Richard Ferguson

Argentina in Super Rugby loop


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Original Content, Super Rugby, Tri Nations on 19 Jan 2011 at 08:34
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Argentina will be joining the Tri Nations competition from next year, but that will only be the start for this rugby team, as they eye a move into the Super Rugby competition.

SANZAR CEO Greg Peters told superxv.com that the progress of the Argentina rugby setup is looking good, and he will not be surprised if the current Super Rugby franchises start involving Argentinians in their squads.

The entire setup in Argentina is still very amateur, with all the administrators working a couple days a month on their rugby duties and then flying back to their homes and normal businesses, this all at their own expense.

Current Argentinian champion side Tucuman will be one of the Lions’ warm up games ahead of the start of the Super Rugby tournament.



29 Comments

  • The addition of players to teams sure ok, additional teams to the already hectic comp… NO!

  • Comment 1, posted at 19.01.11 09:14:30 by Farlington Reply
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  • I have a idea! Why not begin a second super rugby tournament. Bring in the clubs from Japan, Tonga, Fiji and Argentina. You could even put the Spears in that group.

  • Comment 2, posted at 19.01.11 09:29:19 by Tommy Chilcott Reply
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  • @Tommy Chilcott (Comment 2) : who will watch that?

  • Comment 3, posted at 19.01.11 09:35:26 by Rahul Reply
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  • @Rahul (Comment 3) :mmmm not sure, You have a point.

  • Comment 4, posted at 19.01.11 09:41:14 by Tommy Chilcott Reply
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  • Unfortunately its all about the money. Noone will support a ‘B’ league financially, making the weak weaker.

  • Comment 5, posted at 19.01.11 09:52:51 by Rahul Reply
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  • I am all for getting the Argentinians involved in the Tri Nations. It will eventually get them up there with the best!

  • Comment 6, posted at 19.01.11 10:05:34 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Tommy Chilcott (Comment 2) : Never gonna work. Point a the money as already mentioned and point b is they want to expose their players to the best players in the world so they can play against them and learn from them.

  • Comment 7, posted at 19.01.11 10:30:20 by Ben Reply
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  • I am on my phone so can’t search the SW history.

    The article where we announce the Argentinian inclusion from 2012 makes mention of the Argentinian players having to be involved in Super Rugby or something along those lines as a condition of their joining the 3Ns

    I said this a few days ago, we can expect an influx of Argentinians from Europe and Argentina.

    Someone please post the extract from that article?

  • Comment 8, posted at 19.01.11 11:14:00 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 8) : I remember I asked if argentina is playing in the tn next year

  • Comment 9, posted at 19.01.11 11:16:19 by Ben Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 8) :

    http://www.sharksworld.co.za/2009/09/15/argies-to-join-3n/

  • Comment 10, posted at 19.01.11 11:23:31 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 8) :

    SANZAR (South Africa, New Zealand and Australian Rugby) stressed that conditions are attached to the invitation for the Unión Argentina de Rugby (UAR) to join the Four Nations in 2012.

    They are focused around:
    * Argentina securing the participation of their best players to play in the Four Nations. To assist with this the National Unions of Australia, New Zealand and South Africa are very keen to actively work with Argentina to place their best players across Super Rugby teams in the three countries;

  • Comment 11, posted at 19.01.11 11:26:44 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 10) : Thanks Rich.

    So one of the conditions is that their top players play 3Ns. I can’t see the Frogs and Poms releasing them for the 4Ns so on that basis we can expect an influx into SANZAR comps and don’t be surprised to see more of them in the CC.

  • Comment 12, posted at 19.01.11 11:29:03 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 12) :

    Isnt this Tri Nations/Four Nations going to be around the same time as their off season? The Poms take a break around July/August not so?

  • Comment 13, posted at 19.01.11 11:32:00 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • How long is the flight from Auckland to Beunos Aires?

  • Comment 14, posted at 19.01.11 12:14:14 by beet Reply
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  • On this note… would be nice to have Juan Hernandez in the squad. He can play 10/12. And is quite a ddecent player IMO.

  • Comment 15, posted at 19.01.11 12:16:10 by SharksRTB Reply

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  • @Richard – the Poms are always taking a break….

  • Comment 16, posted at 19.01.11 12:16:45 by Caratacus Reply

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  • @SharksRTB (Comment 15) : oh please no! Not again!

  • Comment 17, posted at 19.01.11 12:42:33 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 13) : That is THIS 3Ns though, usually the Boks have problems getting players from up north released and the Argentinians will need to ensure that they don’t have the same problem.

    I think the only way around that problem will be for them to play here.

  • Comment 18, posted at 19.01.11 12:43:37 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 18) : I put the recent improvement of the Argentinians down to some of their players playing in a league superior to their own.

    Imagine the improvement if they start playing down here in the Super Rugby competition.

  • Comment 19, posted at 19.01.11 12:46:38 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 19) : They would have to take pay cuts and I’m not sure its gonna happen.

  • Comment 20, posted at 19.01.11 12:52:09 by Ben Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 17) : You dont rate him? I think he’s decent…. Lets say we “HAVE” to have an Argi in the team, I will definately have him than any other.

  • Comment 21, posted at 19.01.11 13:23:08 by SharksRTB Reply

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  • @SharksRTB (Comment 21) :

    He is worse than Andre Pretorius when it comes to injuries..

  • Comment 22, posted at 19.01.11 13:44:09 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @SharksRTB (Comment 21) : Didn`t JMH kill the bulls for us back in 08 when we won the CC?

  • Comment 23, posted at 19.01.11 13:47:15 by Original Champion Reply
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  • @Original Champion (Comment 23) : I also think he had some good performances in a Sharks jersey. And cmon, the guy is not afraid to tackle.

  • Comment 24, posted at 19.01.11 14:09:48 by SharksRTB Reply

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  • @Original Champion (Comment 23) : I think you’re thinking of fred michalak.

  • Comment 25, posted at 19.01.11 23:14:16 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 25) : Think I had the wrong year, was 09. I remember a huge celebration at my house LOL

  • Comment 26, posted at 20.01.11 08:38:52 by Original Champion Reply
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  • Just one question..guys like hernandez n steyn..even pienaar..they didn’t play to their potential here..but for the overseas teams they giving their all..why…

  • Comment 27, posted at 20.01.11 09:13:47 by shaniboi Reply

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  • @Original Champion (Comment 26) : But in 2009 we didn’t win the currie cup. Michalak was playing when we won the currie cup

  • Comment 28, posted at 20.01.11 09:53:34 by Ben Reply
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  • @shaniboi (Comment 27) : lower standard of competition makes them look better

  • Comment 29, posted at 20.01.11 10:57:38 by robdylan Reply
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