Argentina national rugby sevens team

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Argentina
Pumas seven logo.png
UnionArgentine Rugby Union
Emblem(s)Yaguareté
Ground(s)José Amalfitani (Capacity: 49,540)
Coach(es)Santiago Gómez Cora
Captain(s)Gastón Revol
Most capsSantiago Gómez Cora (61)
Top scorerSantiago Gómez Cora (1,178)
Most triesSantiago Gómez Cora (230)
Team kit
Change kit
World Cup Sevens
Appearances6 (First in 1993)
Best resultRunners-up (2009)
Official website
uar.com.ar/category/seven/

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

The Argentine rugby sevens team has had some success in the World Rugby Sevens 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 2009, when the team reached the finals and finished as runners up.

Tournament history[edit]

A red box around the year indicates tournaments played within Argentina

* asterisk indicates a shared placing

Rugby World Cup Sevens results[edit]

Argentina at San Diego 2008 Rugby Seven Tournament
World Cup Sevens
Year Round Position Pld W L D
Scotland 1993 Plate final 9 7 5 2 0
Hong Kong 1997 Plate quarters  13* 5 2 3 0
Argentina 2001 Semifinals  3rd, bronze medalist(s) * 7* 5 2 0
Hong Kong 2005 Quarterfinal  5* 6 4 2 0
United Arab Emirates 2009 Final 2nd, silver medalist(s) 6 5 1 0
Russia 2013 Plate semifinal  11* 5 2 3 0
United States 2018 Quarterfinal 5 4 3 1 0
Total 0 Titles 7/7 40 26 14 0

Pan American Games results[edit]

Pan American Games
Year Round Position Pld W L D
Mexico 2011 Final 2nd, silver medalist(s) 6 5 1 0
Canada 2015 Final 2nd, silver medalist(s) 6 5 1 0
Peru 2019 TBD
Total 0 Titles 2/2 12 10 2 0

World Games results[edit]

World Gamesa
Year Round Position Pld W L D
Japan 2001[1] Did not participate
Germany 2005 Third playoff 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 5 3 2 0
Chinese Taipei 2009 Third playoff 4 6 4 2 0
Colombia 2013[2] Final 2nd, silver medalist(s) 6 5 1 0
Total 0 Titles 3/4 17 12 5 0

Sevens World Series[edit]

Key to tournament locations
Africa and Middle East Asia
Oceania Europe
Americas Argentine event 

Summer Olympic Games Record[edit]

2010s[edit]

Summary for Series XI to XX
World Sevens Series
XI
09–10
XII
10–11
XIII
11–12
XIV
12–13
XV
13–14
 
7th*
Dubai
9th
Dubai
4th
Dubai
9th
Dubai
5th
Dubai
3rd, bronze medalist(s)rd*
George
6th
George
11th*
Port Elizabeth
4th
Port Elizabeth
4th
Port Elizabeth
 
11th*
Wellington
7th*
Wellington
11th*
Wellington
7th*
Wellington
7th*
Wellington
3rd, bronze medalist(s)rd*
Adelaide
6th
Adelaide
9th
Gold Coast
5th
Gold Coast
11th*
Gold Coast
 
11th*
Los Angeles
7th*
Las Vegas
6th
Las Vegas
6th
Las Vegas
7th*
Las Vegas
cancelled
Mar Del Plata
 
13th*
Hong Kong
13th*
Hong Kong
6th
Hong Kong
13th*
Hong Kong
11th*
Hong Kong
7th*
Tokyo
10th
Tokyo
13th
Tokyo
 
6th
Edinburgh
11th*
Edinburgh
7th*
Glasgow
6th
Glasgow
10th
Glasgow
3rd, bronze medalist(s)rd*
London
7th*
London
4th
London
7th*
London
10th
London
 
8/8
62 pts

7th [3]

8/8
38 pts

8th [4]

9/9
92 pts

7th [5]

9/9
84 pts

10th [6]

9/9
75 pts

9th [7]

