Argentina Jaguars

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Not to be confused with South American Jaguars.
Argentina Jaguars
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Union Unión Argentina de Rugby
Nickname(s) Los Jaguares (The Jaguars)
Emblem(s) Yaguareté (South American jaguar)
Coach(es) Bernardo Urdanetta
Team kit
Change kit
First international
Argentina Argentina XV 23-11 Chile 
(26 September 1965)
Largest win
 Paraguay 0 - 152 Argentina A Argentina
(1 May 2002)
Largest defeat
Argentina Argentina A 7-88 Chile 
(9 July 1979)

The Argentina A national rugby union team, also known as Argentina Jaguars and as Argentina XV national rugby union team, in the past, are the second national rugby union team in Argentina after the national side.

They already represented Argentina at the South American Rugby Championship, in 2001, 2002, 2005, 2009 and 2011. Argentina second side won all the South American competitions they have entered and never were defeated yet by another country in these tournaments.

They competed in the Nations Cup in 2006 and 2007, winning the tournament in 2006, and in the Churchill Cup in 2008 and 2009. They've played alongside the full national teams of Namibia, Romania, Georgia, the United States, and Canada as well as other second national teams like Italy A, the Emerging Springboks, and the England Saxons. They have also competed in a number of South American tournaments and will compete against North American teams in the Americas Rugby Championship. In 2014 they will participate in the IRB Tbilisi Cup.[1]

Current squad[edit]

Jaguars squad for the uncapped match against the Fiji Warriors side (Fiji 'A' side).[2]

Head Coach: Argentina Daniel Hourcade

Caps Updated: 25 May 2015
Note: Flags indicate national union for the club/province as defined by World Rugby.

Player Position Date of Birth (Age) Caps Club/province
Matías Cortese Hooker (1985-10-01) 1 October 1985 (age 29) 15 Unattached
Santiago Iglesias Valdez Hooker (1993-05-26) 26 May 1993 (age 22) 10 Argentina Tucumán Universitario
Santiago García Botta Prop (1992-06-19) 19 June 1992 (age 22) 0 Argentina Belgrano
Julián Montoya Prop (1993-10-29) 29 October 1993 (age 21) 6 Argentina Newman
Lucas Noguera Paz Prop (1993-05-10) 10 May 1993 (age 22) 13 Argentina Lince RC
Bruno Postiglioni Prop (1987-04-08) 8 April 1987 (age 28) 18 Argentina La Plata
Gerónimo Albertario Lock (1987-11-24) 24 November 1987 (age 27) 2 Argentina Pucará
Guido Petti Pagadizábal Lock (1994-11-17) 17 November 1994 (age 20) 4 Argentina San Isidro
Manuel Plaza Lock (1996-01-04) 4 January 1996 (age 19) 1 Argentina Jockey Club
Lisandro Ahualli de Chazal Flanker (1988-12-29) 29 December 1988 (age 26) 6 Argentina Tucumán Universitario
Tomás Lezana Flanker (1994-02-16) 16 February 1994 (age 21) 3 Argentina Santiago Lawn Tennis Club
Javier Ortega Desio Flanker (1990-06-14) 14 June 1990 (age 24) 14 Argentina Paraná
Facundo Isa Number 8 (1993-09-21) 21 September 1993 (age 21) 5 Argentina Santiago Lawn Tennis Club
Gonzalo Bertranou Scrum-half (1993-12-31) 31 December 1993 (age 21) 0 Argentina Torneo
Martín Landajo (c) Scrum-half (1988-06-14) 14 June 1988 (age 26) 42 Argentina CASI
Santiago González Iglesias Fly-half (1988-06-16) 16 June 1988 (age 26) 14 Argentina Hindú
Juan León Novillo Fly-half (1992-06-08) 8 June 1992 (age 22) 2 Argentina Tucumán
Gabriel Ascárate Centre (1987-10-20) 20 October 1987 (age 27) 16 Argentina Natación y Gimnasia
Jerónimo de la Fuente Centre (1991-02-24) 24 February 1991 (age 24) 11 Argentina Duendes
Joaquín Paz Centre (1993-10-20) 20 October 1993 (age 21) 0 Argentina Córdoba
Santiago Cordero Wing (1993-12-06) 6 December 1993 (age 21) 9 Argentina Regatas
Tomás Carrió Wing (1989-03-10) 10 March 1989 (age 26) 6 Argentina Duendes
Román Miralles Fullback (1983-08-01) 1 August 1983 (age 31) 5 Argentina Duendes

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Georgia to host Tbilisi Cup 2014". International Rugby Board. 4 April 2014. Retrieved 14 May 2014. 
  2. ^ Plantel de Argentina XV para enfrentar a Fiji

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