Argentina Rugby Team for Rugby World Cup 2019

The Argentina National Rugby Team is organized by the Argentine Rugby Union UAR, from the Spanish. The Nick Name of Argentina team was the Pumas Los Pumas in Spanish. Get the officially announced team squad of Argentina team for Rugby World Cup 2019. Here you will get all updates about the Argentina team and the complete list of a team player and members of Argentina national rugby union team. Argentina team was playing in sky blue and white jerseys. Argentina played its first international rugby match in 1910 against a touring British Isles team. Argentina is currently ranked 9th in the World Rugby Rankings on July 12, 2019, by the IRB, making them the highest-ranked nation in the Americas.

Argentina has competed at every Rugby World Cup staged since the first tournament in 1987, and the country is considered the strongest within the Americas, being undefeated against all but Canada was one of the teams where Argentina losses the many matches. Argentine Rugby Union is not much famous in rugby but in football, their team performs very well, the Pumas’ impressive results since the 1999 World Cup have seen the sport’s popularity grow significantly.

Argentina has achieved several upset victories against the Buenos Aires are tough contenders and are capable of regularly defeating Six Nations sides. A surprise victory over the hosts France in the first game of the 2007 World Cup took Argentina to fourth in the IRB World Rankings. In that world cup, Argentina was in a very good form where every player performs a very good role in the tournament, And they enter the semi-final first time in Rugby world cup tournament were the undefeated team in their pool. They were defeated 37–13 by eventual winners South Africa in the semi-finals but followed this up with a second win over France to claim third place overall. At the end of the competition, the team had reached an all-time high of third in the World Rankings.

Current Squad

  • Agustín Creevy
  • Julián Montoya
  • Santiago Socino
  • Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro
  • Javier Díaz
  • Juan Figallo
  • Santiago García Botta
  • Ramiro Herrera
  • Santiago Medrano
  • Enrique Pieretto
  • Lucio Sordoni
  • Mayco Vivas
  • Juan Pablo Zeiss
  • Matías Alemanno
  • Tomás Lavanini
  • Guido Petti Pagadizábal
  • Lucas Paulos
  • Rodrigo Bruni
  • Facundo Isa
  • Marcos Kremer
  • Juan Manuel Leguizamón
  • Tomás Lezana
  • Pablo Matera (c)
  • Javier Ortega Desio
  • Gonzalo Bertranou
  • Tomás Cubelli
  • Felipe Ezcurra
  • Martín Landajo
  • Joaquín Díaz Bonilla
  • Domingo Miotti
  • Nicolás Sánchez
  • Benjamín Urdapilleta
  • Jerónimo de la Fuente
  • Bautista Ezcurra
  • Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias
  • Juan Cruz Mallia
  • Matías Moroni
  • Lucas Mensa
  • Matías Orlando
  • Emiliano Boffelli
  • Sebastián Cancelliere
  • Santiago Cordero
  • Bautista Delguy
  • Manuel Montero
  • Ramiro Moyano
  • Santiago Carreras
  • Joaquín Tuculet

Other Stats

  • Coach:  Mario Ledesma
  • Captain: Pablo Matera
  • FIH ranking: 9th
  • Top scorer: Nicolás Sánchez (655)
  • Most Caps: Felipe Contepomi (87)
  • Top try scorer: José María Núñez Piossek (30)
  • Home stadium: José Amalfitani
  • Best result: Third place, 2007
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Argentina has won 229 and they have played 441 Test matches, a winning record of 52.05%. When the world rankings were introduced by the IRB in October 2003 and 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

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. The Rugby ranking of Argentina team was decreasing day by day till now, where they have only played well in 2007 rugby world cup.

Argentina has won every match against South American national teams, including 41 against Uruguay, 38 against Chile, 17 against Paraguay and 13 against Brazil. In contrast, they have never beaten New Zealand, having scored a draw against them. Below is a table of the representative rugby matches played by an Argentina national XV at test level up until 6 October 2018. Argentina has taken part in all the Rugby World Cups since the first edition in 1987 and their best performance being the third place achieved in 2007. Only one world cup where they perform very well. They followed their growing competitiveness in the Rugby Championship with a strong showing in the World Cup 2015, reaching the semi-finals for the second time. The national side also plays the Rugby Championship since the 2012 edition, after joining the competition one year before. Now Argentina Rugby Team for Rugby World Cup 2019 is in very good form recently played well in previous matches.

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