Argentina national under-20 rugby union team

The Argentina national under-20 rugby union team, officially nicknamed Pumitas, represents Argentina at a national level. The team plays in the World Rugby U20 Championship. It also competes at the South American Junior Championship as of 1972 and the U20 Rugby Championship since 2024.

UnionArgentine Rugby Union
Coach(es)Argentina José Pellicena
Team kit
Change kit
First international
Argentina Argentina 17–9 Ireland Ireland
(6 June 2008)
Largest win
Argentina Argentina 44–13 Scotland Scotland
(5 June 2013)
Largest defeat
New Zealand New Zealand 60–0 Argentina Argentina
(14 June 2008)
World Cup
Appearances9 (First in 2008)
Best result3rd, 2016
Official website

Squad edit

Squad to the 2015 IRB Junior World Championship [1]




Award winners edit

The following Argentina U20s players have been recognised at the World Rugby Awards since 2008:[2]

World Rugby Junior Player of the Year
Year Nominees Winners
2010 Ignacio Rodriguez Muedra
2019 Juan Pablo Castro Juan Pablo Castro

Management edit

  • Nicolas Fernandez Lobbe - Head Coach
  • Galo Alvarez Quinones - Team Manager
  • Ricardo Carvajal - Physiotherapist
  • Carlos Cirillo - Team Doctor
  • Fernando Mendonca - Trainer
  • Cristian Del Castillo - Video Analyst
  • Guillermo Castex - Logistics Manager
  • Juan Pablo Bello - Team President

Tournament Record edit

Year Host Rank
2008   Wales 8th
2009   Japan 11th
2010   Argentina 6th
2011   Italy 9th
2012   South Africa 4th
2013   France 6th
2014   New Zealand 9th
2015   Italy 9th
2016   England 3rd

References edit

  1. ^ "Argentina U20 - Rugby - Scoresway - Results, fixtures, tables and statistics". Archived from the original on 21 June 2018. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Awards Roll of Honour - World Rugby". Retrieved 16 March 2024.

External links edit