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Challenging the core: The rise of Argentina in international rugby

Wise, NA and Harris, J (2019) Challenging the core: The rise of Argentina in international rugby. In: Rugby in Global Perspective Playing on the Periphery. Routledge. (Accepted)

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This chapter critically assesses the place of Argentina within the global rugby setting. It examines issues surrounding the governance of the sport and outlines some of the key geographical issues affecting this. Having been admitted into an expanded tri-nations championship in 2012, and having a team in Super Rugby since ***, Argentina are now at a crucial juncture in the quest to be part of the established order of international rugby. This chapter reflects on the development of rugby in Argentina since they began a regular competition with the three core nations in the Southern Hemisphere. It highlights the increasingly influential role of former Argentina captain Augustin Pichot within World Rugby, and addresses the challenges associated with realigning the country alongside (or within) the core as the sport’s governing body aims to grow the game around the world.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV561 Sports
Divisions: Sport Studies, Leisure & Nutrition (closed 31 Aug 19)
Publisher: Routledge
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2019 12:39
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2021 22:53
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/11099
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