Argentina XV national rugby union team

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Not to be confused with South American Jaguars.
Argentina Jaguars
Union Unión Argentina de Rugby
Nickname(s) Los Jaguares (The Jaguars)
Emblem(s) Yaguareté (South American jaguar)
Coach(es) Felipe Contepomi
Ricardo Le Fort
Captain(s) Gonzalo Bertranou
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 8-30  Romania
(12 June 2013)
Argentina XV at a 2015 test match versus Uruguay's Teros

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 main 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 participated in the IRB Tbilisi Cup.[1]

Results[edit]

Churchill Cup
  • 2005: 2nd
  • 2008: 4th
  • 2009: 3rd
Nations Cup / Tbilisi Cup
  • 2006: 1st
  • 2007: 2nd
  • 2010: 4th
  • 2011: 3rd
  • 2012: 2nd
  • 2013: 3rd
  • 2014: 1st
  • 2015: 2nd
Americas Rugby Championship
  • 1st in 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016.
UruCup
  • 2015: 1st.

Current squad[edit]

Argentina XV 31-man for the 2017 Americas Rugby Championship.[2]

1 With only one scrum half named in the squad, Juan Manuel Lescano was later added to the team.[3]

2 Jaguares player Ignacio Larrague and Lautaro Bazán were called up to the squad ahead of the second round.

3 On 15 February Germán Schulz was drafted into the squad from the Pumas 7's side.

4 On 22 February, Emiliano Boffelli and Facundo Gigena were released by their Super Rugby side to gain game time after injury.

5 Gabriel Ascárate was released by his Super Rugby side to gain game time after injury.

Head Coach: Argentina Felipe Contepomi

Player Position Date of Birth (Age) Caps Club/province
Baldunciel, GasparGaspar Baldunciel Hooker (1996-12-09) 9 December 1996 (age 20) 0 Alumni
Brandi, MarceloMarcelo Brandi Hooker (1989-08-18) 18 August 1989 (age 27) 0 Newman
Zapata, AxelAxel Zapata Hooker (1993-02-11) 11 February 1993 (age 24) 0 SITAS
Bartoloni, CristianCristian Bartoloni Prop (1995-08-26) 26 August 1995 (age 21) 2 Pucará
Bello, EduardoEduardo Bello Prop (1995-11-17) 17 November 1995 (age 21) 1 Atlético del Rosario
Brarda, FrancoFranco Brarda Prop (1993-08-22) 22 August 1993 (age 23) 1 Tala
Brem, AlejoAlejo Brem Prop 0 Los Tilos
Ferronato, FranciscoFrancisco Ferronato Prop (1988-01-08) 8 January 1988 (age 29) 0 Belgrano
Gigena, FacundoFacundo Gigena 4 Prop (1994-09-15) 15 September 1994 (age 22) 1 Jaguares
Medrano, SantiagoSantiago Medrano Prop (1996-05-06) 6 May 1996 (age 20) 0 Regatas Bella Vista
Solveyra, NicolásNicolás Solveyra Prop (1995-03-10) 10 March 1995 (age 22) 0 CUBA
Guillemaín, Juan CruzJuan Cruz Guillemaín Lock (1992-08-21) 21 August 1992 (age 24) 1 Jockey Club de San Juan
Larrague, IgnacioIgnacio Larrague 2 Lock (1995-10-25) 25 October 1995 (age 21) 2 Jaguares
Molina, FrancoFranco Molina Lock (1997-08-28) 28 August 1997 (age 19) 0 Jockey Club Córdoba
Ortega, PedroPedro Ortega Lock (1994-07-30) 30 July 1994 (age 22) 2 Uni. Tucumán
Bavaro, LautaroLautaro Bavaro (c) Flanker (1994-09-04) 4 September 1994 (age 22) 2 Hindú
de la Vega, TomásTomás de la Vega Flanker (1990-09-28) 28 September 1990 (age 26) 12 CUBA
Gorrissen, FranciscoFrancisco Gorrissen Flanker 0 Belgrano
Romanini, MarianoMariano Romanini Flanker (1996-02-23) 23 February 1996 (age 21) 0 Alumni
Bruni, RodrigoRodrigo Bruni Number 8 0 San Luis
Montagner, SantiagoSantiago Montagner Number 8 (1995-04-18) 18 April 1995 (age 21) 0 Alumni
Bazán Vélez, LautaroLautaro Bazán Vélez 2 Scrum-half (1996-02-24) 24 February 1996 (age 21) 0 Córdoba
Cancelliere, SebastiánSebastián Cancelliere Scrum-half (1993-09-17) 17 September 1993 (age 23) 2 Hindú
Lescano, Juan ManuelJuan Manuel Lescano 1 Scrum-half 1 Atlético del Rosario
Cruz González, JuanJuan Cruz González Fly-half (1995-04-21) 21 April 1995 (age 21) 0 CUBA
Miotti, DomingoDomingo Miotti Fly-half (1996-05-22) 22 May 1996 (age 20) 0 Tucumán Lawn Tennis Club
Álvarez, SantiagoSantiago Álvarez Centre (1994-01-17) 17 January 1994 (age 23) 0 San Isidro
Ascárate, GabrielGabriel Ascárate Centre (1987-10-20) 20 October 1987 (age 29) 19 Jaguares
Cappiello, JuanJuan Cappiello Centre (1992-03-04) 4 March 1992 (age 25) 3 Pucará
Devoto, BrunoBruno Devoto Centre (1992-03-07) 7 March 1992 (age 25) 2 San Isidro
Granella, TomásTomás Granella Centre (1995-08-11) 11 August 1995 (age 21) 1 Liceo Cuyo
Boffelli, EmilianoEmiliano Boffelli 4 Wing (1995-01-16) 16 January 1995 (age 22) 0 Jaguares
Cuaranta, FrancoFranco Cuaranta Wing (1992-05-23) 23 May 1992 (age 24) 2 Tala
Dominguez, JulianJulian Dominguez Wing (1996-10-04) 4 October 1996 (age 20) 0 Pucará
Luna, FernandoFernando Luna Wing (1990-05-12) 12 May 1990 (age 26) 0 Córdoba
Schulz, GermánGermán Schulz 3 Wing (1994-02-05) 5 February 1994 (age 23) 2 Tala
Delguy, BautistaBautista Delguy Fullback (1997-04-22) 22 April 1997 (age 19) 0 Pucará
Tuculet, SegundoSegundo Tuculet Fullback (1994-02-05) 5 February 1994 (age 23) 1 Los Tilos

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