In Dublin at the Aviva Stadium, the crowd witnessed the crushing of the Argentina Rugby team by the team of Ireland. At the end of the match, the score was a jaw dropping 46-24 that revealed that the Pumas had really weakened to a great extent.
Steve Hansen, the coach of the New Zealand Rugby Team and his captain Richie McCaw were extremely loud and effusive in their praise for the defensive play and aggression demonstrated by the Argentina Rugby Team during their Rugby Championship match on Saturday, the 8th of September as The All Blacks stuttered and struggled before finally putting the game to rest in the last quarter of an hour of the match.
There has been a lot of talk regarding the future of the Argentina Rugby Team when they take part in the Rugby Championship, stated to take place in August. Many people already have doubts if The Pumas will have their best players available to them and whether they will become the whipping boys of the competition.
Moreover, there are also doubts whether they will be able to sell rugby as a sport to a nation that is known to be crazy about football and swears by their football superstars.
Argentina Rugby team faced a harrowing defeat against New Zealander All Blacks on the 19th of February.
Felipe Contepomi said that in spite of losing to New Zealand miserably, the Argentina rugby team can leave the country without any shame because they have given their best.
At a press conference, Contepomi showed sign of exhaustion. He looked like a general who had failed to win a difficult battle even after giving all his best. He said that Argentina gave all their best but New Zealand was just better than them on the field.
Graham Henry will take an advisory role with the Argentine Rugby team ahead of their participation in the Rugby Championships later this year.
The UAR has signed Henry up as a consultant to assist the mission to improve the Argentine’s coaching and high performance centres.
Henry guided New Zealand to their second World Cup last year and left that role after the tournament to take on new challenges.
Argentina Rugby team was thrashed by the All Blacks miserably into submission on Sunday.
Their captain, Felipe Contepomi commented saying that Argentina can leave the country with their heads held high even though they lost miserably to the in form All Blacks.
The captain bore all the signs of a hard fought battle in the press conference after the match and told the reporters that even though they defended against the New Zealand with all their might, they just kept coming at them with renewed vigour.
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.
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 2007 World Cup saw Argentina announce themselves as an established force on the world rugby stage. Their impressive display, seeing them reach the semi finals before being defeated by eventual champions South Africa made the world sit up and pay attention. 4 years on, their World Cup was less spectacular, but equally as telling of their rise in the Rugby world and they will next year embark on their first Four Nations campaign, joining the Southern Hemisphere giants of Australia, New Zealand and South Africa in a revamp of the Tri Nations.
Juan Martin Hernandez is the major name out of the Argentina squad for the World Cup according to the Free Rugby Bet website. Hernandez, a star of the Pumas’ outstanding 2007 World Cup campaign, is currently sidelined with a knee ligament injury he suffered on domestic duty with Racing Metro in March and the 28-year-old is set to remain with his Top 14 employers to continue his rehabilitation instead of joining the rest of Santiago Phelan’s squad in Florida next month.