Argentina is the only Rugby World Cup semi finalist to have never hosted a Rugby World Cup.
By 2023 Europe will have hosted four Rugby World Cup´s, Oceania three, Africa one, Asia one and the Americas zero.
You have my support Paul. Your site is great and it would be awesome to have the RWC in Argentina. Marcus
Its a great idea to bring the RWC to Argentina... after all if Japan can host the tournament then why cant Argentina being a strong rugby playing nation. This will also help in increasing the games popularity in South America.Paolo
It should happen. Luke.
nice site. Good luck for 2023, personally i think you guys would host a great tournament which would be amazing for promoting rugby in south america.
NZ, Sth Africa, Aust, Eng etc - not again. It's getting a bit boring if one of those get the 2023 RWC. Has to be Argentina - a mighty Football nation i.e. soccer - why not Rugby too?
you're not alone... look who's with you! http://www.canchallena.com/1409635-con-la-confirmacion-del-cuatro-naciones-pichot-ahora-va-por-un-mundialcome on argentina for 2023!
Why not use the somewhat smaller but modern stadiums in San Luis and Catamarca?Keep up the good work. I think (and hope) the battle of organizing the 2023 RWC will be between Argentina and Italy. The IRB is realizing they have to spread the gospel of rugby by giving other counties a chance at hosting.
They could both feature for sure. Both cities are sizeable and have adequate stadiums considering how New Zealand hosted Rugby World Cup 2011. They are not the largest cities though which would go against them. I am wondering about Catamarca though as a host city for a test match, maybe Argentina v Georgia in 2013.
I'm also a big fan of the Pumas so it was a nice surprise to come across this site...It's encouraging to see somebody calling for the World Cup to be held away from the traditional powerhouses of Rugby Union. Argentina has a rich Rugby tradition and it would be lovely to see the game's biggest tournament being held there. It would also help to gain Rugby Union more popularity in neighbouring South American countries.Keep up the good work!
habría que hacer algo para que tenga mayor repercusión para traer la copa del mundo acá.con esfuerzo y dedicación y con todos aportando un granito de arena seria más que posible
Fantastic blog Paul, if Agustin Pichot and the UAR with the support of the IRB success to insert The Pumas in the Murdoch 3 Nations.. seems nothing is impossible ... XD despite the URBA making noise at home, NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE HeheHope Pumas have a good years in Rugby Championship, to get a full member status in Sanzar and then, the RWC will be a logic step for Argentina and South America, taking in mind the economic growth of the region(average %6-%8 per year)So THANKS FOR THE PROMOTION OF THE RUGBY, Keep the good work!
A good site, well done. I've posted an article looking at the 2023 hosting issue:http://www.bcrugbynews.com/show_news.cfm?ID=678I've used a couple of quotes from your site.Mark
Hi, As a New Zealander who had to endure years of European rugby fans stating that NZ did not have the infrastructure to host a World Cup in 2011, whilst those same unions kept sharing games in pool and quarter final stages with neighbouring coutries, you certainly have my support with your campaign.
Rugby World Cup Argentina 2023http://posavasosderugby.blogspot.com/2011/11/rugby-world-cup-argentina-2023.html
Great site. I hope Argentina won't have to wait too long to host the RWC. Think it might go to Europe again in 2023 (hopefully Italy) but then it should be Argentina's turn in 2027.
¡Hola, gente! Ojalá logren el Mundial de Rugby, se lo merecen. Traten de darle alguna sede a Uruguay, sea en Montevideo o en Punta del Este. ¡Mucha suerte!
What about Pablo Socino as a potential Puma? He has been picked as centre for the UK's Championship Dream Team - he's a class act.
Hello everyone!I support this amazing job for Argentina 2023, everyone in America is dreaming with this big moment!!!But in other matters, I want to share with you a bulletin about how Tier 1 Nations (basically European Nations) deal with the imminent development of Rugby in some other Nations and with the possibility to lose their "prestige".At some point I have the feeling that "Home Nations" are so stuck to tradition than to sport competition… and that’s a shame!!!http://www.sportsrind.com/?p=400
great site. awesome idea. 100% support from CPT, South Africa.Pablo
Che, querido. Linda pagina. La sigo hace rato y me encanta tu aporte. Puedo hacer una sugerencia? Por que no haces un articulo hablando del plan de la CBRu de Brasil de disputar el derecho de recibir el Mundial en 2023/2027 que lo tornaron publico hoy en Brasil? Saludos desde Tucumán!
Prezado Daniel,Segue o link:http://rugbyworldcup-argentina2023.blogspot.com.br/2011/10/brazil-to-bid-for-rugby-world-cup-2023.html Grande Abraço
Big fan of the site. Nice to have a place where we can check out Argentine Rugby. Keep up the good work!
Hola Paul,tengo una iniciativa con respecto al mundial 2023, podrias darme una dirección de mail para esribirte?saludos desde Argentina!Ramiro
Muchas gracias RamiroVoy a contactarte por facebookSaludos!
HI paul, I7m in a rush,but Los pumitas defeated Uruguay the other day. was that Uruguay's senior oir junior squad?
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It was the Under 20 side
thanks for the info Paul and keep up the good work. I think quite a few people follow your work even expats out here in Japan. Back to the match. I'm surprised Los pumitas didn't run up a ton!
There's a young Argentinian fly half/full back called Patricio Fernandez who has been a revelation for Argentina's U20 these last few months. Scored a total of 54 points in 2 games when defeating Junior World Championship holders South Africa. Moreover, he has played excellently in the 2013 JWC, scoring tries, kicking penalties at a successful rate. The 18 year old will be playing tomorrow in the group decider against Wales along with Santiago Cordero. Suggest you watch the fly half and put him on the emerging players list on the left hand side of the website.
