Argentina RWC squad

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Argentina RWC squad

Postby Puja » Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:48 pm

I've just seen the Argentine squad and I'm utterly baffled. I get that they want to keep foreign-based players to a minimum, but ignoring Facundo Isa in favour of a 70-year-old Leguizamon is madder than a box of frogs. Same with the flat out refusal to consider Imhoff and Cordero.

England and NZ can get away with hard-line selection policies because they have a) a lot of money available to those who wear the national shirt, b) never made an exception, no matter how exceptional, and c) have a plethora of high quality domestic teams for players to play their rugby in, not just one. I cannot see how you can have a national team based around one domestic professional side.

Also, why have Argentina stopped producing a decent scrum? It used to be that the backs were a bit crap, but they'd duff you up in the forwards. Now? I can't see them getting out of the group. Hell, I think Tonga and the USA might be looking at them as their best chance at an upset.

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Re: Argentina RWC squad

Postby paddy no 11 » Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:17 pm

Hari kiri in terms of this world cup

Obviously it's being done for long term again but they seem to be singlehandedly taking on globalisation !

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Re: Argentina RWC squad

Postby Mikey Brown » Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:22 pm

Wow. That’s nonsense. That’s quite a big proportion of their real firepower in just 3 players. There’s a reason other people wanted to pay them silly money to have them.

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Re: Argentina RWC squad

Postby Puja » Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:26 pm

http://www.americasrugbynews.com/2019/0 ... argentina/

Only other notable ones than the ones I mentioned earlier are Facundo Bosch and Galarza, but that's still 5 players who most neutral observers would have in their first XXIII. Bananas.

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