 Notes:
* Shared placing (play-off matches for third were introduced in 2012).
World 7s component cancelled due to demands on UAR joining The Rugby Championship.
World Rugby Sevens Series
XVI
14–15
XVII
15–16
XVIII
16–17
XIX
17–18
XX
18–19
 
5th
Dubai
7th*
Dubai
4th
Port Elizabeth
2nd, silver medalist(s)nd
Cape Town
 
10th
Wellington
6th
Wellington
6th
Gold Coast
5th
Sydney
 
10th
Las Vegas
7th*
Las Vegas
7th*
Vancouver
 
7th*
Hong Kong
9th
Hong Kong
14th
Tokyo
4th
Singapore
 
10th
Glasgow
4th
Paris
10th
London
6th
London
 
9/9
80 pts

8th [8]

10/10
119 pts

5th




 Notes:
* Shared placing (play-off matches for third were introduced in 2012).
: World 7s component cancelled

Team[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Previous squads[edit]

Squad to 2016 Summer Olympics

The following is the Argentina roster in the men's rugby sevens tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics. On August 9, Bruzzone replaced Etchart and Rojas by injury.[9][10]

Head coach: Santiago Gómez Cora

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Events Points Union
1 FW Fernando Luna (1990-05-12)May 12, 1990 (aged 26) 28 178 Argentina Córdoba Athletic
2 FW Santiago Álvarez (1994-02-17)February 17, 1994 (aged 22) 22 100 Argentina CASI
3 FW Germán Schulz (1994-02-05)February 5, 1994 (aged 22) 18 120 Argentina Tala
4 FW Juan Pablo Estelles (1988-05-05)May 5, 1988 (aged 28) 3 60 Argentina Atlético del Rosario
5 FW Axel Müller (1993-11-25)November 25, 1993 (aged 22) 21 212 Argentina Marista
6 BK Matías Moroni (1991-03-29)March 29, 1991 (aged 25) 13 139 Argentina CUBA
7 BK Javier Rojas (1991-04-15)April 15, 1991 (aged 25) 10 243 Argentina Universitario
8 BK Gastón Revol (c) (1986-11-26)November 26, 1986 (aged 29) 49 566 Argentina La Tablada
9 BK Rodrigo Etchart (1994-01-24)January 24, 1994 (aged 22) 19 175 Argentina SIC
10 BK Bautista Ezcurra (1995-01-16)January 16, 1995 (aged 21) 10 107 Argentina Hindú
11 BK Juan Imhoff (1988-05-11)May 11, 1988 (aged 28) 2 5 France Racing 92
12 BK Franco Sábato (1990-01-13)January 13, 1990 (aged 26) 25 205 Argentina Alumni
13 BK Nicolás Bruzzone (1985-10-24)October 24, 1985 (aged 30) 54 292 Argentina Universitario

Tournament wins[edit]

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

Argentina
21 – 12
New Zealand
2009 USA Sevens Petco Park,
San Diego

Argentina
19 – 14
England

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

^a Rugby Sevens was discontinued at the World Games after 2013 due to the sport returning to the Olympics in 2016.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "World Games VI – Akita, Japan". Rugby7.com. 2001. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
  2. ^ http://ur7s.com/news/354/world_games_day_2_fiji_cruise_to_gold_medal
  3. ^ "2010 IRB Sevens Standings". Rugby7.
  4. ^ "2011 IRB Sevens Standings". Rugby7.
  5. ^ "2012 IRB Sevens Standings". Rugby7.
  6. ^ "2013 IRB Sevens Standings". Rugby7.
  7. ^ "2014 IRB Sevens Standings". Rugby7.
  8. ^ "2015 IRB Sevens Standings". Rugby7.
  9. ^ "Argentina World Cup duo selected for the Rio". World Rugby. Retrieved 21 July 2016.
  10. ^ http://www.ellitoral.com/index.php/id_um/134384-un-guino-del-destino-nicolas-bruzzone-participara-de-los-jjoo-seleccionado-de-rugby
  11. ^ 2014 London Sevens Squad Archived 12 May 2014 at the Wayback Machine.

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