Hi Paul, from the black in Japan.As said before, always love your blog and the info it yields. Here something that you may or may not know. The young ARG #8 Facundo Isa that I've bleated on about, has joined Toulon. Worth a feature, don't you think?
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/sport/rugby-union/rebels-force-granted-foreign-recruit-concession/story-e6frg7o6-1226659621028Maybe the possibility of SANZAR as well as the Rebels and Force trying to buy some Argentinians?
Hi Paul. The blackman in Japan is back. Two things to ask you. I reda on a dodgy rugby forum site (prob planet rugby) that major plans are a foot to have pro rugby in ARG come 2015. You know anything about this? Also if my Spanish has held up, the the tall guy Lavanini has signed for the Chiefs. Now that's definately worth a feature.Him and Isa (Toulon) have been bigged up, too by their fans.
http://www.sport24.co.za/Rugby/RugbyChampionship/Agustin-Pichot-Pumas-need-S15-team-20130822Pichot is correct but if SANZAR admit a Argentinian team in the 2016 Super Rugby (which we will know at the end of this year) then it brings up several interesting questions.1)What will the team be called?2)What city/stadium will they play in: the capital in Buenos Aires or the rugby mad city of Tucuman?3)How many overseas players will they allow to bring in so to bring a bit of experience to this new team?4)Importantly will the team adhere to help bring in young talent in the national U20's side so to help the national team and stop young Argentinian players be snapped up by rich French sides of the Top 14?I do feel if an Argentinian team is admitted then many fans will come to see them as their fans are quite passionate: as passionate as fans of Argentinian soccer teams.
Hi Paul. Of course you already know about the citings. Cannot coment on Matera, as saw nothing untowards.But there clearly is case for Senatore. I hope he does mention the nasty choke hold applied on him by Eben, a player who is fast becoming an unsavory sort...but with bags of talents. Maybe you should do a write up on this!
http://www.sarugbymag.co.za/blog/details/argentinas-super-solutionThought this might interest you. Though I wonder what the team will be called and where they will be based?
Hi paul Once again always appriciate your work. I see the jaguars have started their prep for the Americas champs with a narrow win over Buenos Aires select. On second glance though, i think the BA squad looked more like the jaguars with the quality they had! Which members of from both teams do you think will be pumas more sooner than later?Always thought that Alemanno looked good and Ahaluil( sorry bout the spelling) deserved a chance!
There were certainly numerous instances of BsAs having better players in positions than the Jaguars. In many ways it was like an All Blacks trial match of the Possibles v Probables variety from years gone by. Aside from those mentioned the Jaguares players with a possible future are Bruno Postiglioni, Rodrigo Báez, Sebastián Poet, Javier Rojas, Jerónimo De la Fuente, Tomás Carrió, Antonio Ahualli de Chazal, Tomás De la Vega, Joaquín Paz and Axel Müller.BsAs, on the other hand, had the likes of Mauricio Guidone, Martin Garcia Veiga, Javier Ortega Des, Valentín Cruz and Santiago Cordero. Garcia Veiga and Cordero certainly have test careers ahead of them.When video highlights are posted I will post a match review.
Just seen the game here in Japan. You must have gone to bed. Soweto seems like a distant memory. I have a feeling that the pumas had a bug going around at the time!
Oh PS Paul.Where are those video highlights of the game between BA and los jaguars. Only kidding .LOL
No video highlights anywhere unfortunately.
I've just seen both games back to back Paul and I must say the 6 nations might not be the cream but they'll be talking about how much rugby they play compared to today. what? Refs? Not just just down to them although Owens clearly had issues. More of an issue though was the decision making with the Pumas. Lobbe talking to Leguizamon and Figallo about goal or corner. Sanchez cutting back inside with a three man over lap. They could have knocked over 5 penalties in the second half if they carried on with their forward play. Do they want to keep up their perfect record of a try a game this season, at the expense of winning! Ever since I saw them beat Ireland and the ref in Lens 1999 I've made them my second team and to be honest even with Mr Owens in charge they deserved second today. After today's games I think any of these four sides can beat one another leading up to 2015. You heard it from me first!
Is wondering if Argentina do get a Super Rugby team in your view what will they be called and where will they be based. Think they will be named after one of Argentina's soccer teams as they will likely have to play in one of their football stadiums: whether it be at Velez Sarsfield or River Plate's El Monumental Stadium. Maybe you can do a poll on it?
Good idea. Should there be two sides i would think it would be wise to have the team from the interior known as Los Pampas and the one from Buenos Aires to be the Los Aguilas (Eagles).
hi paul. just a quickyalready the fall out from phelan quiting is appearing, with albecete the 1st to fire shots.what do you know from behind the scenes
Paul; Lavanini to racing metro ?
thx paul.btw. 2nd and bkrow monsters seem to be the in thing right now, as a reversal from all those wingers 2 a couple of season back. watch out for santiago portillo, jeronimo mazoni, ignacio calas and an astonishing 17yr old 2m 120 +kg named ignacio larrague.
arg are in a mess. is there anyway i can complain to the uar?
You can contact the UAR here: http://www.uar.com.ar/contacto/
Thanks paul I just contacted them. I know that it has been said that it couldn't work, but don't you think that a proleague is the way forward at least for all those good yougster they have been producing?
2 Super Rugby teams mandatory. Aguilas and Pampas. i.e. http://rugbyworldcup-argentina2023.blogspot.com.br/2013/11/should-argentina-follow-australian.html
As you reported in a previous story by ignacio corleta, I actually think Argentina would prosper with league, one that would feed those 2 SR fanchises!