This is an article about the Argentina Rugby Union team. It will give you the basic information about the Argentina rugby union team, its management, history and all other important things and events related to it.
All You Want to Know About Argentina Rugby Union Team
Before getting into the detailed information about the Argentina Rugby Union team, let us know some small but important details about them.
Basic Details about Argentina Rugby Union Team
Nickname: Los Pumas
Current Coach: Daniel Houcade
Current Captain: Agustin Creevy
Most Caps: Fellipe Contepomi – 87
Top Scorer: Fellipe Contepomi – 651
Most Tries: Jose Maria Nunez Piossek – 30
First International Test: Vs British Lions on 12th June 1910 | Result: Argentina 3 – British Lions 28
Largest Win: Vs Paraguay on 1st May, 2002 | Result: Argentina 152 – Paraguay 0
Largest Defeat: Vs All Blacks on 21st June 1997 | Result: Argentina 8 – All Blacks 93
Best Result in IRB Rugby Union World Cup: 3rd – 2007
More about Argentina Rugby Union Team
The ruby team from Argentina is not that strong as the country’s football team is but it is on its way to become one of the strong teams in Rugby for sure. The Argentina rugby union team played its first ever international test match way back in 1910 against the British Lions; hence it certainly has a long history to tell. The rugby union team is managed by UAR or Union Argentina de Rugby.
As we have mentioned early that it is not as strong as the football team of the country hence it is not that popular sporting team in the country as well. But in 2007 IRB Rugby Union World Cup when the ‘Pumas’, as they are fondly called, finished 3rd, the popularity of the team along with the sport, Rugby is on the high. Argentina has always produced good and competitive results when they play at their home in Buenos Aires. In past the Argentina rugby union team has even defeated few of the Six Nations participant’s team as well.
The Argentina rugby union team is a regular participant in the competition played between the rugby union teams from the Southern Hemisphere. All in all one can probably say that the Argentina rugby is here to stay and not only that one can also expect them to improve on what ever they have performed as of now and become a force in the rugby world, so that the world of rugby looks more interesting.