The Pumas and Ireland: the story of a rivalry that increased over time


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The Pumas and Ireland: the story of a rivalry that increased over time

The history leave your mark and enter The Pumas and Ireland, They will face each other next Sunday from 11 a.m., the rivalry was on the rise with each game. The history between the two selected is rich, with decisive matches that left smiles and disappointments for both. They will be measured for the 24th time, it will be the 11th time they will see the faces in green lands which has as its last antecedent the match of 2018 with a win for the Europeans by 28-17.

They faced 24 times with 8 Argentine triumphs, 1 draw and 13 triumphs for those of the clover. What visitor, Los Pumas could never win on the island where they accumulate10 losses. However, of the Argentine triumphs 3 were for world championships: in 1999, 2007 and 2015, all in decisive and eliminatory matches.

On 2015, in Cardiff, the team that Daniel Hourcade was coaching at the time won by 43 to 20 for the quarterfinals; in 2007 they were measured by Zone D in the group stage and Argentina left Ireland out in the Parc des Princes when beat him 30 to 15. The most memorable remember the year 1999 in Lens, for the repechage of the Quarterfinals, where Los Pumas lasted 8 minutes against the ingoal, they won by 28 to 24 and they reached the quarterfinals of a World Cup for the first time.

Maybe the defeat that hurt the most came in 2003. In Adelaide, during the World Cup in Australia, the Irish beat Los Pumas by a adjusted 16-15 and they left the team eliminated in the group stage. The irish have also tipped the scales in their favor in recent years, as they won in 7 of the last 8 games.


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