Friday, January 9, 2015

Retro Friday: Argentina wins Pool D of Rugby World Cup 2007

Créditos: Martin Seras Lima / UAR
In 2007 Ireland had defeated England by a record margin at Dublin's Croke Park in what had been an impressive Six Nations campaign by the Irish. The press had labeled Brian O'Driscoll's team as being the greatest Irish team of all time and were predicting France and Ireland to advance from Pool D to the Quarter Finals. Argentina had other ideas and the team was playing for much more than simply to reach the final eight. The Agustín Pichot side was looking for recognition and knew it needed to go far in the tournament to acquire the lacking recognition from the foundation unions whom played annual competition without Argentina despite Los Pumas having defeated all European opposition in the years between Rugby World Cups 2003 and 2007. Pool D, for Argentina, was thus about more than 100 years of Pumas rugby and making the world take notice.   

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