Los Pumas returned to close a tour with a positive balance after six years


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Los Pumas returned to close a tour with a positive balance after six years

Los Pumas had to wait six years and seven months to finish with a positive balance in an international series. With the win and draw against Wales and the victory against Romania in Bucharest, Those led by Mario Ledesma recalled what was achieved in 2014 under the leadership of Daniel Hourcade, when after falling to Scotland (31-41), the Albiceleste team beat Italy (20-18) and France (21-17) as visitors .

From that tour that ended in triumph over Les Bleus, seven players were present in the 33-11 win over Wales in Cardiff: Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, Guido Petti, Tomás Lavanini, Facundo Isa, Tomás Cubelli, Nicolás Sánchez and Juan Imhoff They made headlines in the epic 2014 win in Paris and this past weekend they also added minutes at the Principality Stadium.

On the other hand, to find the last tour in which Los Pumas finished without defeats, it is necessary to go back in the calendar until 2001. There, the albiceleste team commanded by Agustín Pichot and directed by Marcelo Loffreda defeated Scotland (25-16) and Wales (30-16), in Edinburgh and Cardiff respectively.

In a particular context due to the pandemic and with a new normal due to the rapid adaptation that players must carry out after passing through their clubs in view of their insertion into the national team, Argentina smiled again on European soil and ended a tour of This continent is on the rise, improving its prospects for the most demanding competition this season: the Rugby Championship.


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