australia 28 - 7 New Zealand  (28 August 1999) World Cup Appearances 6 (First in 1987) Best result Champions, 1987 The All Blacks are New Zealands national rugby... Hugo Porta (born 11 September 1951) is a former Argentine rugby union footballer who played fly-half. ...


By the time the first Rugby World Cup was held in Australia and New Zealand, in 1987, Argentines were confident its national team would at least make it to quarterfinals. However, an unexpected loss to Fiji prevented the team from clinching the first round. Argentina won their first ever World Cup game when they defeated Italy in Christchurch. For the rugby league competition, see Rugby League World Cup. ...


On the following years, the retirement of many of Argentina's most experienced players, and the defection of many others to professional leagues (it should be mentioned that rugby union is still an amateur sport in Argentina and UAR's regulations of the time prevented any player who played professionally from playing for the national team) left Argentina with an inexperienced side. The Argentine Rugby Union (Spanish: (UAR)) is the governing body for rugby union in Argentina. ...


This led to disappointing performances in the 1991 and 1995 World Cups, albeit in the latter Argentina presented a powerful forward pack which was praised by the international media. Argentina's tighthead prop, Patricio Noriega, and hooker, Federico Méndez, went to play in Australia and South Africa respectively after their RWC performance. Noriega even ended up playing for the Wallabies. For the rugby league competition, see Rugby League World Cup. ... Patricio Noriega (born 22 October, 1971, Argentina) is a former Argentine Rugby Union footballer who played Prop. ... Federico Mendez, also known as Freddie Mendez (born 2 August 1972) is an Argentine rugby union footballer. ... First international Australia 13 - 3 British Isles (24 June 1899) Largest win Australia  142 - 0  Namibia (25 October 2003) Worst defeat South Africa  61 - 22  Australia (23 August 1997) World Cup Appearances 6 (First in 1987) Best result Champions, 1991, 1999 The Australian national rugby union team is the representative...


In 1999, a more experienced and somewhat under-rated Argentina made it to the World Cup quarter-finals for the first time. They had finished second in their group to Wales, and went onto the quarter-final play-offs. After a vibrant 28-24 win against Ireland, they were eliminated by France, 28-47, in the quarter-final. Gonzalo Quesada was the highest overall points scorer in the tournament with 102. Gonzalo Quesada was born May 2, 1974 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. ...


The new millennium

The Pumas during their November 2006 win over England at Twickenham.
The Pumas during their November 2006 win over England at Twickenham.

In April 2000, Marcelo Loffreda was appointed coach of Argentina. Argentina missed out on progressing to the 2003 World Cup quarter-finals due to a 15-16 loss to Ireland in a nail-biting game. It was noted that because of the fixture list, Argentina had to play four games in a fortnight, whereas Ireland played the same number of games in four weeks. It was suggested that Ireland, as a major nation, would not accept a similar fixture list, and that this may have played a role in the outcome of the game. Image File history File links Argentina_England_rugby. ... Image File history File links Argentina_England_rugby. ... Marcelo Loffreda (born May 17, 1959 in Buenos Aires, Argentina) is a rugby player and coach who won 44 caps with one as captain playing at centre for the Argentine rugby union side (los Pumas) playing much of his career outside the legendary Hugo Porta. ... The 2003 Rugby World Cup was the fifth rugby union world cup. ... A fortnight is a unit of time equal to two weeks: that is 14 days, or literally 14 nights. ...


Since then they have shown good form, splitting a two-test home series with Wales in June 2004; handing defending Six Nations champion France a 24-14 loss in November 2004 at Marseille, where France had never lost before; and, later in the same tour, losing 21-19 to Ireland on a last-minute drop goal. After returning to Argentina, the Pumas lost 39-7 to the visiting Springboks of South Africa; however, the Pumas were without 10 regular starters who had returned to their club teams in Europe. First international  England 30 – 0 Wales  (19 February 1881) Largest win  Japan 0 – 98 Wales  (26 November 2004) Worst defeat  South Africa 96 – 13 Wales  (27 June 1998) World Cup Appearances 6/6 (First in 1987) Best result Third 1987 The Wales national rugby union team (also referred to as... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The RBS 6 Nations Championship, (referred to as RBS 6 Nations for sponsorship reasons) known before 2000 as the Five Nations Championship, is an annual international rugby union competition held between six European sides: France, England, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... City flag Coat of arms Motto: By her great deeds, the city of Massilia shines Location Time Zone CET (GMT +1) Coordinates Administration Country Region Provence-Alpes-Côte dAzur Department Bouches-du-Rhône (13) Subdivisions 16 arrondissements (in 8 secteurs) Intercommunality Urban Community of Marseille Provence M... First international South Africa 4 - 0 British Isles (30 July 1891) Largest win South Africa  134 - 3  Uruguay (11 June 2005) Worst defeat  England 53 - 3 South Africa  (23rd November, 2002) World Cup Appearances 4 (First in 1995) Best result Champions, 1995 and 2007 Springboks redirects here. ...


