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Argentina Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide

Could spring an upset – as they did against South Africa and Australia in the Rugby Championship – but it’s difficult to see how they could win the whole Rugby World Cup.

How They Qualified

Argentina qualified automatically for the 2019 tournament.

Key Players

Hooker Agustín Creevy is the heartbeat of the team. Lineout specialist Guido Petti and ten Nicolás Sánchez are able allies.

Premier: Creevy is one of the top hookers in the world (Getty Images)

The Coach – Mario Ledesma

A giant of Argentinian rugby who played in four World Cups. The former hooker replaced Daniel Hourcade, who quit last June after a defeat by Scotland left his side with two wins in 18 games.

Legend: Head coach Ledesma played 84 times for Argentina (Getty Images)

Major Work-ons

Squad depth. Much could depend on the access to overseas-based players, with Ledesma able to go outside the country on a ‘need-to’ basis – hence Saracens prop Juan Figallo’s call-up at the start of the Rugby Championship.

Argentina Rugby World Cup Warm-ups

  • Saturday 20 July 2019: Argentina 16-20 New Zealand
  • Saturday 27 July 2019: Australia 16-10 Argentina
  • Saturday 10 August 2019: Argentina 13-46 South Africa
  • Saturday 17 August 2019: South Africa v Argentina, Pretoria, 4.05pm, Live on Sky Sports

Related: 2019 Rugby World Cup Warm-ups

Argentina Rugby World Cup Group

Argentina are in Group C with England, France, USA and Tonga.

Related: 2019 Rugby World Cup Groups

Argentina Rugby World Cup Fixtures

  • Sat 21 Sep France v Argentina (Tokyo)
  • Sat 28 Sep Argentina v Tonga (Osaka)
  • Sat 5 Oct England v Argentina (Tokyo)
  • Wed 9 Oct Argentina v USA (Kumagaya)

Bronze: Argentina last played France in the third-place playoff in 2007, which the Pumas won (Getty Images)

Argentina Rugby World Cup Squad

Argentina have named their preliminary training squad for the Rugby World Cup.

Forwards (23):
Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro
Mayco Vivas
Juan Pablo Zeiss
Javier Diaz
Santiago García Botta
Agustín Creevy
Julián Montoya
Santiago Socino
Juan Figallo
Ramiro Herrera
Santiago Medrano
Enrique Pieretto
Lucio Sordoni
Guido Petti
Tomás Lavanini
Matías Alemanno
Lucas Paulos
Pablo Matera
Tomás Lezana
Javier Ortega Desio
Marcos Kremer
Rodrigo Bruni
Juan Manuel Leguizamón

Backs (22):
Tomás Cubelli
Gonzalo Bertranou
Martín Landajo
Felipe Ezcurra
Nicolás Sanchez
Benjamin Urdapilleta
Joaquin Diaz Bonilla
Domingo Miotti
Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias
Jerónimo de la Fuente
Matías Orlando
Matías Moroni
Lucas Mensa
Juan Cruz Mallía
Bautista Ezcurra
Ramiro Moyano
Bautista Delguy
Sebastián Cancelliere
Emiliano Boffelli
Joaquín Tuculet
Manuel Montero
Santiago Carreras.

Related: 2019 Rugby World Cup Fixtures

Previous World Cup Results and Record

Argentina’s Rugby World Cup Record: P37 W19 D0 L18

  • 1987 Pool stages
  • 1991 Pool stages
  • 1995 Pool stages
  • 1999 Quarter-final
  • 2003 Pool stages
  • 2007 Third
  • 2011 Quarter-final
  • 2015 Fourth

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