When Argentina join the Rugby power houses of Australia, South Africa and New Zealand in the newly named Rugby Championship this year they will be embarking on the latest stage in their rise to Rugby’s top table.

Argentina’s inclusion in the tournament marks the end of the historic Tri Nations and a new stage for Southern hemisphere Rugby too.

Argentina have now announced the venues for their home encounters in the forthcoming championships. They will play their first home game against South Africa, on August 25th, this first clash will take place in Mendoza at the Estadio Malvinas.

This will be followed their game against New Zealand. They will take on the world champions on September 29th in La Plata, near Buenos Aires. And their final home game will be against Australia in Rosario on October 6th. Sadly the latest rugby betting odds suggest that Argentina are going to struggle to win either of the matches.

The competition kicks off on August 18th with a repeat of the World Cup semi final, with Australia taking on New Zealand in Sydney whilst Argentina make their debut against South Africa in Cape Town on the same day.

The head of Argentinian Rugby, UAR president Luis Castillo has said this year will be “an unprecedented one for rugby in Argentina”.

The Pumas will play 12 matches including six on Argentine soil. And all of them against the world’s leading Betfair Rugby Union playing nations.

Argentina forced their way onto the world stage with their third place finish in the 2007 World Cup and cemented their place at the top table with further impressive displays including effectively eliminating Scotland from the 2011 tournament. They are now in the process of attempting to gain Argentine representation in the ‘Super Rugby’ club tournament.

The rise of Argentine Rugby is well underway, some would say well behind schedule and their Rugby Championship campaign will mark another step in the right direction for this new force on the World stage.


The Argentina rugby team has announced its location for the home matches that will be played at Mendoza, La Plata and Rosario. The first match that the Argentina rugby team will be playing is against South Africa.

The rugby Championship is going to be quite a hectic schedule for the Argentineans as they will be facing tough competition right from the start with New Zealand, the current rugby champions in the next home game against Argentina in the Rugby Championship.

The Four nations meet is going to be quite popular and requires a lot of practice and skill to be shown by each of the teams. The international rugby board has already made it clear that all the European clubs need to release the Argentina rugby players for the Rugby Championship.

However, this news has created quite a stir among the English clubs who feel that losing these players that have been hired will bring about a great loss to the performance of these clubs and will eventually result in their lowering of standards in the league matches to be played during the Rugby Championship.

Most English clubs have this plan of contracting more and more Argentina players as compared to the players chosen from England themselves, but with such demands coming from the International Rugby Board, they are finding it difficult to incorporate the Argentina Rugby team squad in to any of their clubs for fear that they might have to leave in between for playing other Championships.