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.
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.
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.
Starting from the 2016 season and onwards, Argentina Rugby is set to get its first franchise in the Super Rugby competition which will also mean a tighter bond will be forged with some of the heavyweights of the sport in the Southern Hemisphere.
Sanzar, he organization that is responsible for running the Rugby Championship as well as the Super Rugby, has recently announced its plans to expand the competition from 15 to 17 teams from the 2016 season and this means not only will Argentina will gets its first ever franchise in the competition but also one more team for South Africa.
Pampas is the rugby team that represents Argentina. This rugby team was founded in the year 2010 and has ever since gained a lot of popularity among the thousands of rugby fans. The International Rugby Board (the main governing body of the game) has recently announced that Pampas is going to be a part of the Pacific Rugby Cup 2014.
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.
Argentina rugby experienced a major boost during Argentina’s first year in the Rugby Championship. But nonetheless, a victory during this year could boost the interest levels off the scale. Their debut in 2012 was rather impressive with two narrow losses to Australia and a draw with the Springboks. They participated in The Rugby Championship against New Zealand, South Africa and Australia. The Pumas played their first match against South Africa and lost 27-6. Argentina rugby team had a draw the next week in Mendoza to achieve a 16-16. This was their best result ever against Springbok.
The Argentina rugby team is facing quite a crisis at the current moment. They have not won a single match in the Rugby Championship, and are yet to shine on the field.
But it would be unfair to say that they are not even trying, because they are, and after their losses, they have formed a new squad, a full strength squad, and hopes are riding high on this team. This year, the team will be faced with a new challenge, and that is to prove their mettle, and that they really have the expertise to win on the field.
Some of the English speaking nations have developed similarly in regards to the sports they like. One sport that is played both in Canada as well as the United Kingdom is rugby union. Rugby is essentially a style of football that was named for the Rugby school in the United Kingdom.
Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club Bath Rugby has found a new way to scare away the birds that have taken residence at the club’s famous Recreation Ground – they are using the voice of their head coach Gary Gold.
The grounds men of the club have stripped the surface of the Recreation Ground and have replanted seeds of grass for the pitch to be ready by the time pre-season kicks off but the birds seem to have their own plans regarding this and they have descended in numbers, eating the newly planted seeds.