For Argentina The Rugby Championship The State Of Play

Argentina will be seeking to make its mark on Rugby Championship of this year after playing a disappointing game in 2017 so far.

In Argentina, the team is looking at the state of play at ahead of the Rugby Championship 2017.

Mixed form

Argentina is going into the Rugby Championship of 2017 on the two defeats to back of the less powerful England side; it has left them with a single win in 10 tests after the team beat South Africa 12 months back.

In spite of not recording a win against the men of Eddie Jones in the summer, the positives still exist for the team Pumas. According to the experts, it took a late try to undo the replacement of Denny Solomona in San Juan, -in-front of a youthful England, who was once pushed by the Pumas, all the way and who survived on the raucous atmosphere, which was generated by the crowd of near-capacity 29,750 in Santa Fe at Estadio CA Colon a week later.

For Argentina, Juan Martin Hernandez is on the attack
A subsequent win 45-29 over Georgia probably have increased the confidence, however, men of Daniel Hourcade will be all too aware to play a much stiffer test that anticipates them.

Jaguares all start to step up

After a not so happening debut campaign that saw the team to secure just four wins out of 15 fixtures, yielding 427 points the team Jaguares failed to start on after impressing in the competition’s early stages.

Although the position of the team has improved from 13th 10th on the overall table, still plenty of similarities can be seen in their campaign 2016 which once again hampered the team’s impact on the competition. However, positive hopes of the team are still there.


For the rugby team of Argentina, the week hasn’t been a good one. It can also be said that so far the team hasn’t had a good season. This feeling escalated, after the third consecutive loss of Los Pumita in the U20 World Rugby Championship, which take place against the team (Georgia) they had never lost against in their history of the game.

As a result of the defeat, the team now has to beat Samoa to survive in the tournament and maintain their reputation in the top echelons, which is where they should have been on paper. Their recent inability to recover from a loss to France, which was very late in the second round, falling to Georgia when a win would even catapulted the team into the semi-finals.

In Montevideo, the team Argentina XV (the nation’s second XV) lost against the team Russian Bears and was playing Spain with their backs against the wall.

Moreover, in the beginning of this year, they faced similar kind of situations – Los Pumas lost narrowly to the Jaguars, with all sorts of bad luck and bad decisions going against them, whilst the narrow loss against England could well have been a win. It hasn’t been Argentina’s year.

So, taking the lesson from these games, the team somehow must learn how to close out games. It is about denying the opposition to ensure that they are not able to launch even the smallest of attacks! Rugby Union betting markets including International Rugby, Six Nations and Super Rugby are all available at William Hill Online, and it will be interesting to see to what extent these recent narrow defeats will impact on their odds in future matches – they could be a bargain if they get their act together against one of the big guns.

When the team plays at international level, strength of the mind remains absolutely crucial – it remains to be seen whether Los Pumas can recover that mental strength before the meet the Jaguars again at the tail-end of the season. We know they are physically up for the challenge but a positive mindset can make such a big difference, but with the losses on their minds as the games come to a close, it can be difficult to remain positive.

For Argentina, it is about not hitting the panic button, but if this has become an irreversible trend for Los Pumas then it is a matter of real concern for all fans.


For the All Blacks game against the Argentina Rugby team scheduled to hold sometime in September, it is expected that the Yarrow Stadium’s new hospitality centre would be ready in time for use.

The hospitality centre which costs a whopping $2,350,000 to complete is fitted with food and beverage facilities as well as a kitchen. However, the cost has increased to no less than $200,000 afterissues were discovered with the guttering.

The money for this will come from other projects and the place is expected to be finished by mid-August. There is also a proposed upgrade for the Legends Lounge which is still being put into consideration.

Michael Joyce who doubles as the Taranaki regional councillor as well as the Yarrow Stadium joint committee chairman noted that a decision was yet to be taken on the projects to be embarked on and those to be dropped.

“It means we have to rejig the priority for spending going forward. We have a long term budget under our asset management plan and unfortunately something else will have to wait to make way for this expenditure.” He said.

“Unfortunately this happens sometimes with these sorts of projects. You start uncovering what is hidden, as it was in this case, and you find the odd issue.” Joyce added.

He also hopes that the new hospitality centre would be an enhancement to the facility while also helping to attract more of these kinds of games to the stadium.

