Argentina Jaguars

Argentina Jaguars

Not to be confused with South American Jaguars.

Argentina Jaguars
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Union Unión Argentina de Rugby
Nickname(s) Los Pumas (The Jaguars)
Emblem(s) Yaguareté (the South American jaguar)
Coach(es) Argentina Daniel Hourcade
Captain(s) Argentina Santiago González Iglesias
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 7-88 Chile 
(9 July 1979)

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 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.

Current squad

26-man Jaguars squad for the 2012 IRB Nations Cup.[1]

References