Perhaps the one of the Pumas' best matches in recent years came on 23 May 2005 in Cardiff, when they played the British and Irish Lions in the Lions' send-off match for their tour to New Zealand. The Pumas were forced to choose a side of second- and even third-choice players (prop Mauricio Reggiardo, later voted man of the match, came out of retirement for the game) as 25 players from their selection pool were unavailable due to club commitments. However, a Pumas performance widely hailed as inspired, combined with lacklustre play by a mostly second-choice Lions side, put Argentina on the verge of one of the greatest upsets in recent rugby history. It took a Jonny Wilkinson penalty at the death—and arguably the decision by Australian referee Stuart Dickinson to allow eight minutes of added time at the end of the match—for the Lions to salvage a 25-25 draw and avoid a humiliating defeat. is the 143rd day of the year (144th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the capital city of Wales. ... First match Otago 3 - 8 Great Britain (28 April 1888) Largest win Manawatu 6 - 109 British & Irish Lions (28 June 2005) Worst defeat New Zealand 38 - 6 Lions (16 July 1983) The British and Irish Lions (until 2001 known as the British Isles Rugby Union Team or more colloquially the... The 2005 Lions tour logo In 2005 the British and Irish Lions Rugby union team toured New Zealand for the first time since 1993, suffering a 3-0 whitewash at the hands of the New Zealand All Blacks. ... Jonathan Peter Wilkinson OBE (born 25 May 1979 in Frimley, Surrey) is an English rugby union player and member of the England rugby union team. ... Stuart Dickinson (born 19 July 1968) is an Australian international rugby union referee. ...


When the Springboks returned to Argentina in November of that year, they faced a much stronger Pumas side, with most of their European-based players present. The Pumas took a 20-16 lead into the half-time break at Vélez Sársfield. While they faded in the second half, they were not embarrassed, losing 34-23. The following week, the Pumas travelled to Murrayfield to take on Scotland and won a closely-fought match 23-19. This marked the fifth consecutive time since 1990 that Los Pumas had defeated Scotland. They claimed another Six Nations scalp a week later, defeating Italy 39-22 in Genoa. Aerial View The Estadio José Amalfitani, is a stadium in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina and is home of Vélez Sársfield from the Argentine First Division. ... Murrayfield Stadium is a sports stadium in the capital of , Edinburgh, and is the home of Scottish Rugby Union. ... First international (also the worlds first)  Scotland 4 - 1 England  (27 March 1871) Largest win  Scotland 100 - 8 Japan  (13 November 2004) Worst defeat  Scotland 10 - 68 South Africa  (6 December 1997) World Cup Appearances 5 (First in 1987) Best result 4th 1991 The Scotland national rugby union team... The RBS 6 Nations Championship, (referred to as RBS 6 Nations for sponsorship reasons) known before 2000 as the Five Nations Championship, is an annual international rugby union competition held between six European sides: France, England, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales. ... For other uses, see Genoa (disambiguation). ...


In the 2006 mid-year Tests, Argentina welcomed a Wales side for a two-Test tour. Los Pumas swept the series, marking their first Test series win over Wales. However, in a near-reversal of the situation that Los Pumas faced against the Lions in 2005, the Welsh side only contained two first-choice players. The majority of the Wales side were A team and under-21 players, as over 20 first-choice squad members were unavailable or injured. The first test, on June 11, was a closely-fought affair, won 27-25. It was historically significant as the first Argentina Test ever to be held in Patagonia. The visitors were welcomed very warmly, as the match was held in Puerto Madryn, one of the major towns in an area that was settled by Welsh in the 1860s and where Welsh is still frequently spoken. The second Test at Vélez Sársfield on June 17 saw the Pumas take a 45-13 lead before two late Welsh tries cut the final margin to 45-27. Welsh indiscipline and lack of experience were generally seen as major contributing factors.[1] This did, however, mark Argentina's largest win ever over Wales. Los Pumas next entertained the world's top team, the All Blacks, at Vélez Sársfield the following week. The All Blacks won 25-19, but not until surviving an all-out Pumas assault on their try line in the final minutes. During June of 2006, a number of rugby union test sides will be playing fixtures that will be competed in southern nations. ... is the 162nd day of the year (163rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Patagonia, as most commonly defined (in orange). ... Puerto Madryn (in Welsh, Porth Madryn) is a city in the province of Chubut in the Argentine Patagonia. ... The Welsh settlement in Argentina began in the 19th century. ... Welsh redirects here, and this article describes the Welsh language. ... is the 168th day of the year (169th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


