Argentina recovered from a poor start to the year to record their best Rugby Championship performance before losing three games in a row against European opposition. The Pumas beat South Africa at home, overcame Australia on the Gold Coast and only failed to record three wins for the first time since they joined the Rugby Championship in 2012 thanks to an epic meltdown at home to Australia. However, the Brave Blossoms´ attacking system, combined with basic tackling errors, leaves them vulnerable in defence and this will be the focus for Joseph as Japan look to reach the quarter-finals for the first time. The last time Argentina won an international tournament was the Copa America in 1993 and after a gap of 29 years, Messi fulfils the millions of Argentine’s dreams. Lionel Messi’s home city of Rosario unveiled a 70-metre high tribute to the Argentina captain on the eve of him taking on Brazil in the final of the Copa America.
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Flat football logo on Argentina flag label. Set of soccer jersey or football kit template for Argentina national football team. July 2 (Reuters) – Germany midfielder Toni Kroos has announced his retirement from international football after his team’s exit from the European Championship, the 31-year-old said on Instagram. Ezequiel Rossi, a 34-year-old teacher in Argentina, told Reuters this week. Their year highs were a surprise Six Nations home win over England and a comprehensive 28-13 victory over World Cup Pool C rivals Argentina, but it was a season in which France have regressed. The blond Crusader has just one cap – in the last Test against France – but should be comfortable alongside team-mate Ryan Crotty in the midfield. A surfer, who gave his first Test jersey to his Mum Donna to thank her for the sacrifices she made to get him where he is, Rodda is an uncomplicated lock. Those two have 177 caps between them and mean the forwards for the Bledisloe Cup match share 512 Test appearances across the eight. GOLD COAST, Australia – If Saturday’s Rugby Championship match between Australia and Argentina is a family reunion, Wallabies coach Michael Cheika isn’t planning to be too hospitable.
Japan have continued to develop a free-spirited style under coach Jamie Joseph which means they should at least entertain home support next year. He is actually a New South Walian – so will feel at home in Sydney – and has been fully backed by Cheika: ‘the lad would not be in the team unless he warranted being in the team,’ was the typically straight-to-the-point response when the coach was asked about him. 11 at MetLife Stadium, home to the NFL’s New York Giants and the New York Jets. ISRAEL FOLAU – FULL-BACK The biggest leap in world rugby, the full-back is a physical phenomenon. That loss – the second biggest second-half turnaround in international rugby – took a toll because Argentina have struggled since. A shock 30-29 loss to the United States in Houston in June served as a wake-up call, while arguably their best result came a week later when they defeated Argentina 44-15 in Resistencia. Captain Guilhem Guirado suggested the players had not respected the jersey and were not putting in the required effort following the loss to the islanders, and with the composition of the squad unlikely to change much ahead of the World Cup, that is an area where there is room for big improvement.