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Pumas Grades in 2017 Rugby Championship

Argentina were outperformed in the Rugby Championship. The team  lost every match, conceding a bonus point defeat in all six games. While there were ocassions in which the team was leading at half time or into the second half Los Pumas realistically never looked like winning a game. To better ...

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Lavanini Sets New Pumas Yellow Card Record

On Saturday Tomás Lavanini set a new Pumas record for the most number of yellow cards. His first half yellow carding against New Zealand brought his overall record to 6 for Argentina. No Pumas player has received more temporary suspensions in history. The concerning high number of yellow cards comes ...

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Hourcade’s Horrendous Defense in Rugby Championship

The 2017 Rugby Championship has not gone well for Argentina. The scrum frailties and discipline have been well documented. What has not is the horrendous defense with Daniel Hourcade’s side being one try away from a record. With one match left to play Argentina have conceded 26 tries in the ...

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Argentina vs New Zealand is a Sellout

As was the case in 2016, Argentina vs New Zealand is a sellout. The UAR has officially declared that all tickets for the upcoming Rugby Championship match have been purchased. For Los Pumas it is welcome news. The Argentine national men’s team has struggled to win matches this year. Having ...

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Leguizamón Becomes 5th Most Capped Puma

Argentine Juan Manuel Leguizamón made history today. In featuring from the bench against Australia the No 8 from Santiago del Estero became the 5th most capped Puma of all time. Aged 34, Leguizamón has been a Puma since 2005. He earned his debut that year against Japan. During his career ...

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Landajo Overtakes Pichot

Martín Landajo is set to make history. The 29-year-old is set to overtake Agustín Pichot to become Argentina’s most capped scrum-half of all-time. Landajo is to play from the bench against New Zealand, doing so with Tomás Cubelli starting. Landajo made his test debut in November 2008. He did so ...

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UAR President Hints at Selecting European Players for Pumas

The UAR President has hinted at selecting European players for Los Pumas. The official policy is under serious questioning now. With those based in Europe blocked from international duty Argentina has experienced a run of negative results since Rugby World Cup 2015. Head Coach Daniel Hourcade has firmly stood his ...

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Argentina’s Unsolvable Fly Half Conundrum

Argentina’s play-makers have struggled in 2017. The bad news for Los Pumas is that the problem is not going to go away. Rather it is an unsolvable fly half conundrum in which there are no players to be called upon to steady the ship. No Man’s Land Nicolás Sánchez was ...

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Nelson Lands All Blacks vs Argentina in 2018

Nelson has landed the All Blacks’ 2018 home match against Argentina. The South Island city will have a first-ever opportunity at playing host to New Zealand’s national rugby team. Nelson hosted three matches during Rugby World Cup 2011. One of these was the USA vs Italy. It will now host ...

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