On 9th July, Argentina defeated Uruguay 26-0 in a Round 3a match during the Americas qualifying for the 2007 World Cup. Being their second win during that stage, Argentina moved directly into the 2007 World Cup, taking the Americas 1 position. They joined Pool D, along with hosts France and Ireland. 19 countries in the Pan American Rugby Association (PARA) compete for 3 direct entries and 1 repechage place (Repechage 1) against the winner of Africa 2 v Europe 4. ... The 2007 Rugby World Cup is the sixth Rugby World Cup, a quadrennial international rugby union world championship inaugurated in 1987. ...


The 2006 end-of-year Tests began with a bang for Los Pumas, as they went into Twickenham and handed England a 25-18 defeat. The error-riddled England side were booed off the Twickenham pitch after they crashed to their seventh consecutive Test defeat, equalling their worst ever run.[1] Further success followed for the Pumas, going on to defeat Italy in Rome and then coming within one point of achieving a similar result against France in Paris. During November of 2006, several rugby union nations will play fixtures that will be contested in the northern hemisphere nations. ... Twickenham Stadium (usually known as just Twickenham or Twickers[1]) is a stadium located in Twickenham, in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. ... First international (also the worlds first)  Scotland 4–1 England  (27 March 1871) Largest win  England 134–0 Romania  (17 November 2001) Worst defeat  Australia 76–0 England  (6 June 1998) World Cup Appearances 6 (First in 1987) Best result Champions, 2003 The England national rugby union team represents... For other uses, see Rome (disambiguation). ...


Los Pumas had been invited by the Belgian Rugby Federation to play their local games there in case of being accepted in an annual competition.[2] Soon after they also received invitations from Spain, Switzerland, France and Portugal.[3] Belgian Rugby Federation (Fédération Belge de Rugby in French and Belgische Rugby Bond in Flemish) is the governing body for rugby union in Belgium. ...


In the meantime, The Sunday Times of London reported in February 2007 that the IRB was brokering a deal with SANZAR, the body that organises the Tri Nations, to admit Los Pumas to the competition as early as 2008. The story noted that logistical issues, specifically the distance between Argentina and Europe plus fixture congestion in Northern Hemisphere rugby, caused the Six Nations to baulk at admitting Argentina. The IRB was apparently convinced that the Tri Nations was the proper place for a Southern Hemisphere team, and has reportedly found South Africa strongly supporting the move and Australia not opposed. However, The Sunday Times indicated that the biggest stumbling block may well be the UAR itself, "some of whose members are deeply attached to amateurism."[4] Eventually, by August of that year, it became clear that the competition would not be expanded until the key SANZAR media contract with News Corporation expires in 2010. An IRB spokesman, in revealing this news, not only noted the contract, but also Southern Hemisphere fixture congestion and the lack of a professional structure in Argentina as reasons that Los Pumas could not be admitted any sooner.[5] The Sunday Times is a Sunday broadsheet newspaper distributed in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, published by Times Newspapers Ltd, a subsidiary of News International which is in turn owned by News Corporation. ... SANZAR is an abbreviation of the South African Rugby Union, the New Zealand Rugby Football Union and the Australian Rugby Union. ... 1211 Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Avenue), where News Corporation is based News Corporation (abbreviated to News Corp) (NYSE: NWS, NYSE: NWSa, ASX: , LSE: NCRA) is an American media conglomerate company and one of the worlds largest. ...


2007 World Cup

Corleto on his way to his try versus France in the opening match of the 2007 World Cup at the Stade de France in Paris.
Corleto on his way to his try versus France in the opening match of the 2007 World Cup at the Stade de France in Paris.

