Argentina Rugby World Cup Fixtures 2023: Preview, History, TV Channel
Anticipation is building among Argentine Rugby supporters for the 2023 Rugby World Cup, set to be hosted by France. This promises to be a thrilling competition, with teams from across the globe vying for the coveted Webb Ellis Cup. In this article, we will delve into the Argentina Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Pool & Preview, TV Channel, Live stream guide and more.
Argentina Rugby World Cup Fixtures 2023
The 2023 Rugby World Cup pool draw has placed Argentina in Pool D. Each team will play four matches in the pool stages, with the top two teams advancing to the quarterfinals. Here are the 2023 Rugby World Cup timings and dates for Argentina:
|Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023||England v Argentina||4 pm||Stade Vélodrome||–|
|Friday, Sept. 22, 2023||Argentina v Samoa||12:45 pm||Stade Geoffroy Guichard||–|
|Saturday, Sept. 30, 2023||Argentina v Chile||10 am||Stade de la Beaujoire||–|
|Sunday, Oct. 8, 2023||Japan v Argentina||8 pm||Stade de la Beaujoire||–|
Argentina RWC warm-up matches 2023 Schedule
Here is the schedule for the Argentina Rugby World Cup warm-up matches in 2023:
|29 July 2023||Namibia vs Argentina XV||15:00 UYT (UTC-03)||Estadio Charrúa, Montevideo, Uruguay|
|5 August 2023||Argentina vs South Africa||19:10 AST (UTC–3)||José Amalfitani Stadium, Buenos Aires|
|5 August 2023||Chile vs Argentina XV||17:00 CLT (UTC-04)||To Be Announced (TBA)|
|19 August 2023||Uruguay vs Argentina XV||17:00 UYT (UTC-03)||Estadio Charrúa, Montevideo, Uruguay|
|26 August 2023||Chile vs Argentina XV||17:00 CLT (UTC-04)||TBA, Santiago|
|26 August 2023||Spain vs Argentina||26 August 2023, 20:45 CEST (UTC+02)||Metropolitano Stadium, Madrid|
Which channel will broadcast RWC 2023 in Argentina?
Television Publica (TPA) may broadcast the Rugby World Cup 2023 in Argentina. ESPN Latin America will telecast RWC 2023 in the Latin America Region. We will provide an update here following the official announcement.
How to Live Stream RWC 2023 Games in Argentina?
You can watch the games live on ESPN Play if you can’t catch them on TV. ESPN subscribers can download and use the app for free on their devices. To access the live broadcasts, you’ll need a valid ESPN login.
Rugby World Cup 2023 Argentina Pool & Preview
Pool D is made up of England, Japan, the USA, Tonga, and Argentina. The team aims to secure a top-two position in the pool and advance to the knockout stage.
Argentina will face England in their opening pool stage match. The Pumas will face a stern challenge against one of the tournament favourites. However, Argentina has a history of delivering surprises in major competitions, so they’ll be eager to make a strong start at the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
Tonga and the United States complete the pool. Despite not being as formidable as England or Japan, they should not be underestimated. Victories against these teams could significantly boost Argentina’s point differential.
Argentina also needs to tread carefully when facing Japan. The Brave Blossoms’ upset victory over South Africa in the 2015 Rugby World Cup remains one of the biggest shocks in the tournament’s history. Argentina will need to bring their A-game to overcome Japan.
Argentina RWC 2023 Prediction
Argentina is expected to compete vigorously to reach the Rugby World Cup quarterfinals in 2023. The team is robust, consistently delivering strong performances in major tournaments. If they emerge from the pool stages, they could spring a surprise.
Did Argentina Host the Rugby World Cup?
To date, Argentina has not yet hosted a Rugby World Cup.
Also Check: Rugby World Cup England Fixtures 2023
Argentina Rugby World Cup History
The Argentina national rugby team, known as Los Pumas, has a strong history in the Rugby World Cup, consistently performing well and making it to the knockout stages. Below is a summary of Argentina’s performance in the Rugby World Cup up until 2021:
1987: In the inaugural Rugby World Cup held in New Zealand and Australia, Argentina did not advance past the group stages.
1991: The team improved their performance, but again, they did not progress past the group stages in the tournament held in England.
1995: Argentina once more fell in the group stages in the tournament held in South Africa.
1999: The Rugby World Cup in Wales saw Argentina reach the quarterfinals for the first time, where France defeated them.
2003: Argentina did not advance past the group stages in the tournament held in Australia.
2007: This was Argentina’s most successful tournament to date. Held in France, Los Pumas advanced to the semifinals, eventually finishing third after defeating France in the bronze final.
2011: Argentina reached the quarterfinals in New Zealand but were defeated by the eventual winners, New Zealand.
2015: Argentina again reached the semifinals in the tournament held in England, finishing fourth after losing to South Africa in the bronze final.
2019: Argentina could not advance past the group stages in the tournament held in Japan.
Argentina will likely pull out all the stops in the 2023 Rugby World Cup. Fans in Argentina can catch the games live on ESPN or stream them live on ESPN Play.