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.
The Pacific Rugby Cup 2014 is going to be hosted by Australia entirely for the very first time. IRB and Australian Rugby Union are together going to organize the tournament. The rugby matches for the tournament are going to take place in the following places: Sydney, Perth, Gold Coast, Brisbane and Canberra from the 21st of February to the 23rd of March, 2014. First match of the tournament will take place in Perth and the finals are going to take place in Sydney.
It is for the first time that Argentina Pampas will be associated with a tournament that will feature Super Rugby development squads such as the Western Force, New South Wales Waratahs, ACT Brumbies and the Queensland Reds. Along with that, development squads representing Japan, Tonga, Samoa and Fiji are also going to participate in the 2014 Pacific Rugby Cup. Fans have to wait and watch whether Pampas can compete efficiently against the best squads or not.
Mark Egan (head of competition and performance, IRB) said that this tournament is going to be invaluable for Argentina, Japan and Pacific Island Unions because the 2015 Rugby World Cup is around the corner. He even said that IRB is very grateful to the Australian Rugby Union (ARU) for their support and cooperation in hosting the 2014 Pacific Rugby Cup.
The reigning champions of the Pacific Rugby Cup are Fiji and ever since 2009 they have been defending their title successfully. So this year also they will give their level best.