The Europeans are the nice candidates to win the zone and Argentina has solely a handful of victories towards them in all of historical past. The situation is totally different from the Asians, who’ve been rising in latest occasions.
After the draw that occurred this Monday in Paris, Los Pumas already know two of the rivals they may face within the first section of the France Rugby World Cup 2023. The Argentine crew will play in group D along with England, Japan and two different groups but to be outlined, which would be the mixed Oceania 1 (Samoa O Tonga) and America 2 (Uruguay O Canada are the more than likely candidates).
Though he should wait to know for positive who would be the final two members of the realm and, as coach Mario Ledesma identified, there may be nonetheless an extended strategy to go for the competition; Argentines can now start to work considering of the 2 already confirmed adversaries, with whom they’ve very totally different backgrounds.
Whereas the file towards England reveals a transparent dominance of the British; within the head to head with Japan, with a lot fewer chapters, the Argentines rule.
With England, Los Pumas performed a complete of 24 video games, with 4 wins, 19 losses and a draw, a 19 to 19 that occurred of their first match, on Could 30, 1981 on the Ferro stadium.
The primary celestial and white celebration arrived within the fourth crossing, on August 4, 1990, throughout the framework of a tour of the British crew in Argentina. After shedding 25 to 12 within the first recreation of the sequence; The Pumas prevailed 15-13 in Velez with a superb efficiency by Hernán Vidou, who scored all of the nationwide crew factors.
The Argentines needed to wait seven years to defeat the English once more. It was on June 7, 1997 once more in Ferro, the place the locals received by 33 to 13 and signed the widest victory over that European crew.
Though if we speak about historic triumphs, that of November 11, 2006 was an important. That day, Los Pumas received by 25 to 18 and achieved the -so far- solely Argentine victory towards England on the legendary Twickenham stadium, residence of “The Rose”.
Federico Todeschini, who entered within the second half and scored 22 factors, Ledesma himself, Felipe Contepomi, Patrick Albacete and Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe have been the figures of that crew, which months later would make historical past with third place within the World Cup in France 2007.
The fourth and final Argentine celebration occurred on June 13, 2009 – greater than ten years in the past – in Salta. The Pumas received 24 to 22, with a strive of Gonzalo camacho and one other from Juan Manuel Leguizamón.
England, in the meantime, was left with some video games that, as a result of rating or their significance, are a part of the listing of historic defeats for Los Pumas.
Not possible to not bear in mind the duel on November 3, 1990 at Twickenham, by which Argentina suffered one of many worst defeats in its historical past: 51-0, the utmost win for the Europeans. The Pumas had Luis Gradín as a coach and a crew that counted Hugo Porta as a determine, however that additionally wager on renewal, with many youth similar to Arbizu, Sporleder, Méndez and Camardón.
On that black night time for Argentines, a younger man Federico Mendez, simply 18 years outdated, could not deal with the frustration and knocked out English Paul Ackford, who in these years when rugby was nonetheless newbie, labored as a policeman.
The British crew was additionally left with the three duels they performed within the World Cup. The primary, on Could 27, 1995 in Durban. That match, akin to group B, ended 24-18 in favor of the English.
The second triumph of “The Rose” It was in New Zealand 2011. On September 10 in Dunedin, for the primary date of group B, Los Pumas fell by 13 to 9.
Lastly, final 12 months, on the Japan occasion, the English prevailed by 39 to 10 within the third presentation in group C.
The statistics present that Gonzalo Straight He was the Argentine participant who confronted the English probably the most occasions, with eight video games; whereas Gonzalo Quesada, present coach of French stadium, is the highest scorer towards England, with 59 objectives.