Saturday, October 9, 2010
The UAR announce that Argentina offically has more than 50,000 players
Since France 2007 the number of children playing rugby has been increasing constantly. Under 15 playing numbers has reached 13.01% up from 12.33% in 1999 and the percentage of players aged 15-19 rose from 52.22% to 53.23% meaning that Argentina is not only getting more players but they are starting to play younger.
This growth has taken place without Argentina having professional rugby or having the national team involved in a regular competition of any kind. Now that Argentina have secured a place in the expanded Tri-Nations, starting in 2012, further growth is not only possible but guaranteed. The sport is set to reach levels that were unimaginable a generation ago. The opportunity for Argentina to host Rugby World Cup 2023 has certainly been made more than possible and with the sport becoming increasingly important in the country it seems not only a good choice but highly appropriate and logical.
with thanks: www.uar.com.ar