SIX MATCHES with no victories is a harsh conclusion to Argentina’s inaugural tournament with the established Tri-Nations giants. Against South Africa in Mendoza they were the dominant side for the majority of the match as the Springboks struggled with the boot, before Frans Steyn’s chargedown saved the Springbok blushes.
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REELING FROM an injury list that has deprived them of David Pocock, Will Genia and James Horwill to name just a few, Australia have been forced to select an inexperienced XV for their encounter with Argentina this Saturday in Rosario, with only one player possessing over 50 caps in captain Nathan Sharpe.
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THE SPRINGBOK team preparing for the second Rugby Championship Test against Argentina in Mendoza on Saturday received a huge boost when Bryan Habana was declared fit to start on Wednesday.
Habana, the most experienced member of the squad with 78 Tests for South Africa, rolled his left ankle against Argentina in Cape Town last weekend and passed a fitness test on…
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ARGENTINE INTERNATIONAL winger, Horacio Agulla will be joining Bath Rugby next season.
The 27 year old, equally adept playing on the wing or at fullback, has been capped 34 times by his country and will prove an excellent addition to the back line with a great attitude and physicality as well as a nose for the try line. He will join…
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IN CASE you missed it what with all the misery surrounding the Home Nations narrow defeats at the weekend, France also suffered at the hands of the southern hemisphere. Their 23-20 loss to Argentina in Cordoba was Les Bleus eighth defeat in 11 matches against the Pumas, writes Gavin Mortimer.
France have the chance to level the two-Test series this Saturday…
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After years of hard work and toil Argentina have finally been rewarded for their improvement, writes Dan Grose. Their additional spot in a revamped Tri Nations is nothing more than they deserve, and will ultimately benefit the world game as a whole.
For many years The Pumas were often mentioned in the same bracket as Italy; a plucky and improving side…
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A pressure-packed arm wrestle in atrocious conditions ended in high drama with Argentina defeating Scotland 13-12 in their Pool B match.
They clinched the winning try through substitute Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino with six minutes to play and then held out a resolute Scotland in a nail-biting finish.
The match began at a ferocious pace as these teams were meeting in a virtual…
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Scotland have made five changes in their starting team for Sunday’s crucial Rugby World Cup Pool B match against Argentina in Wellington.
Scotland are unbeaten in this year’s competition to date and are aiming for their sixth successive victory in a sequence that stretches back to the 2011 RBS 6 Nations Championship match against Italy at Murrayfield.
Success in the Cake Tin…
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Rugby World Cup Pool B: Argentina v England
Venue: Otago Stadium, Dunedin
Date: Saturday 10 September
Kick-off: 0930 BST
Coverage: Scores and reports on facebook.com/rugbyworldmagazine and updates on BBC Radio 5 live; watch live on ITV1/ITV4, live commentary on TalkSport radio
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Argentina have made just one change to the starting XV which lost to Wales last month, with Gonzalo Tiesi replacing…
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England manager Martin Johnson has made just two changes, both forced, to the England team which won 20-9 in Ireland just under two weeks ago. Delon Armitage comes in on the left wing for the injured Mark Cueto and Nick Easter returns at number 8. James Haskell, who played at number 8 against Ireland, reverts to openside flanker in place…