World Rugby announced how the stage will be for the draw of the Rugby World Cup 2023, which will take place in France. It will be held on December 14 at the Palais Brongniart, located in Paris, and the World Rugby ranking as of January 1, 2020 will be taken into account to determine the bands.
In this way, regardless of what happens with the test matches that will take place between October and December in general, and in the Rugby Championship in particular, The Pumas will not have the possibility of exceeding the tenth position of the ranking and that it is taken into account for the draw for the next World Cup event, which is why they will be part of the third band and could be in a group with strong international selections.
As one of the 12 selected already qualified for France, the Argentine will be in the same ballot box as Scotland, Italy and Fiji. For its part, the first will be made up of South Africa, England, New Zealand and Wales, while the second will be made up of Japan, the host France, Australia and Ireland.
Thus, among the different possible combinations, those led by Mario Ledesma, who during the last hours announced the list of players who will travel to Aussies land for a new edition of the Rugby Championship, they could share a group with, for example , New Zealand and Australia.
It should be noted that, as announced by World Rugby, band 4 will be made up of Oceania 1, Europe 1, Americas 1, Asia / Pacific 1, while band 5, by Africa 1, Europe 2, Americas 2, Final Qualifying Winner.