Argentina national rugby sevens team

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Argentina
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
Argentina playing in San Diego.

The Argentina national rugby sevens team represents Argentina 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 2001, when the team reached the semifinals.

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]

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 * 15* 5 2 0
Hong Kong 2005 Quarterfinal  5* 6 4 2 0
United Arab Emirates 2009 Final 2nd 6 5 1 0
Russia 2013 Plate semifinal  11* 5 2 3 0
Total 0 Titles 6/6 36 23 13 0

Summer Olympics results[edit]

Olympics Games
Year Round Position Pld W L D
Brazil 2016 Qualified
Total 0 Titles 1/1 - - - -

Pan American Games results[edit]

Pan American Games
Year Round Position Pld W L D
Mexico 2011 Final 2nd 6 5 1 0
Canada 2015 Final 2nd 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 5 3 2 0
Chinese Taipei 2009 Third playoff 4 6 4 2 0
Colombia 2013[2] Final 2nd 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 

2010s[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Squad to the 2016 Summer Olympics:[9]

  1. Santiago Alvarez
  2. Juan Pablo Estelles
  3. Rodrigo Etchart
  4. Bautista Ezcurra
  5. Juan Imhoff
  6. Fernando Luna
  7. Matías Moroni
  8. Axel Müller
  9. Gastón Revol
  10. Javier Rojas
  11. Franco Sábato
  12. Germán Schulz

Previous squads[edit]

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]

Notes[edit]

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

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