Argentina XV national rugby union team

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Argentina Jaguars
Union Unión Argentina de Rugby
Nickname(s) Los Pumas (The Pumas)
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 squad for the 2017 World Rugby Nations Cup.

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
Tejerizo, RobertoRoberto Tejerizo Hooker (1988-04-15) 15 April 1988 (age 29) 4 Jaguares
Bartoloni, CristianCristian Bartoloni Prop (1995-08-26) 26 August 1995 (age 22) 2 Jaguares
Brarda, FrancoFranco Brarda Prop (1993-08-22) 22 August 1993 (age 24) 1 Tala
Ferronato, FranciscoFrancisco Ferronato Prop (1988-01-08) 8 January 1988 (age 29) 0 Belgrano
Gigena, FacundoFacundo Gigena Prop (1994-09-15) 15 September 1994 (age 23) 1 Jaguares
Medrano, SantiagoSantiago Medrano Prop (1996-05-06) 6 May 1996 (age 21) 0 Regatas Bella Vista
Guillemaín, Juan CruzJuan Cruz Guillemaín Lock (1992-08-21) 21 August 1992 (age 25) 1 Jaguares
Larrague, IgnacioIgnacio Larrague Lock (1995-10-25) 25 October 1995 (age 22) 2 Jaguares
Ortega, PedroPedro Ortega Lock (1994-07-30) 30 July 1994 (age 23) 2 Uni. Tucumán
Bavaro, LautaroLautaro Bavaro (c) Flanker (1994-09-04) 4 September 1994 (age 23) 2 Hindú
Gorrissen, FranciscoFrancisco Gorrissen Flanker (1994-08-30) 30 August 1994 (age 23) 0 Belgrano
Romanini, MarianoMariano Romanini Flanker (1996-02-23) 23 February 1996 (age 21) 0 Alumni
Portillo, SantiagoSantiago Portillo Flanker (1995-11-21) 21 November 1995 (age 22) 0 Jaguares
Bruni, RodrigoRodrigo Bruni Number 8 (1993-09-03) 3 September 1993 (age 24) 0 San Luis
Montagner, SantiagoSantiago Montagner Number 8 (1995-04-18) 18 April 1995 (age 22) 0 Alumni
Bazán Vélez, LautaroLautaro Bazán Vélez Scrum-half (1996-02-24) 24 February 1996 (age 21) 0 Córdoba
Ezcurra, FelipeFelipe Ezcurra Scrum-half (1993-04-15) 15 April 1993 (age 24) 3 Jaguares
Bonilla, Joaquín DíazJoaquín Díaz Bonilla Fly-half (1989-04-12) 12 April 1989 (age 28) 2 Jaguares
Elías, MartínMartín Elías Fly-half (1996-10-16) 16 October 1996 (age 21) 0 Atlético del Rosario
Cappiello, JuanJuan Cappiello Centre (1992-03-04) 4 March 1992 (age 25) 4 Pucará
Devoto, BrunoBruno Devoto Centre (1992-03-07) 7 March 1992 (age 25) 2 CASI
Granella, TomásTomás Granella Centre (1995-08-11) 11 August 1995 (age 22) 1 Liceo Cuyo
Mare, SantiagoSantiago Mare Centre (1996-10-21) 21 October 1996 (age 21) 0 Regatas
Tuculet, SegundoSegundo Tuculet Centre (1994-02-05) 5 February 1994 (age 23) 1 Los Tilos
Cuaranta, FrancoFranco Cuaranta Wing (1992-05-23) 23 May 1992 (age 25) 2 Tala
Dominguez, JulianJulian Dominguez Wing (1996-10-04) 4 October 1996 (age 21) 0 Pucará
Sábato, FrancoFranco Sábato Wing (1990-01-13) 13 January 1990 (age 27) 0 Alumni
Luna, FernandoFernando Luna Fullback (1990-05-12) 12 May 1990 (age 27) 1 Córdoba

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Georgia to host Tbilisi Cup 2014". International Rugby Board. 4 April 2014. Retrieved 14 May 2014. 

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