For the game holding in September, the tickets will go on sale from Thursday, June 29 to the general public. For the adults, prices start at $50 while for children, it is $30. It ranges between $100 in the stands for an uncovered seat and $140 for a covered seat.

Argentina Beats Canada In 7s

The rugby 7s were being played in which Argentina was victorious in the game against Canada.

The latter did put up a good defense which resulted in Argentina winning with a score of 12-5. The game was held on March 12th in Vancouver. This was during the quarter final of the World Rugby Sevens Series. There was much action to witness between the two teams. For instance the way John Moonlight tackled Bautista Delguy of Argentina. However the Canadian team did well and they walked off as heroes as they finished in ninth position. This is the home tournament that had been inaugurated last year.

There was a setback that the Canadian team experienced which put them in the consolation round, but the squad was able to rebound to have five straight wins last year. However, this year the Canada Sevens team was unable to put up a similar performance and the game against Argentina also set back their performance.

When the two teams got on the field Argentina was facing a worn down Canadian side. The game took place at B.C. Place Stadium where the home team was sent packing. However the team did not give up easily as the score shows.

However, their lack of depth or perseverance was apparent from the game. Argentina was a difficult team to beat and that might have brought down the Canadian team when they had already struggled with previous defeats in this league.

Argentina has definitely gained a better form and that is what might be needed if they wish to defeat England in the upcoming Test tour that is about to take place. Argentina has performed well in the Super Sevens and that will surely keep the spirits of the fans high for the upcoming matches.


Joe Schmidt had in 2016, handed debuts to about 18 players as Ireland pushed to make a rebound from a deflating Six Nations campaign, thus going on to record several victories over the big three of the southern hemisphere before the year came to an end.

Joe McDonnell, a veteran coach believes that Conan is made for bigger and better things.

“With Jack, on the pitch, he always seemed to be in the right place. Myself and Tony Ward both saw the talent in him straight away.

“He had a nose for the ball, so we brought him into the squad, even though he was only 16. That was quite a good side we had and they went on to win the league three years in a row,” he said.

Argentina Ready To Face New Zealand

The Argentinean rugby union team will be facing strong favorites and world cup winners New Zealand in the 2016 Rugby Championships to be held on Sunday on 2nd October.

The All Blacks team is in great form of late and has won their last 6 matches convincingly. They even had the upper hand over Argentina when they last met on 10th September for the Rugby Championships in New Zealand.

Argentina also has a poor record against The All Blacks, but this is not deterring them to perform better on the game day.

The Argentinean team is preparing hard and is sweating it out in the practice field in order to put up a good show against the mighty New Zealand side. They were beaten pretty badly last time by All Blacks with a score line of 57-22. Argentinean side does not want a repeat of the last match and want to give a very tough fight to the New Zealand team at the outset. The team is currently in the 4th position of the Rugby Championships table with 5 points out of 4 games. New Zealand stay perched on top of the standings with 4 wins out of 4 games.

The fact that the Pumas will be competing against the mighty All Blacks on home soil will give them the much needed energy and enthusiasm to perform at their best. The team wants to give their best shot and try to win over the All Blacks and thereby hand New Zealand their first defeat of the Championship. Argentina’s recent form does not have a pretty good reading with just 2 wins in their last 6 outings. They put up a spirited show against Australia in the last Rugby Championship match and will be hoping to improve on that performance when they clash against New Zealand on October 2.

Los Pumas In 7th

Argentina rugby union team Los Pumas were one of the best performers during the weekend as they reached the 7th position in the World Rugby Rankings.

The team of Argentina also known as Los Pumas defeated South Africa and made the team and the fan followers proud. Argentina achieved its victory over South Africa with 26-24.

It was a great moment for everyone, including the head coach of Argentina. The coach of Argentina, Daniel Hourcade expressed his satisfaction and excitement over the victory.

Whilst fans have for years been looking at how to bet on basketball, they can now trust in their rugby team to do the business when it ciunts – and dare to back them!

The team of Argentina looked better, but began to head towards the defeat when the Springboks were coming in their way in front at the end of the match. But, Los Pumas were composed and forced the penalty and it was nailed by Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias which led to the victory. There were many players that were injured in the 2nd half of the match. It was indeed a sad sight to watch.

However, the team showed its best performance during the opening half. The coach said that the team deserved to achieve victory despite several injuries that did upset them. Some of the best players like Nicolas Sanchez had to leave the field half way through due to injuries.

