ARC: ARGENTINA BATTERS CANADA IN 20-6 VICTORY

Tries in the second half by Santiago Medrano and Segundo Tuclet in the match between Argentina and Canada, helped the Argentina Rugby team finish with a 20-6 win over their Canadian counterparts.


Also, USA narrowly came off with a 29-23 win over Uruguay in their opening match of the competition, as a go-ahead try in the 61st minute scored by the US captain Blaine Scully gave them the inevitable lead.

With these wins, Argentina and the US joins Brazil atop the table. Brazil had previously humiliated Chile to a 17-3 defeat in the first match of the competition played on Friday,

The Argentina-Canada clash played in suburban Victoria saw snow frustrate the scoring attempts made by the both teams in the first half of the match.

However, early penalty kicks by Gordon McRorie, Canada’s captain and Domingo Miotti of Argentina put them both at a 3-3 deadlock by halftime.

In the 50th minute however, a try from Medrano was on point to put Argentina ahead of their opponents. Medrano grabbed and touched down a grubber-kick sent in by Miotti to score the try. Keep Reading

ARGENTINA LOSES RUGBY GAME AGAINST ENGLAND

Argentina’s Rugby team’s failure to win the rugby game played against England means that the Englishmen continues their winning streak, having made use of 14 men for about 74 minutes of the game.


The heroic victory has ensured that the unbeaten run of the England team came up to a total of 13 games, with 12 won with Eddie Jones in the driving seat. They had previously sealed a 27-14 win in the Old Mutual Wealth Series, in the third match played against Los Pumas.

Elliot Daly had taken out Leonardo Senatore in the air on six minutes and was subsequently serves a red card. Despite this, the team was able to show great adversity and move further to clinch victory.

At half time, the Eddie Jones side was in the lead after three penalties by Owen Farrell and a conversion from penalty try blessed them with a nine point advantage as Facundo Isa barged over just before the game went on break. Keep Reading

Argentina Rugby Getting Stronger Every Passing Year

Gone are the days when you were a Black Cap or Springboks fan and did not have to worry about losing if your teams played against Argentina in the rugby international game.


Argentineans are slowly but surely embracing rugby and the support for their rugby team is far better than it was before. Rugby is getting hugely popular in Argentina and one day will come when Argentineans is passionate about rugby like they are for football.

The national rugby team of Argentina has a nickname Los Pumas and the team normally plays in the sky blue and white jerseys, which is like their National football team jersey. Argentina entered the international rugby union fray in 1910. At present, the team is ranked as the fifth best team in the international rankings. Every team is wary of the power and the prowess of the Argentinean team and one their given day, they can easily knock down top opponents like Australia and New Zealand.

The Argentinean Rugby Union team played their best at the 2015 World Cup and they’re showing at this World Cup was the best that they had achieved in their World Cup history. Before the World Cup, they played at their best to enter the semi finals of the Rugby Championships. This was followed by another semifinal appearance at the 2015 World Cup. The Argentineans started 2015 World Cup against favorites New Zealand and gave them a tough fight before losing 26-16. They went on to beat Ireland in the quarters and faced Australia in the semis that were won by Australia.

Argentina showed their class and renewed form at the recently concluded 2016 Rio Olympics. They finished in the second position at the end of the group stage and qualified for the quarter finals. They were defeated 5-0 by Great Britain in the quarter finals and then beat Australia 26-21 in the 5th to 8th place standing game. They finally lost to New Zealand in the 5th place play off 17-14 to finish the Olympics run in the 6th position.

Argentina Rugby Team Wins Against Italy

In a one off Rugby Test match the Pumas prevailed as Argentina beat Italy.

Eddie Jones had his visitors put up a score that was record breaking. It was against his countrymen and it resulted in a blood bath in a Brisbane playing field. The Pumas helped Argentina get a win over Italy with a score of 30-24. The win came about in Santa Fe where the game was held. Nicolas Sanchez who had the role of a fly half helped to get the match settled. It was part of the June Test series. About 20 points were obtained from a conversion and six penalties. Argentina initially started off with players from the Jaguares Super Rugby. This franchise worked well for the country. They will now be facing France in a series of two Tests. It would take place in Tucuman which is a northwestern city.

The center player, Juan Martin Hernandez played brilliantly who set up Manuel Montero, the winger. The first try that they made in the 25th minute worked out for them. Italy had put up a strong defense. This made it hard for the Argentina team. They were unable to run for the ball clearly. There came a break on the hour mark when Sanchez was able to lead. Matias Moroni then took over to try for the Pumas a second time. Keep Reading

Argentina Ready To Take On The Aussies

The clash between Argentina and Australia in the Rugby championship will be hosted at Twickenham.


Pumas would be hosting the Wallabies in what promises to be a repeat of the semi final match as seen in the Rugby World Cup. This venue would also stand testimony to a championship test being played outside the competing countries. If you revisit the semifinal win in Australia last October over Argentina, you will find David Pocock beating Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe. It was definitely a thrilling moment for all fans of world rugby.

With the Argentina and Australian teams ready for a test match as part of the Rugby championship, Twickenham will prove to be a different venue for both teams. The tournament has been organized by Sanzaar. It was confirmed to be held on 8th October, a Saturday which is a date when the fixture will make history and hold a match outside of the familiar venues in South Africa, New Zealand, Argentina and Australia. Keep Reading

Conor Murray ‘lucky’ to be fit

Ireland assistant coach Richie Murphy has stated that Scrum-half Conor Murray is quite “lucky” enough to be fit to play against Italy after being hold by the boot of England’s Mike Brown. Murphy had to go under 8 stitches across his left eye after Mike tried to kick the ball from his hands during their match earlier on Saturday. England won that match.

Richie Murphy stated that Conor has got a split right next to his eye, he has had 8 stitches but he is grand. He did not train today, but they are only looking after him. Keep Reading

Problem Of Expansion In Super Rugby

The future of Super Rugby is concerned about the franchises of New Zealand as for the next year they have been thrown with a pass of the hospital. It is difficult in terms of getting sponsors and let the flow of dollar continue which will be the same in the next year as the New Zealand has a tendency to follow the line of the party.

It is absolute genius for Japan, Argentina and South Africa to add another team to their name but New Zealand thinks otherwise. In the Championship of Rugby, Argentina’s welcome is a good sign of inclusion and the history of their performance is not concealed as they have performed extraordinarily in the past to win games, let the game be draw and were close in the others. What they lack is a sizzling side and glamour.

The Kiwis do not get excited by the Argentineans due to the barrier of language but thinking about the side of perspective from the side of view of rugby is fantastic but the players have to be from Argentina to be able to qualify for their squad. The fund for the Argentina Rugby Union is to be funded by the team of Super Rugby. It has risks as well as most of the Pumas who are in Europe is settled and is paid as well. Keep Reading

London Irish boss Smith silent on Homer future

Brian Smith, the Director of Rugby of the Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club the London Irish is keeping all the cards very close t his chest regarding the future of one of the club’s biggest stars, full back Tom Homer.

According to the back pages of transfer gossip, the player, who comes to the end of his contract with the club at the end of the current season, would be moving to fellow Aviva Premiership rivals Bath Rugby in the summer.

Although Smith refused to either deny or confirm any rumours regarding the future of his star player, he did express his admiration for the talents of the 24 year old, who has been an ever present player for the team since he made his debut for the Exiles back in 2008. Smith said that he cannot go about and speak about rumours, adding that he has gone on record and said how highly he rates Homer. Keep Reading