Los Pumas began their final preparation for the 2007 World Cup with a two-test series against visiting Ireland, who was grouped against them in France. In the first test on 26th May at Santa Fe, they scored a 22–20 win on a last-minute drop goal by Felipe Contepomi. Both teams were heavily experimental, especially the Irish, with stars such as Brian O'Driscoll, Ronan O'Gara, Paul O'Connell and Gordon D'Arcy missing from the touring squad. The Pumas were themselves missing many stars who were playing that weekend in the final round of the 2006-07 Top 14 season in France.[6][7] The second test against Ireland was a 16-0 Pumas win at Vélez Sársfield on June 2.[8] On June 9, Los Pumas completed a clean sweep of their mid-year tests with a 24–6 win over Italy in Mendoza. They split their final warmup tests, defeating neighbours Chile 70-14 at CASI in Buenos Aires on August 4 and losing to Wales at Millennium Stadium 27–20 on August 18. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 441 pixelsFull resolution (2548 × 1404 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 441 pixelsFull resolution (2548 × 1404 pixel, file size: 2. ... Ignacio Nani Corleto (born 21 June 1978, Buenos Aires) is an Argentine Rugby Union footballer who plays Fullback position. ... The 2007 Rugby World Cup is the sixth Rugby World Cup, a quadrennial international rugby union world championship inaugurated in 1987. ... The Stade de France and the district of La Plaine The Stade de France (the English translation Stadium of France is not used) is a stadium in an inner suburb of Paris, and the national stadium of France, built for the 1998 Football World Cup. ... This article is about the capital of France. ... The 2007 Rugby World Cup is the sixth Rugby World Cup, a quadrennial international rugby union world championship inaugurated in 1987. ... Estadio Brigadier General Estanislao Lopez is a multi-use stadium in Santa Fe, Argentina. ... Dr. Phil Contepomi (born August 20, 1977 in Buenos Aires) is an Argentine rugby union footballer. ... Brian Gerald ODriscoll (born 21 January 1979) is an Irish professional rugby union player. ... Ronan John Ross OGara (born 7 March 1977, San Diego, California, U.S.) is an Irish rugby union footballer, occupying the fly-half position (usually called out half in Ireland and first five-eighths in New Zealand) for both Munster and Ireland. ... Paul OConnell (born 20 October 1979 in Limerick [1] ) is an Irish rugby union player who plays lock for Munster and Ireland. ... Gordon William DArcy (born February 10, 1980 in Wexford) is an Irish rugby player, more specifically an inside centre. ... The 2006-07 Top 14 Competiton is a French domestic rugby union club competition that will run from August 2006 through to June 2007. ... is the 153rd day of the year (154th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... June 9 is the 160th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (161st in leap years), with 205 days remaining. ... The 2007 mid-year rugby Test series (also known as the Summer tours in the Northern Hemisphere) refers to the Rugby union Test matches played during June and May of 2007. ... The Estadio Malvinas Argentinas, is a stadium in the city of Mendoza, Argentina. ... // Throughout August 2007, various teams will be preparing for the Rugby World Cup in France with a short series of test matches, primarily in the Northern Hemisphere and involving the RBS Six Nations sides. ... The Club Atlético San Isidro (CASI) is a rugby club in San Isidro, Buenos Aires, Argentina. ... is the 216th day of the year (217th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Millennium Stadium (Welsh: Stadiwm y Mileniwm), is the national stadium of Wales, located in the capital Cardiff, and is used primarily for rugby union and football home internationals. ... is the 230th day of the year (231st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


