ARTICLES RELATING TO ARGENTINA

Pumas promote locks for tour

2014-10-22 12:43

Argentina are braced for another tough task when the Pumas embark on their European tour, a year ahead of the RWC.

Log: Sevens World Series

2014-10-13 00:00

Standings in the nine-tournament 2014/15 HSBC Sevens World Series which started in Australia and ended in England.

Brazil down Argentina in Beijing

2014-10-11 17:47

Lionel Messi missed a first-half penalty as Brazil beat Argentina in a fiercely contested "Superclasico" friendly in Beijing.

Argentina make five changes

2014-10-01 07:15

Former captain Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe has left Argentina's Rugby Championship squad making way for Rodrigo Baez.

Kaplan praises NZ-Bok referee

2014-09-16 09:13

Retired referee Jonathan Kaplan has heaped praise on the performance of the referee during the All Black-Springbok Test.

Wallabies wary of Pumas threat

2014-09-11 07:44

Australia have not lost to Argentina since 1997 and are anxious to avoid becoming the Pumas' first scalp in the Rugby Championship.

Lavanini to miss Wallabies Test

2014-09-07 15:22

Argentina lock Tomas Lavanini will miss their Rugby Championship Test against the Wallabies after being suspended by SANZAR.

Argentina lock Lavanini cited

2014-09-06 17:24

Tomas Lavanini of Argentina has been cited for alleged foul play during their Rugby Championship Test against the All Blacks.

Pumas eye 'Test' Super 15 side

2014-09-05 12:00

Argentina captain Agustin Creevy has revealed a plan for fielding a full-strength Test side when they join Super Rugby in 2016.

Weather to spoil NZ's party?

2014-09-04 11:01

NZ are downplaying their favouritism tag for their Test against Argentina, pointing to forecast heavy rain as a leveller.

SWC 'revenge' for Argentina

2014-09-04 07:25

A brilliant performance from Angel di Maria spurred Argentina to a crushing win over world champions Germany.

World Cup replay awaits fans

2014-09-03 08:39

Argentina will have the chance to exact revenge of sorts when they travel to Dusseldorf for a friendly international with Germany.

Boateng, Hummels to miss friendly

2014-09-02 14:22

Germany defenders Jerome Boateng and Mats Hummels are both out of Argentina friendly, while midfielder Sami Khedira is doubtful.

Pumas a real threat, say Kiwis

2014-09-02 12:03

Argentina's clashes against the Springboks showed they are getting better, says New Zealand assistant coach, Ian Foster.

Messi to miss SWC rematch

2014-09-01 12:56

Argentina captain Lionel Messi will miss his side's friendly against world champions Germany on Wednesday due to a groin strain.

As it happened: Argentina v SA

2014-08-23 23:50
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See how the action unfolded in the Rugby Championship clash between Argentina and SA in Salta.

Why Pumas are tough at home

2014-08-21 14:38

Springbok hooker Tiaan Liebenberg has revealed about what makes Argentina a tough opponent on home ground.

Pumas let it slip against Boks

2014-08-17 16:49

Argentina let a golden opportunity slip to at least earn a draw against the Boks on South African soil, coach Daniel Hourcade says.

Boks hold on at wet Loftus

2014-08-16 18:49
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The Springboks have held on for a scrappy Rugby Championship win over Argentina at a wet Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria.

Boks: Win first, then bonus...

2014-08-15 19:18

Gaining a win in the right manner will be more important for the Boks than any thought of a bonus point when they face Argentina.

Pumas’ unjust Loftus pressure

2014-08-11 22:30

Yes, they might be whipped again by the Boks ... but ease off on the Argentina-bashing, implores Rob Houwing.

Sabella to quit Argentina?

2014-07-29 22:00

Alejandro Sabella, who steered Argentina to the SWC final, has decided to quit as coach, Argentine has media reported.

Messi award surprises Sepp

2014-07-15 10:07

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has admitted that he was not expecting Lionel Messi to win the Golden Ball award at the World Cup.

Maradona: Messi not the best

2014-07-14 21:00

Argentine football legend Diego Maradona has said compatriot Lionel Messi did not deserve to be named best player of the SWC.

