THE STRUGGLE CONTINUES

For the rugby team of Argentina, the week hasn’t been a good one. It can also be said that so far the team hasn’t had a good season. This feeling escalated, after the third consecutive loss of Los Pumita in the U20 World Rugby Championship, which take place against the team (Georgia) they had never lost against in their history of the game.

ALL BLACKS VS. ARGENTINA: YARROW STADIUM TO BE READY IN TIME

For the All Blacks game against the Argentina Rugby team scheduled to hold sometime in September, it is expected that the Yarrow Stadium’s new hospitality centre would be ready in time for use.

The hospitality centre which costs a whopping $2,350,000 to complete is fitted with food and beverage facilities as well as a kitchen. However, the cost has increased to no less than $200,000 afterissues were discovered with the guttering.

Argentina Beats Canada In 7s

The rugby 7s were being played in which Argentina was victorious in the game against Canada.

The latter did put up a good defense which resulted in Argentina winning with a score of 12-5. The game was held on March 12th in Vancouver. This was during the quarter final of the World Rugby Sevens Series. There was much action to witness between the two teams. For instance the way John Moonlight tackled Bautista Delguy of Argentina. However the Canadian team did well and they walked off as heroes as they finished in ninth position. This is the home tournament that had been inaugurated last year.

MCDONNELL – CONAN ALWAYS HAD A NOSE FOR THE BALL

Joe Schmidt had in 2016, handed debuts to about 18 players as Ireland pushed to make a rebound from a deflating Six Nations campaign, thus going on to record several victories over the big three of the southern hemisphere before the year came to an end.
This was after Ireland had been edged out of the World Cup quarter final by the Argentina Rugby team.

All this is set to remain in the past as Schmidt looks to lead a balanced and victory hungry squad to the Six Nations. He listed a few Munster players in the extended panel for the Six Nations namely Peter O’Mahony, CJ Stander and Tommy O’Donnell who would take on Scotland on Saturday at Murrayfield.

Argentina Ready To Face New Zealand

The Argentinean rugby union team will be facing strong favorites and world cup winners New Zealand in the 2016 Rugby Championships to be held on Sunday on 2nd October.

The All Blacks team is in great form of late and has won their last 6 matches convincingly. They even had the upper hand over Argentina when they last met on 10th September for the Rugby Championships in New Zealand.

Argentina also has a poor record against The All Blacks, but this is not deterring them to perform better on the game day.

Los Pumas In 7th

Argentina rugby union team Los Pumas were one of the best performers during the weekend as they reached the 7th position in the World Rugby Rankings.

The team of Argentina also known as Los Pumas defeated South Africa and made the team and the fan followers proud. Argentina achieved its victory over South Africa with 26-24.

It was a great moment for everyone, including the head coach of Argentina. The coach of Argentina, Daniel Hourcade expressed his satisfaction and excitement over the victory.

Argentina Rugby Team Up For U20 Semi Finals

Argentina has been flying high in the U20 world rugby championship.

Ireland has not been behind. As a result both the teams are set to be part of the semi finals this weekend. You would have found the Ireland team playing well in the pool stages. The Ireland team has played well from the beginning, especially in the win that they garnered against the New Zealand team. That was not the end of the encounter. Their last match against Georgia was impressive as well.

Argentina on the other hand, was instrumental in gaining advantage in Pool B where they played. They gained a total of 13 points, having beaten teams like Japan, South Africa and France. As a result they will be coming face to face to the Irish team in the semi finals that will be held in the forthcoming Monday.

Argentina Gears Up For Twickenham

For Argentina rugby fans, there is an upcoming repeat match of Argentina facing Australia again at Twickenham.

The coincidence of the same venue and nearly the same period of the year for the game are hard to miss by the fans. The championship games will start from August and Argentina will be hosting Australia on October 8th at Twickenham. It would certainly be a novel move on the part of the authorities who have decided on this venue which is outside the usual venues for this game; mainly it is countries like New Zealand, South Africa, Australia and Argentina are hosting the game. This time, the venue indicates a move up the equator and not at any venue which is to the south of the equator.

America looking for young Fans

It's hugely popular in Europe, New Zealand and Australia, but rugby is still in a little blip in the United States. North America's first professional rugby body Professional Rugby Organization’s Chief Executive Officer Doug Schoninger sees that as an advantage.

Their new league is all set to debut on 17th April, is targetting people by positioning itself as a hip, alternative sports option.

Schoninger said that they are new and disruptive and this is what differentiates them from most of the sports out there.

This is going to be really welcome to the younger millennial group, the 28 and under demographic, who have not attached themselves to traditional sports.

McCaw rubbishes claims of Super Rugby being afterthought for All Blacks

All Blacks skipper Richie McCaw has blasted suggestions that domestic rugby is an afterthought for many New Zealand players and that they are just going through the motions just for the sake of it.

Richie McGaw

The Kiwi has admitted that he has not been able to get back to performing at his best, having played 503 minutes in nine games for the Crusaders, who currently sit at fourth in the New Zealand conference. However, he added that it doesn't mean he doesn't care about the Super Rugby anymore.

He sat down for an interview recently where he said that he knows he has not been playing up to the high standards he has set for himself and that is the same for a number of players in the squad, but mentioned that it is difficult to have an impact going backwards and for the last few weeks, he hasn't had the impact he hoped he would have.