At the World Cup, Los Pumas were drawn into the so-called pool of death, featuring two other teams ranked in the top six in the IRB rankings—Ireland and the hosts France. On top of this, they opened the World Cup at Stade de France against the French, marking the third consecutive World Cup in which they played against the host nation in the World Cup opener. In possibly one of their finest hours,[9] the Pumas took a 17-9 lead into the half, and held on for a surprising 17-12 win. The Pumas subsequently beat Georgia 33-3 on September 11 at the Stade de Gerland, Lyon. Argentina then went on to beat Namibia 63-3 in Marseille, the biggest winning margin in Argentine World Cup History. They then went on to secure a 30-15 victory against Ireland which ensured that they topped the group. They then defeated Scotland 19-13 in the quarter-final at the Stade de France. The Pumas' improbable run at the Webb Ellis trophy ended in a comprehensive 37-13 defeat by the Springboks in the semi-final at Stade de France. However, the Pumas recovered to beat France for the second time in the 2007 Rugby World Cup, thanks to a 34-10 win in the 3rd/4th place playoff. The 3rd place showing for the Pumas in the 2007 World Cup is Argentina's best ever result in Rugby World Cup history, equal or better than the best showing by IRB founding nations Wales (who were 3rd in the 1987 Rugby World Cup), Scotland (who were 4th in the 1991 Rugby World Cup) and Ireland (which has never qualified for the Rugby World Cup semi-finals). Group of death is an informal sobriquet used in football to describe a situation that often occurs during the group stage of a tournament (such as the first round of the World Cup), where: all the teams present in one group are considered to be roughly equal in skill or... The Stade de France and the district of La Plaine The Stade de France (the English translation Stadium of France is not used) is a stadium in an inner suburb of Paris, and the national stadium of France, built for the 1998 Football World Cup. ... is the 254th day of the year (255th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The stade de Gerland is the principal sporting hub of the city of Lyon. ... This article is about the French city. ... City flag Coat of arms Motto: By her great deeds, the city of Massilia shines Location Time Zone CET (GMT +1) Coordinates Administration Country Region Provence-Alpes-Côte dAzur Department Bouches-du-Rhône (13) Subdivisions 16 arrondissements (in 8 secteurs) Intercommunality Urban Community of Marseille Provence M... First international (also the worlds first)  Scotland 4 - 1 England  (27 March 1871) Largest win  Scotland 100 - 8 Japan  (13 November 2004) Worst defeat  Scotland 10 - 68 South Africa  (6 December 1997) World Cup Appearances 5 (First in 1987) Best result 4th 1991 The Scotland national rugby union team... First international South Africa 4 - 0 British Isles (30 July 1891) Largest win South Africa  134 - 3  Uruguay (11 June 2005) Worst defeat  England 53 - 3 South Africa  (23rd November, 2002) World Cup Appearances 4 (First in 1995) Best result Champions, 1995 and 2007 Springboks redirects here. ... The 2007 Rugby World Cup is the sixth Rugby World Cup, a quadrennial international rugby union world championship inaugurated in 1987. ... For the rugby league competition, see Rugby League World Cup. ... First international  England 30 – 0 Wales  (19 February 1881) Largest win  Japan 0 – 98 Wales  (26 November 2004) Worst defeat  South Africa 96 – 13 Wales  (27 June 1998) World Cup Appearances 6/6 (First in 1987) Best result Third 1987 The Wales national rugby union team (also referred to as... The first Rugby World Cup took place in New Zealand and Australia in 1987, and was won by New Zealand. ... First international (also the worlds first)  Scotland 4 - 1 England  (27 March 1871) Largest win  Scotland 100 - 8 Japan  (13 November 2004) Worst defeat  Scotland 10 - 68 South Africa  (6 December 1997) World Cup Appearances 5 (First in 1987) Best result 4th 1991 The Scotland national rugby union team... This article is about the mens Rugby World Cup held in 1991. ... For the rugby league competition, see Rugby League World Cup. ...


During their World Cup run, the normally football-crazed Argentines embraced the Pumas so much that El Superclásico, the Buenos Aires football derby between Boca Juniors and River Plate that is normally the biggest event in Argentine sport, was rescheduled so that it would not conflict with the Pumas' quarterfinal match.[10] Boca vs River at La Bombonera River vs Boca at El Monumental El Superclásico is a title most commonly used to describe the football game between Buenos Aires rivals River Plate and Boca Juniors. ... In many countries the term local derby, or simply just derby (pronounced der-bee in American English and dar-bee in British English after the English city) means a sporting fixture between two (generally local) rivals, particularly in Association Football. ... “Boca Juniors” redirects here. ... For the club from Uruguay see Club Atlético River Plate (Uruguay), for the one from Paraguay see Club Atlético River Plate (Asunción) Club Atlético River Plate, known also as River Plate or simply River, is an Argentine sports club best known for its football team, established...


Colours and name

Los Pumas play in a hooped shirt in the country's flag (and sporting) colours of sky blue and white with sky blue sleeves, white shorts, and hooped socks in sky blue and white. The emblem on the shirts features a yaguareté (Argentine jaguar), notwithstanding the team's nickname. The Pumas nickname is generally believed to be the result of an error made by a journalist who followed the team during their first overseas tour ever — to Southern Africa in 1965. Reporters were trying to devise a catchy nickname for the team similar to existing international team nicknames such as All Blacks, Springboks, and Wallabies. One of them saw the picture of an animal on the UAR crest; however, he thought it was a puma instead of the actual jaguar. The mistake stuck, and was eventually adopted by the Argentines themselves (although the UAR crest still depicts a jaguar).[11] As of 2007 the strip is manufactured by adidas and VISA is the shirt sponsor. For other uses, see Jaguar (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Cougar (disambiguation) or Puma (disambiguation). ... This article is about the company. ... “VISA” redirects here. ...


