Argentine Rugby

November Internationals 2017: Italy vs. Argentina, 5 things we learned

Argentina picked up their first win this autumn as they finished the stronger of the two sides and beat Italy 31-15. Here is what we learned from the …

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Boks stay 5th in rankings after France win

2017-11-20 15:28<p>Springboks (Gallo Images)<p>Cape Town - Despite their win over France in Paris, the <b>Springboks</b> remain fifth in the official World Rugby …

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Brazil win in Europe for first time

While Scotland, Fiji and Georgia narrowly came up short of pulling off famous results on Saturday, leaving the top end of the rankings largely …

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Who will host the 2027 Rugby Union World Cup?

We could talk at length about how World Rugby has (once again) failed its sport, this time by putting the 2023 World Cup in France. This is nothing …

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Liga MX Talking Point: Marquez allegations, Lobos among biggest surprises

<i>As we approach the final weekend of Liga MX's Apertura 2017, we asked correspondents Tom Marshall, Nayib Moran and Eric Gomez to reflect on the</i> …


Ford confident in England improvement

<b>England fly half George Ford says the side will be better for playing their first Old Mutual Wealth Series game ahead of the match against Australia</b> …

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The 8 things you might have missed this weekend

A Conservative MP seen as a rising star has warned of "anarchy" engulfing the party, the husband of a British mother jailed in Iran has spoken out about Boris Johnson, and the Church of England has issued its first guidance for teachers on transgender issues.<p>Meanwhile, Louis Hamilton pulled off a …

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Vunipola using pressure as motivation for Australia

<b>Mako Vunipola says England must now put pressure on themselves in the build-up to their second Old Mutual Wealth Test, against Australia, at</b> …

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Mako Vunipola warns England 'play like that against Australia and we'll be taken apart'

Mako Vunipola has warned that England will be at risk of being torn apart by Australia at Twickenham on Saturday unless Eddie Jones’ side significantly improve their performance following an underwhelming victory over Argentina.<p>The warning came as Michael Cheika, the Wallabies head coach, claimed …

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England vs Argentina - Report - Friendly 2017 - 11 Nov, 2017

5:09 PM GMT<p>• Joined ESPN in 2011<br>• Grew up in Bath but has New Zealand roots<br>• Covered England's tour of New Zealand in 2014 and Australia in 2016<br>• Was …

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England 21 Argentina 8: Eddie Jones in despair as lacklustre hosts fail to pummel Pumas

We might have expected a few lingering fireworks so soon after Guy Fawkes’ day but instead it was a bonfire of English vanities that blew up in Twickenham faces.<p>England have been so bullish, so public about their desire to reach new standards and take their game to a different level in their quest …

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Hartley wants to see England evole

<b>Captain Dylan Hartley has called on England to continue to evolve ahead of the Old Mutual Wealth Series in November.</b><p>Hartley led England to a 2-0 Test …

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Joe Marler on Marland Yarde's Harlequins exit: 'I hadn’t spoken to the bloke in 18 months'

Harlequins and England prop Joe Marler has revealed that he last spoke to former team-mate Marland Yarde 18 months ago, following the winger's acrimonious exit from the Aviva Premiership club.<p>Yarde left Harlequins two weeks ago to join Premiership rivals Sale Sharks in an unusual mid-season …

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The case of Argentina's decline - Los Pumas have lost their identity in quest to fit in

England head coach Eddie Jones recently provided an excellent summation of how Argentina have lost 17 of their 22 Tests since reaching the World Cup semi-finals in 2015.<p>Jones was not directly referencing the Pumas but his observation cuts to the heart of the identity crisis within Argentina …


2017 Test preview: England vs Argentina

England will go into their game against Argentina at Twickenham on Saturday as heavy favourites, writes <b>MARIETTE ADAMS</b>.<p>Eddie Jones’ men have …

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Lobbe promises Pumas' all-court bombardment

12:00 PM GMT<p>• Joined ESPN in 2011<br>• Grew up in Bath but has New Zealand roots<br>• Covered England's tour of New Zealand in 2014 and Australia in 2016<br>• …

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Pumas restore Hernandez at 10

1:42 PM GMT<p>Juan Martin Hernandez starts at 10 for Argentina in their first autumn international against England at Twickenham Saturday.<p>Hernandez …

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When England's rugby team went behind bars in Argentina

England's Chris Robshaw talks about the experience of going behind bars to visit a rugby team at a maximum security prison near Buenos Aires during their summer tour of Argentina. England face Argentina in their first autumn international on Saturday.<p>Follow the autumn internationals across the BBC.

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England head coach Eddie Jones to pit Lions against Pumas at Twickenham

Anthony Watson is expected to be named in England’s starting XV to face Argentina at Twickenham on Saturday after Eddie Jones, the head coach, on Tuesday night retained 10 of his British and Irish Lions players in a 26-man squad.<p>Watson, who emerged as one of the stars of the Lions tour which ended …

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It's quiz time: England v Argentina

• Charlie Hodgson previews England v Argentina<br>• The Vault: a look back at the first Test between England and Argentina<p>England face Argentina in the first …


The Vault: The first Test - Argentina v England

• Written, by Joe Hall<br>• The first capped Test, a thrilling encounter, took place in 1981<br>• Jones names 33-man squad ahead of opening Test on Saturday<p><b>It was</b> …

Rugby Union | Wallabies world's 3rd best? You must be joking!

A New Zealand scribe has questioned the legitimacy of the official World Rugby rankings.

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The Rugby Championship Aftermath: State of the nations

Now that the Rugby Championship is over and the dust has settled, it is worth taking a look at the participants and discussing how they fared in the …

Rugby Union | Jake White calls for global rugby calendar

Jake White feels Argentina’s participation in the Rugby Championship has proven problematic for their progress in world rugby.

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Wallabies beat Argentina in Rugby Championship – as it happened

Australia beat Argentina 20-37 in Mendoza Win sees Wallabies finish in second place

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Argentina vs Australia - Commentary - Rugby Championship 2017 - 8 Oct, 2017

81'<p>And it's all over! The Wallabies have finished the Rugby Championship with a win and claim second place on the table. While the Aussies looked …

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Mark Reason: Sorry, but the All Blacks are now a dirty side

Has discipline has slipped a little under All Blacks captain Kieran Read?<p><b>OPINION:</b> Steve Hansen said after the All Blacks beat Ireland in Dublin last …

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The All Blacks are a dirty team that celebrate borderline violence – and they’re getting away with it

Steve Hansen said after the All Blacks beat Ireland in Dublin last November: "Do you want me to tell you we're a dirty side or something?"<p>It seems to …

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Pointless Pumas need win to avoid unwanted Rugby Championship record

Argentina could become the first side to finish the Rugby Championship without a single log point should they fail to beat Australia on Saturday.

Rugby Union | Argentina make four changes

Argentina coach Daniel Hourcade has made four changes to his match day 23 for the clash with Australia in Buenos Aires on Saturday.

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