Argentina national rugby union team (sevens)

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Argentina
Logo UAR.svg
Union Unión Argentina de Rugby
Emblem(s) Yaguareté
(South American jaguar)
Coach(es) Santiago Gómez Cora
Most caps Santiago Gómez Cora (61)
Top scorer Santiago Gómez Cora (1,178)
Most tries Santiago Gómez Cora (230)
Team kit
Change kit
World Cup Sevens
Appearances 6 (First in 1993)
Best result Runners-up, 2009

The Argentina national rugby union sevens team competes in the IRB Sevens World Series, in the Rugby World Cup Sevens, and, beginning in 2016, in the Summer Olympics.

The Argentine team has had some success in the IRB Sevens World Series, finishing third in 2003-04, and finishing among the top six teams in five out of six seasons from 2003-04 to 2008-09. Argentina won the USA Sevens tournament in 2004 and again in 2009. During its peak, the Argentine team was led by Santiago Gómez Cora, who is ranked all-time first in tries (230), fifth in points (1,178), and third in appearances (61).

Argentina's best finish at the Rugby World Cup Sevens came in 2001, when the team reached the semifinals.

Argentina playing in San Diego

History[edit]

Tournament history[edit]

A red box around the year indicates tournaments played within Argentina

Summer Olympics[edit]

Olympics Games record
Year Round Position Pld W L D
2016 Not Qualified Yet
Total 0 Titles 0/0 - - - -

Rugby World Cup Sevens[edit]

World Cup Sevens record
Year Round Position Pld W L D
1993 Group Stage 9th 7 5 2 0
1997 Group Stage 13th 5 2 3 0
2001 Semifinals 3rd 7 5 2 0
2005 Quarterfinals 5th 6 4 2 0
2009 Runners-up 2nd 6 5 1 0
2013 Group Stage 11th 5 2 3 0
Total 0 Titles 6/6 36 23 13 0

Current squad[edit]

A 12-man squad for the 2014 London Sevens:[1]

  1. Martin Chiappesoni
  2. Felipe Nougues
  3. Fernando Luna
  4. Lucas de Vincenzi
  5. Nicolas Coronel
  6. Diego Palma
  7. Ramiro Moyano
  8. Franco Sabato
  9. Joaquin Cachi Paz
  10. Gaston Revol
  11. Agustin Cortes
  12. Gonzalo Gutierrez Taboada

Rugby union at the World Games[edit]

Games Gold Silver Bronze
2001 Akita[2]  Fiji  Australia  New Zealand
2005 Duisburg  Fiji  South Africa  Argentina
2009 Kaohsiung[3]  Fiji  Portugal  South Africa

Tournament Wins[edit]

Event Venue Cup Plate Bowl Shield
Winner Final Score Runner-up Winner Winner Winner
2004 USA Sevens Home Depot Center,
Los Angeles

Argentina
21–12
New Zealand

England
2009 USA Sevens PETCO Park,
San Diego

Argentina
19 – 14
England

New Zealand

Australia

Canada

See also[edit]

References[edit]