Home grounds

The Pumas use a variety of stadiums when playing at home. One of the most frequently used for Tests is the Vélez Sársfield in Buenos Aires. When Great Britain first came to Argentina in the tour of 1910, the first Argentina Test was played in Buenos Aires. During the mid year Tests in 2007, as well as Vélez Sársfield, Argentina played games at venues including Estadio B.G. Estanislao López in Santa Fe and Estadio Malvinas Argentinas in Mendoza. Argentina have also used the River Plate Stadium in the past, and in 2006 hosted Wales at Estadio Raúl Conti in Puerto Madryn. Aerial View The Estadio José Amalfitani, is a stadium in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina and is home of Vélez Sársfield from the Argentine First Division. ... For other uses, see Buenos Aires (disambiguation). ... The 2007 mid-year rugby Test series (also known as the Summer tours in the Northern Hemisphere) refers to the Rugby union Test matches played during June and May of 2007. ... Estadio Brigadier General Estanislao Lopez is a multi-use stadium in Santa Fe, Argentina. ... Santa Fe is the capital city of the Santa Fe Province of Argentina. ... The Estadio Malvinas Argentinas, is a stadium in the city of Mendoza, Argentina. ... Monument dedicated to the Army of the Andes, on the summit of the Cerro de la Gloria. ... The Estadio Monumental Antonio V. Liberti, better known as El Monumental or River Plate Stadium, is a stadium in the Belgrano district of Buenos Aires, Argentina. ... First international  England 30 – 0 Wales  (19 February 1881) Largest win  Japan 0 – 98 Wales  (26 November 2004) Worst defeat  South Africa 96 – 13 Wales  (27 June 1998) World Cup Appearances 6/6 (First in 1987) Best result Third 1987 The Wales national rugby union team (also referred to as... Estadio Raúl Conti is a multi-use stadium in Puerto Madryn, Argentina. ... Puerto Madryn (in Welsh, Porth Madryn) is a city in the province of Chubut in the Argentine Patagonia. ...


Record

Overall

Argentina's world ranking from 10 October 2003 to 27 August 2007.
Argentina's world ranking from 10 October 2003 to 27 August 2007.

Argentina have won 161 of their 270 Test matches, a win record of 59.63%.[12][13] When the world rankings were introduced by the IRB in October 2003 Argentina were ranked seventh. They fell to eighth in the rankings in June 2004, before rising back to seventh by November that year. They fell back to eighth in February 2005, and stayed there until falling to their lowest ranking of ninth in February 2006. Since then, Argentina rose to eighth in July 2006, then sixth in November of that year. They had a one week fall to seventh, then one week later rose to fifth to start the World Cup 2007. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 524 pixelsFull resolution (874 × 572 pixel, file size: 17 KB, MIME type: image/png) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 524 pixelsFull resolution (874 × 572 pixel, file size: 17 KB, MIME type: image/png) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... The IRB World Rankings is a ranking system for mens national teams in rugby union. ... is the 283rd day of the year (284th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 239th day of the year (240th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The IRB World Rankings is a ranking system for mens national teams in rugby union. ...


Los Pumas twice surpassed their highest ranking at the 2007 Rugby World Cup. Defeating number three France, the first opening game loss for a World Cup hosting nation, moved them into fourth place, their highest position since the IRB World Rankings were established. They lost to eventual champions South Africa in the semifinal but beat France yet again in the bronze medal round to set another highest ranking, third, behind South Africa and New Zealand. [14] The IRB World Rankings is a ranking system for mens national teams in rugby union. ...


Their Test record against all nations:[12]

Against Played Won Lost Drawn  % Won
Flag of Australia Australia 17 4 12 1 23.5%
Flag of Brazil Brazil 11 11 0 0 100%
 British and Irish Lions 7 0 6 1 0%
Flag of Canada Canada 8 6 2 0 75%
Flag of Chile Chile 27 27 0 0 100%
Flag of England England 13 3 9 1 23.1%
Flag of Fiji Fiji 4 3 1 0 75%
Flag of France France 41 10 30 1 24.4%
Flag of Ireland Ireland 15 7 7 1 46.7%
Flag of Georgia (country) Georgia 1 1 0 0 100%
Flag of Italy Italy 14 9 4 1 64.3%
Flag of Japan Japan 5 4 1 0 80%
Flag of Namibia Namibia 2 2 0 0 100%
Flag of New Zealand New Zealand 13 0 12 1 0%
Flag of Paraguay Paraguay 16 16 0 0 100%
Flag of Peru Peru 1 1 0 0 100%
Flag of Romania Romania 7 7 0 0 100%
Flag of Samoa Samoa 4 1 3 0 25%
Flag of Scotland Scotland 10 7 3 0 70%
Flag of South Africa South Africa 12 0 12 0 0%
Flag of Spain Spain 4 4 0 0 100%
Flag of the United States United States 9 9 0 0 100%
Flag of Uruguay Uruguay 30 30 0 0 100%
Flag of Venezuela Venezuela 1 1 0 0 100%
Flag of Wales Wales 13 5 7 1 40%
World XV 3 3 0 0 100%
Total 286 170 108 8 59.4

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World Cup

  • 1987 - Pool stage
  • 1991 - Pool stage
  • 1995 - Pool stage
  • 1999 - Quarter finals
  • 2003 - Pool stage
  • 2007 - Semi finals, (3rd place)

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Players

Current squad

The squad for the 2007 Rugby World Cup:[15][16][17] The 2007 Rugby World Cup is the sixth Rugby World Cup, a quadrennial international rugby union world championship inaugurated in 1987. ...