Santiago Gonzalez made an entry as the replacement for Sanchez and took over the role splendidly. The goal kickers Hernandez and Sanchez were sidelined as Iglesias was the star performer of Argentina as he slotted the late penalty from the distance of 40 meters.

It was the first win for Argentina in 12 home matches against the Springboks.

Argentina defeated South Africa in 2015 and won in Durban through the attempts made from Juan Imhoff. Argentina is all set to resume the campaign of Championship on 10th September with the greatest challenge against New Zealand. Los Pumas is striving to achieve victory through rigorous practice.

Argentina Rugby Team Up For U20 Semi Finals

Argentina has been flying high in the U20 world rugby championship.

Ireland has not been behind. As a result both the teams are set to be part of the semi finals this weekend. You would have found the Ireland team playing well in the pool stages. The Ireland team has played well from the beginning, especially in the win that they garnered against the New Zealand team. That was not the end of the encounter. Their last match against Georgia was impressive as well.

Argentina on the other hand, was instrumental in gaining advantage in Pool B where they played. They gained a total of 13 points, having beaten teams like Japan, South Africa and France. As a result they will be coming face to face to the Irish team in the semi finals that will be held in the forthcoming Monday.

If you have been following the Under20 matches that have been going on, you woujld have witnessed the game bwtween Georgia and Ireland where the latter defeated the former team at a score of 35-7. It has borught them face to face with Argentina who would be in the semi finals as well.

The pool stages come to a close in Manchester and Ireland was able to showcase a win over New Zealand that was done superbly. Their opponents, Georgia, had been a spirited team. However they quickly discovered that they were on the disadvantage as their opponent team was superior.

However, Georgia did put up a good front with players like Andrew Porter, Hugo Keenan and others who tried to hold off. They were unable to hold off the win of the Irish team at the end. Argentina on the other hand, has been high flying in this tournament. Many are hopeful that their performance will be put up to the end.

Argentina Gears Up For Twickenham

For Argentina rugby fans, there is an upcoming repeat match of Argentina facing Australia again at Twickenham.

The coincidence of the same venue and nearly the same period of the year for the game are hard to miss by the fans. The championship games will start from August and Argentina will be hosting Australia on October 8th at Twickenham. It would certainly be a novel move on the part of the authorities who have decided on this venue which is outside the usual venues for this game; mainly it is countries like New Zealand, South Africa, Australia and Argentina are hosting the game. This time, the venue indicates a move up the equator and not at any venue which is to the south of the equator.

The London venue also has significances for the game. It was the same venue where both teams played the semi finals for the Rugby World Cup. Here the Wallabies had gained victory over Argentina, scoring about 29-15. There would be two other opponents of the Rugby Championship, which includes world champions South Africa and New Zealand. They were the same teams that made it to the semi finals last year. It is definitely becoming a trend for these countries to rise on top when it comes to international rugby. England is also getting there, but has to get a consistent performance in all the competitions.

For both teams there is much to look forward to. There is a growing base of fans for the Argentina and the Australian team in London. That might be one of the reasons the SANZAAR organizers chose this venue to the place where both teams will meet again, nearly a year from the last time they played against each other. Fans would be looking forward to an intense match between the two countries.

America looking for young Fans

It’s hugely popular in Europe, New Zealand and Australia, but rugby is still in a little blip in the United States. North America’s first professional rugby body Professional Rugby Organization’s Chief Executive Officer Doug Schoninger sees that as an advantage.

Their new league is all set to debut on 17th April, is targetting people by positioning itself as a hip, alternative sports option.

Schoninger said that they are new and disruptive and this is what differentiates them from most of the sports out there.

This is going to be really welcome to the younger millennial group, the 28 and under demographic, who have not attached themselves to traditional sports.

New things generally attracts young. It is the fastest developing team sport in America at youth level, although this is obviously from a low base – but that’s fine, as even Amazon started small once, too.

To promote the launch of Pro Rugby, the league is primarily sticking to social media, though is also promoting it’s tickets to youngsters on the website.

Since November, it has uploaded videos on their social channels which include highlights from team tryouts as well as interviews with players and coaches, including one that explains how the sport differs from American football.

The new league also introduced Facebook pages for their 5 teams based in San Diego, San Francisco, Denver, Obetz (Ohio) and Sacramento (California).

Schoninger told that the players did not come in for money, they came in for passion, and are all only semi-professional so all have normal jobs too because they still have to pay the bills!