TOKYO - Juan Manuel Leguizamon will make his first start of Rugby World Cup 2019 in an Argentina team that shows nine changes from the XV that started the defeat against England on Saturday.
It will be the 15th RWC appearance for the 36-year-old back-row forward in his fourth tournament, while
TOKYO, 5 Oct - Eddie Jones admitted his England team had avoided a potential "banana skin" by scoring six tries in a 39-10 win over 14-man Argentina to confirm their place in the RWC 2019 quarter-finals with their final pool match still to play.
Pumas second-row Tomas Lavanini undermined his team’s
Veteran fly-half not even on the bench, while Montoya keeps place at hooker ahead of former captain Creevy after hat-trick against Tonga.
TOKYO, 3 Oct - Argentina coach Mario Ledesma has sprung a major surprise, leaving Nicolas Sanchez out of his team for the must-win game against England on Saturday. The
HANAZONO, 28 Sep - Argentina finally ended the worst run in their history on Saturday, reviving their Rugby World Cup 2019 hopes with a 28-12 victory over Tonga in Hanazono.
After 10 defeats in a row going back more than a year the 2015 semi-finalists, having lost 23-21 against France in
OSAKA, 26 Sep - Tonga coach Toutai Kefu is backing the "vital" Telusa Veainu to provide a much-needed X factor against Argentina in Hanazono on Saturday.
The Leicester Tiger's full-back missed much of last season with a serious foot injury and was not risked for the 35-3 defeat against England in
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France Awakens to Sneak Past Argentina in Tokyo
France awoke from years of under-performing in spectacular fashion this morning. Les Bleus blitzed past Argentina in the first-half Tokyo to win the RWC opening match of Pool C. Drama in the second -half would
Match three of RWC 2019 sees a fierce rivalry set to explode in Tokyo as Argentina take-on France. The match is to open Pool C, the tournament’s Pool of Death.
Argentine Head Coach Mario Ledesma experimented during the 2019 internationals only to revert to the formation from the 20-16 loss to
Half of the Americas representation at the Rugby World Cup is contained in Pool C where both Argentina and the USA are found. Many have labeled it the ‘Pool of Death’ with both England and France also in search of a Quarter Final spot and Tonga playing the potential spoiler
In the final home match before RWC 2019 South Africa play host to Argentina on Saturday. The fixture is not a Rugby Championship match but, instead a RWC warm-up. For Los Pumas it is their final test match before facing France in Tokyo on Saturday, September 21.
South African Head Coach
Springboks travel to Salta seeking a bonus point win to secure the TRC title...the Pumas cannot win the title but need to show some form as RWC approaches.
The Pumas have been boosted by the return of former captain and hooker Agustin Creevy (pictured below), who starts their final TRC game against