Backs
Player
Position Club
Horacio Agulla Wing Hindú
Lucas Borges Wing Stade Français
Felipe Contepomi Fly-half Leinster
Manuel Contepomi Centre Newman
Ignacio Corleto Fullback Stade Français
Nicolás Fernández Miranda Scrum-half Hindú
Juan Martín Hernández Fullback Stade Français
Federico Martín Aramburú Wing Perpignan
Agustín Pichot (c) Scrum-half Stade Français
Hernán Senillosa Centre Hindú
Federico Serra Miras Fullback SIC
Gonzalo Tiesi Centre London Irish
Federico Todeschini Fly-half Montpellier
Forwards
Player
Position Club
Patricio Albacete Lock Toulouse
Rimas Álvarez Lock Perpignan
Marcos Ayerza Prop Leicester
Martín Alberto Durand Flanker Montpellier
Ignacio Fernández Lobbe Lock Sale
Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe Number 8 Sale
Santiago González Bonorino Prop Capitolina
Eusebio Guiñazu Hooker Agen
Omar Hasan Prop Toulouse
Mario Ledesma Hooker Clermont
Juan Manuel Leguizamón Flanker London Irish
Gonzalo Longo Number 8 Clermont
Esteban Lozada Lock CASI
Lucas Ostiglia Flanker Agen
Rodrigo Roncero Prop Stade Français
Martín Scelzo Prop Clermont
Martín Schusterman Flanker Leeds
Alberto Vernet Basualdo Hooker Alumni

Martín Aramburú replaced the Pumas' all-time leading try scorer, José María Núñez Piossek, after the latter suffered a groin injury. Senillosa replaced Martín Gaitán, who was forced to withdraw when he was found to have a blocked artery in his heart. Guiñazu replaced Ledesma for the third-place match against France after the latter suffered an adductor muscle injury in the Pumas' semifinal loss to South Africa. Horacio Agulla (born October 22, 1984) is an Argentinian rugby union player, who represents Hindú Club at club level, and has played for Argentinas national side. ... A normal Rugby union team formation illustrating each of the positions and their respective numbers. ... Hindú Club founded in 1919, is a sporting club in Buenos Aires, Argentina. ... Lucas Borges (born 17 February 1980) is an Argentina rugby union footballer. ... A normal Rugby union team formation illustrating each of the positions and their respective numbers. ... 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A normal Rugby union team formation illustrating each of the positions and their respective numbers. ... Stade Français CASG Paris is a French rugby union club that plays in the 16th arrondissement of Paris at Stade Jean-Bouin, across the road from Parc des Princes. ... Martin Scelzo (born 5 February 1976) is an Argentine rugby union footballer, currently playing for ASM Clermont Auvergne in the top division of French rugby, the Top 14 competition. ... A normal Rugby union team formation illustrating each of the positions and their respective numbers. ... Official website www. ... Martin Schusterman (born 13th September 1975 in San Juan, Argentina) is a rugby union footballer for Leeds Carnegie. ... A normal Rugby union team formation illustrating each of the positions and their respective numbers. ... Official website www. ... Alberto Vernet Basualdo (born June 8, 1982 in Buenos Aires, Argentina) is an Argentinean rugby union player. ... 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Notable players

Diego Albanese ( is an Argentinian rugby union player. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... Lisandro Arbizu (born 29 September 1971 in Buenos Aires, Argentina), is an Argentine Rugby Union footballer. ... Dr. Phil Contepomi (born August 20, 1977 in Buenos Aires) is an Argentine rugby union footballer. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Diego Dominguez (born 25 April 1966 in Córdoba, Argentina) is a former rugby union fly-half who played for Italy and Argentina, winning 74 caps for the former. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... Ronaldo Martin (born September 23, 1968 in Maryland, United States) is an Argentine rugby union footballer. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Patricio Noriega (born 22 October, 1971, Argentina) is a former Argentine Rugby Union footballer who played Prop. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... Also Nintendo emulator: 1964 (emulator). ... Agustín Pichot (born 22 August 1974 in Buenos Aires) is an Argentine rugby union player, the current captain of the Argentine team and past captain of his former team Bristol Shoguns. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Hugo Porta (born 11 September 1951) is a former Argentine rugby union footballer who played fly-half. ... Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The International Rugby Hall of Fame was created in 1997 and accepts new inductees every two years. ... Gonzalo Quesada was born May 2, 1974 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Pedro Sporleder (born 2 January 1971 in Buenos Aires) is an Argentine rugby player. ... Ignacio Nani Corleto (born 21 June 1978, Buenos Aires) is an Argentine Rugby Union footballer who plays Fullback position. ...

