In 2018 he made history by winning two games in the Rugby Championship and emerging from a one-win-per-year drought from 2014 to 2016, he also snapped an 11-game losing streak in the tournament. Mario Ledesma in 11 games already adds the best numbers as Los Pumas coach in the tournament with 3 wins and a draw.
The cycle of the Los Pumas coach in the Rugby Championship, which this year is called Three nations in the absence of South Africa, started in Durban with defeat in 2018 against South Africa but a week later in Mendoza he took revenge and rose with his first triumph by winning 32-19. The 2 games that cost Ledesma reach the triumph are far from the 6 what Daniel Hourcade had to wait in 2014, also in Mendoza, when on the last date they beat Australia 21-17 in the first Puma victory in the tournament’s history.
Ledesma has 11 games with Los Pumas in the traditional tournament that concentrates the powers of the Southern Hemisphere and accumulate 3 wins, 1 draw and 7 losses. Thus he surpassed Daniel Hourcade what between 2014 and 2017 he had 3 won matches and 18 losses. Santiago Phelan caught the hot iron in Argentina’s early years in the tournament and between 2012 and 2013 only achieved a draw against South Africa in 2012 in Salta and 11 defeats.
Eight years had to pass between Los Pumas’ tie with South Africa in 2012 to east with Australia in 2020. first ever win against New Zealand what makes the Argentine coach Be the first to beat the 3 teams from the Southern Hemisphere as a coach, but the most striking thing is that Los Pumas, in the absence of 2 dates for the Three Nations to end, is the first time that they dodge the defeat two dates in a row and that they will arrive at end of the tournament with the possibility to be champions.
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