They have lost 10 out of their last 12 tests in international rugby, changed their head coach and their squad is ravaged by internal squabbles and divisions – all in all, 2013 has been a year to forget for the Argentina Rugby Team.
With just two years to go for the Rugby World Cup 2015, when the Argentina team and the others will arrive in England, hoping to set the world on fire in the biggest stage of international rugby, the Pumas will need to regroup as quickly as possible if they are to reach the knockout stages of the competition, let alone attempting to eclipse their previous best performance of finishing in third position as they did in France in 2007.
For a team that has turned a corner since 2000 and regularly got the better of the elite of European rugby and gave the super powers of the Southern Hemisphere plenty to think about, the Argentina Rugby Team has had the worst possible season this year as they have found themselves embroiled in several off field distractions to take into account their poor showing on the field.
The only two matches they managed to win this year were against the second rate Georgian team and against Italy in their final match of the season.
And according to a popular journalist from Argentina, the national team won their match against Italy just in time and gave the group some respite that the definitely needed. Jorge Busico further mentioned that it was necessary for the Argentina Rugby Team to win their final match of the team but added that this win will count for nothing if the team doesn’t realize that they will have to start from scratch once again when the new season begins and prepare themselves mentally according to those demands.