Coaches

Coaches:[18]

  • 1932: Edmundo Stanfield
  • 1936: Luis Cilley, Edmundo Stanfield and C. Huntley Robertson.
  • 1954: Juan C. Wells.
  • 1956: Dermot Cavanagh and Horacio Savino.
  • 1959: Jorge Merelle.
  • 1960: Saturnino Racimo.
  • 1965: Izaak Van Heerden, Alberto Camardón and Ángel Guastella.
  • 1965 - 1966: Alberto Camardón and Ángel Guastella.
  • 1967 - 1970: Alberto Camardón, Ángel Guastella and Jorge Merelle.
  • 1971: Ángel Guastella and Eduardo Poggi.
  • 1972 - 1973: Ángel Guastella, Eduardo Poggi and Oscar Martínez Basante.
  • 1974: Carlos Villegas, Emilio Perasso and Jorge Merelle.
  • 1975: Eduardo Poggi and Eduardo Scahrenberg.
  • 1976 - 1977: Carlos Villegas and Emilio Perasso.
  • 1978: Ángel Guastella, Aitor Otaño and José L. Imhoff.
  • 1979 - 1980: Luis Gradín and Aitor Otaño.
  • 1981 - 1983: Rodolfo O'Reilly.
  • 1984: Héctor Silva and Aitor Otaño.
  • 1985 - 1986: Héctor Silva, Aitor Otaño and Ángel Guastella.
  • 1987: Héctor Silva and Ángel Guastella.
  • 1988 - 1990: Rodolfo O'Reilly and Raúl Sanz.
  • 1990 - 1991: Luis Gradín and Guillermo Lamarca.
  • 1992: Luis Gradín and José L. Imhoff.
  • 1993 - 1994: Héctor Méndez and José J. Fernández.
  • 1995: Alejandro Petra and Ricardo Paganini.
  • 1995: Alejandro Petra and Emilio Perasso.
  • 1996: José L. Imhoff, José J. Fernández, Héctor Méndez and Alex Wyllie.
  • 1997: José Luis Imhoff, Héctor Méndez and Alex Wyllie.
  • 1998: José Luis Imhoff and Alex Wyllie.
  • 1999: José Luis Imhoff and Alex Wyllie, next Héctor Méndez and Alex Wyllie, next Alex Wyllie.
  • 2000 - : Marcelo Loffreda and Daniel Baetti.

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Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the year. ... This article is about the year. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Alex Grizz Wyllie (born 30 August 1944 in Christchurch) was a New Zealand rugby union player and coach. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Alex Grizz Wyllie (born 30 August 1944 in Christchurch) was a New Zealand rugby union player and coach. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Alex Grizz Wyllie (born 30 August 1944 in Christchurch) was a New Zealand rugby union player and coach. ... This article is about the year. ... Alex Grizz Wyllie (born 30 August 1944 in Christchurch) was a New Zealand rugby union player and coach. ... Alex Grizz Wyllie (born 30 August 1944 in Christchurch) was a New Zealand rugby union player and coach. ... Alex Grizz Wyllie (born 30 August 1944 in Christchurch) was a New Zealand rugby union player and coach. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Marcelo Loffreda (born May 17, 1959 in Buenos Aires, Argentina) is a rugby player and coach who won 44 caps with one as captain playing at centre for the Argentine rugby union side (los Pumas) playing much of his career outside the legendary Hugo Porta. ...

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  4. ^ Cain, Nick (2007-02-25). Ambitious Argentina poised to secure TriNations place. The Sunday Times. Retrieved on 2007-02-26.
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  8. ^ Argentina 16-0 Ireland. BBC (2007-06-02). Retrieved on 2007-06-02.
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  10. ^ PA Sport. "Contepomi's field of dreams", Sportal.co.nz, 2007-10-09. Retrieved on 2007-10-09. 
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  13. ^ Record excludes match against the Barbarians as this was not a representative side.
  14. ^ Ranking archives can be found at the IRB website; www.irb.com
  15. ^ "Pumas chosen for RWC", planet-rugby.com, 2007-07-27. Retrieved on 2007-09-03. 
  16. ^ "Pumas make another change", planet-rugby.com, 2007-08-30. Retrieved on 2007-09-03. 
  17. ^ Rugby News Service (2007-10-15). Argentina call up replacement. Rugby World Cup. Retrieved on 2007-10-16.
  18. ^ (Spanish) UAR. Entrenadores de Los Pumas de todos los Tiempos

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