RWC tournaments

Nine(all)

Best result

Bronze(2007)

Captain

Julian Montoya

Coach

Mario Ladesma

Most tries

Juan Imhoff(7)

Most points

Gonzalo Quesada(135)

There is little doubt that Argentina would have been disappointed with their results at RWC 2019. They failed to get out of the pool stage for the first time since 2003. Bouncing back with a strong showing in 2020 in The Rugby Championship, the Argentine team is on the right trajectory as they seek to build consistency in their performances. They’re a side that traditionally plays with vigour, flair, and determination, making them one of the more entertaining teams to watch.

Key Player: Pablo Matera

Matera lifts Argentina. Argentina have had incredible spiritual leaders previously in Felipe Contepomi and Agustín Creevy, and Matera is no different. His passion and effort was one of the key differences that took Argentina to their historic first test match win against New Zealand in 2020. Look for him to lead from the front.

X-factor: Thomas Gallo

This stocky Argentine prop is only early in his career, but there’s a lot to like about him. His strength and determination were on display when he scored two tries off the bench in his debut against Australia in The Rugby Championship, but for those who have seen his Under-20s highlights, they would not be surprised.

Why they can win

On their day, the Argentine side are a potent force. With continuity in their side in the approach to France 2023, they will believe they can be there in the final.

Argentina's RWC 2023 Pool Matches

Argentina's RWC 2023 Pool Matches

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