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Mario Ledesma Discusses What He Believes Has Been Vital To Argentina’s Improvement

BATH, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 26: Mario Ledesma, Scrum Coach of Australia speaks to the media following the Australia Captain's Run ahead of the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool A match against Uruguay at the MacDonald Bath Spa Hotel on September 26, 2015 in Bath, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Argentina were the ninth ranked team in World Rugby before Mario Ledesma’s final tournament as an Argentine rugby player. Argentina were riding high after making the semi-finals of the 2007 Rugby World Cup and there was optimism that the Jaguars could achieve similar success at the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand. Despite losing their opening game against 2007 finalists …

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Canada Plan Is The Blueprint For Rugby’s Tier 2 Nations

Ireland v Canada - Group D: Rugby World Cup 2015

A Canadian rugby league side is to join the third tier of UK rugby league’s domestic competition – a left-field idea so simple that it might just actually work. If it’s successful then it might just be the future for union’s tier 2 nations as well. RFL Chief Executive Nigel Wood heralded the move and boldly proclaimed (via Sky Sports): …

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Argentina: The Southern Hemisphere’s Next Rugby Superpower

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 30: (L-R) Nicolas Sanchez, Juan Figallo, Ramiro Herrera, Tomas Lavanini and Javier Ortega Desio of Argentina sing the anthem prior to the 2015 Rugby World Cup Bronze Final match between South Africa and Argentina at the Olympic Stadium on October 30, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Throughout the amateur era, Argentina struggled to get recognition from the rest of the global rugby community, despite famous victories against Scotland, Wales, France, England, Australia and a draw with the All Blacks. Now with Argentina’s entry into both the expanded Tri Nations – the Rugby Championship – and a newly-created Super Rugby franchise in the form of the Jaguares, …

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Video: World Rugby Announce Coach & Team Of The Year Nominees

World Rugby have just released their Coach of the Year and Team of the Year nominees.  Four countries have been selected for the Team of the Year accolade – Japan, Argentina, New Zealand and Australia. The Coach of the Year will also be chosen from one of these four countries, with Steve Hansen (New Zealand), Michael Cheika (Australia), Daniel Hourcade (Argentina) and Eddie …

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Rugby: Who’s Hot & Who’s Not?

New Zealand blasted their critics with a 51-20 destruction of Australia, while the South African scrum was pitiful to say the least. Here’s Matt Cassidy with this week’s ‘Who’s Hot and Who’s Not?’. Who’s Hot? New Zealand 51 points accumulated, six tries scored and the Bledisloe cup secured for another year, it was All Black magic in Auckland at the …

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Five Argentina Players To Watch Against Ireland

With the Irish rugby team facing into a two-test series against Argentina John Elliott takes a look at fistful of Pumas who may just make a serious impact against the tourists. Argentinian head coach Daniel Hourcade has omitted many of the biggest and most renowned names from his squad in what quite possibly is an attempt to save them for …

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