Past Golden Ball winners

2014-07-14 14:04

Recent recipients of the SWC Player of the Tournament after Argentina's Lionel Messi picked up the 2014 Golden Ball award.

 

Dunga in hot water

2014-10-13 13:12

Dunga denied insinuating drug use in the Argentina camp after he was filmed pinching his nose and pointing at the rival bench.

Fixtures: Sevens World Series

2014-10-13 00:00

Fixtures and winners for each leg of the 2014/15 HSBC Sevens World Series which starts in Australia and ends in England.

Argentina record historic win

2014-10-05 08:03

Argentina ended three years of frustration when they edged Australia to seal their maiden victory in the Rugby Championship.

Hat-trick of titles for All Blacks

2014-09-28 07:18
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The All Blacks have defeated Argentina in La Plata to clinch a third consecutive Rugby Championship title.

Australia hold off Argentina

2014-09-13 14:06

The Wallabies held on grimly to deny Argentina their first win in the Rugby Championship, scraping home on the Gold Coast.

Mehrtens labels refs muppets

2014-09-09 14:11

Former All Black flyhalf Andrew Mehrtens has lashed out at the standard of refereeing in international rugby.

Pumas fume at disallowed try

2014-09-06 20:54

Argentina were left frustrated by a disallowed try which they believe could've changed the outcome their Test against the All Blacks.

All Blacks too good for Pumas

2014-09-06 11:26

The All Blacks have claimed a bonus-point win over Argentina in their Rugby Championship Test in Napier.

All Blacks wary of Pumas

2014-09-05 07:43

The All Blacks are wary of the rapid development of Argentine rugby heading into their Rugby Championship Test in Napier.

Pumas change 2 for All Blacks

2014-09-04 07:29

Argentina have announced two changes for their Rugby Championship Test against the All Blacks in Napier.

ABs give Barrett No 10 jersey

2014-09-03 19:38

Beauden Barrett will get his first start at flyhalf for the All Blacks after deciding not to risk Aaron Cruden against Argentina.

ABs not thinking of RWC yet

2014-09-02 20:01

The All Blacks have no secret strategy to test tactics or combinations against Argentina in their Rugby Championship match.

Preview: International friendlies

2014-09-02 12:24

World Cup finalists Germany and Argentina renew their rivalry in a pick of international friendlies happening this week.

Ozil doubtful for Argentina friendly

2014-09-01 14:17

Germany's Mesut Ozil is unlikely to play in the friendly against World Cup finalists Argentina on Wednesday.

Pumas travel without Matera

2014-08-26 21:08

Argentina will travel to Australasia for their Rugby Championship matches without injured blindside flanker Pablo Matera.

Springboks sneak past Pumas

2014-08-23 23:48
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The Springboks have claimed a narrow win over Argentina in their Rugby Championship clash in Salta.

Hernandez returns for Bok date

2014-08-21 07:11

Argentina have made two changes to the starting team for the return Rugby Championship match against South Africa in Salta.

Argentina 'gaining respect'

2014-08-17 09:03

Argentina are earning a better reputation with every outing even if they have not won a game in the Rugby Championship.

Jean: Pollard is a class act

2014-08-15 22:30

Springbok captain Jean de Villiers says South African flyhalf Handré Pollard "ticks all the boxes" of a world-class flyhalf.

Pumas name strongest XV

2014-08-14 11:36

Argentina have named a near full-strength side for their opening match of the Rugby Championship against South Africa.

Argentine football chief dies

2014-07-30 20:08

Julio Grondona, president of the AFA and FIFA vice-president, has died at the age of 82 in a Buenos Aires clinic.

Pope gets signed SWC jersey

2014-07-17 07:39

Soccer World Cup runners-up Argentina have sent their compatriot Pope Francis, a die-hard football fan, a jersey signed by the team.

Argentina's gutsy team home

2014-07-15 07:51

A crestfallen Lionel Messi kept a low profile as thousands welcomed the Argentina squad home after a SWC final defeat to Germany.

Heroes' welcome for Argentina

2014-07-14 20:00

Thousands of people greeted Lionel Messi and the rest of the Argentina team when the squad flew home to Buenos Aires.

Press hails Argentines

2014-07-14 13:55

Argentina's media summed up the national mood as crestfallen but proud Monday after the extra-time defeat to Germany.

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