LOS PUMAS

The national team of argentina rugby, which has a very striking nickname of Los Pumas, is well known for their performances worldwide. The team is well organized by the Argentina Rugby Union and represents their country in all the union matches with white and sky blue jerseys just like the soccer team.

The first international rugby match was played in the year 1910 again the British team. Since then there was no looking back. As of 2011, they are the 7th best rugby team in the world. They hold the record of being undefeated against almost all nations of America, except Canada. The argentina rugby team has participated in all the rugby world cups since 1987 and continues to redefine the glory till date.

If one compares the popularity of rugby against soccer at least in Argentina, he might end up with disappointing results. However, it is only due to this team, the game has become quite popular among the youngsters. In the world cup of 2007 the team had won against the hosts France, and defeated Scotland in the quarter final. Though they were defeated by the south African team in the semi finals but still no one can deny their outstanding performance of the argentina rugby team on the field.

By 2008 they were ranked the 3rd in the world, which was their all time highest record. The next year was not very good for the team but still they managed to grab the 5th position just after some big names in the world of rugby. Being impressed by the competitiveness and good performances of the team, the IRB has invited them to play the Rugby championship of 2012 against leaders like South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

Argentina rugby team has won 194 matches out of the 345 Test matches they have played, which is a decent record of somewhat more than 55.