Argentina XV national rugby union team

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Argentina XV (Jaguares)
Jaguares arg rugby logo.png
Union Argentine Rugby Union
Nickname(s) Jaguares
Emblem(s) Jaguar
Coach(es) 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)
Official website
uar.com.ar/category/argentinaxv/
Argentina XV at a 2015 test match versus Uruguay's Teros

Argentina A, also known as the Jaguares and sometimes as an Argentina XV, are the second national rugby union team in Argentina, after the full national side, the Pumas.

Overview[edit]

The Jaguares 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 2018 Americas Rugby Championship

Head Coach: Vacant role

Player Position Date of Birth (Age) Caps Club/province
Gaspar Baldunciel Hooker (1996-12-09) 9 December 1996 (age 21) 0 Alumni
Diego Fortuny Hooker (1996-12-09) 9 December 1996 (age 21) 0 Jaguares
Axel Zapata Hooker (1993-02-11) 11 February 1993 (age 25) 0 SITAS
Franco Brarda Prop (1993-08-22) 22 August 1993 (age 25) 1 Jaguares
Javier Díaz Prop (1995-07-26) 26 July 1995 (age 23) 0 Jaguares
Benjamín Espinal Prop (1991-03-19) 19 March 1991 (age 27) 0 Belgrano
Lucas Favre Prop (1996-11-20) 20 November 1996 (age 21) 0 Lomas
Francisco Ferronato Prop (1988-01-08) 8 January 1988 (age 30) 0 Belgrano
Nicolás Leiva Prop 0 Jaguares
Santiago Medrano Prop (1996-05-06) 6 May 1996 (age 22) 0 Regatas Bella Vista
Juan Pablo Zeiss Prop (1989-08-02) 2 August 1989 (age 29) 0 Jaguares
Diego Galetto Lock (1992-07-28) 28 July 1992 (age 26) 0 Urú Curé
Ignacio Larrague Lock (1995-10-25) 25 October 1995 (age 22) 2 CASI
Franco Molina Lock (1997-08-28) 28 August 1997 (age 21) 0 Jockey Córdoba
Jerónimo Ureta Lock (1996-10-14) 14 October 1996 (age 22) 0 Newman
Lautaro Bavaro (c) Flanker (1994-09-04) 4 September 1994 (age 24) 0 Hindú
Francisco Gorrissen Flanker (1994-08-30) 30 August 1994 (age 24) 0 Belgrano
Santiago Montagner Flanker (1995-04-18) 18 April 1995 (age 23) 0 Jaguares
Mariano Romanini Flanker (1996-02-23) 23 February 1996 (age 22) 0 Alumni
Nicolás Sbrocco Flanker 0 Uni Tucumán
Rodrigo Bruni Number 8 (1993-09-03) 3 September 1993 (age 25) 0 Jaguares
Tomás de la Vega Number 8 (1990-09-28) 28 September 1990 (age 28) 12 CUBA
Santiago Portillo Number 8 (1995-11-21) 21 November 1995 (age 22) 0 Los Tarcos
Gregorio del Prete Scrum-half (1995-03-24) 24 March 1995 (age 23) 1 San Luis
Luca Magnasco Scrum-half 0 Alumni
Facundo Nogueira Scrum-half 0 Marabunta
Martín Elías Fly-half (1996-10-16) 16 October 1996 (age 22) 0 Atlético del Rosario
Juan Cruz González Fly-half (1992-10-01) 1 October 1992 (age 26) 0 CUBA
Tomás Granella Fly-half (1995-08-11) 11 August 1995 (age 23) 0 Liceo Cuyo
Juan Cappiello Centre (1992-03-04) 4 March 1992 (age 26) 3 Pucará
Juan Cruz Mallía Centre (1996-09-11) 11 September 1996 (age 22) 0 Jockey Córdoba
Lucas Mensa Centre 0 Pucará
Santiago Resino Centre (1995-04-21) 21 April 1995 (age 23) 0 Uni Tucumán
Tomás Videla Centre (1994-09-20) 20 September 1994 (age 24) 0 Liceo Cuyo
Julian Dominguez Wing (1996-10-04) 4 October 1996 (age 22) 0 Pucará
Rodrigo Etchart Wing (1994-01-12) 12 January 1994 (age 24) 0 San Isidro
Tomás Malanos Wing (1997-07-04) 4 July 1997 (age 21) 0 Atlético del Rosario
Germán Schulz Wing (1994-02-05) 5 February 1994 (age 24) 3 Tala
Gastón Arias Fullback (1994-01-05) 5 January 1994 (age 24) 0 San Isidro
Bautista Delguy Fullback (1997-04-22) 22 April 1997 (age 21) 0 Jaguares

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]