The ten most important triumphs in the history of Los Pumas

The ten most important triumphs in the history of Los Pumas

The Pumas had a dream debut in the Three Nations 2020 beating with authority New Zealand, a triumph that will remain in the memory of the entire rugby world. That’s why since Scrum We invite you to remember the golden pages of the oval sport.

– October 27, 1979 – First win against Australia

It was a 24-13 victory for Los Pumas, with two tries by Madero and an inspired Hugo Porta who excelled with a conversion, a penalty and three drops. The game was played in Ferro Carril Oeste, before a large crowd.

– August 4, 1990 – First win against England

The Pumas beat the team from La Rosa 15-3 on the Velez Sarsfield court. An achievement, which would only be repeated three times throughout history until today. That day, Vidou scored five penalties.

– October 20, 1999 – Win against Ireland to qualify for the first time in the quarterfinals of a World Cup

At Lens, they beat Clover 28-24 in a game full of emotions. Gonzalo Quesada’s punch, Diego Albanese’s try and Puma’s fierce defense were some of the main arguments for Argentina’s victory on that great night.



The back scored five fundamental points for the victory, while Quesada was key with the conversion.

– November 11, 2006 – Victory over England at Twickenham

The Pumas were felt in the Rugby Cathedral. As I anticipate what the 2007 World Cup was going to be, they beat England 25-18 at home. A penalty from Felipe Contepomi and five penalties and a try from Federico Todeschini sealed the story.

– September 7, 2007 – Overtaken France in RWC Opening Match

Stade de France packed, France inaugurated its World Cup and Los Pumas burst into the gala party winning 17 to 12. Felipe Contepomi contributed three penalties, while Ignacio Corleto supported a try that was never erased from the retina of the Argentine fans.

– October 19, 2007 – Third place in the World Cup in France

The Argentine team won again against France, this time with greater authority by 34 to 10. With tries by Felipe Contepomi (in duplicate), Federico Martín Aramburu and Ignacio Corleto. Triumph, bronze medal and pure history for Los Pumas.



The Argentine fullback supported the Gauls in the match for third place and had already done so in the opening match.

– August 8, 2015 – Overtaken South Africa on the road

On the last date of that Rugby Championship and in Durban, those led by Daniel Hourcade celebrated 37 to 25 against the Springboks. Juan Imhoff (three tries), Marcelo Bosch (one try, one penalty and one drop) and Juan Martín Hernández (four conversions and one penalty) signed the win.

– October 18, 2015 – Defeated Ireland in the quarterfinals of the World Cup in England

With great authority, Los Pumas beat Ireland 43-20 to get back into the World Cup finals. Tries by Matías Moroni, Juan Imhoff (in duplicate, the second, the remembered little dove) and Joaquín Tuculet. In addition, there were four conversions plus five penalties from the feet of Nicolás Sánchez to decree the win.

– September 15, 2018 – Victoria to Australia away

The Pumas prevailed 23-19 at the Gold Coast and snapped a 35-year winless streak against Australia. Nicolás Sánchez (one try, two conversions and a penalty), Bautista Delguy (one try) and Emiliano Boffelli (two penalties) contributed to the victory. Also, in the last one, Tomás Lavanini stopped Israel Folau in his tracks with a tremendous tackle to secure the victory.



In Gold Coast, history changed and the Argentine national team beat the Wallabies 23-19 for the Rugby Championship.

– November 14, 2020 – First win against New Zealand

On the first match of the Three Nations and with everything against it, Los Pumas defeated the All Blacks 25-15. An achievement that was made to wait and cut the drought of 29 games without beating the powerful men in black. Nicolás Sánchez was the author of all the Argentine points and became the Puma that scored the most goals for New Zealand, beating Hugo Porta.



In his debut in the Three Nations 2020, the Argentine national team defeated the All Blacks 25-15, generating everyone’s madness.

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