Pumas to base themselves at Old Trafford.

Discussion in 'International Test Matches' started by Prestwick, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. Prestwick

    Prestwick Guest

    http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/rugby/r...rd-1543947.html

    The Professional Rugby Board of the Union Argentina de Rugby (or..er..PRBUAR? Does that rhyme with FUBAR?) and the RFU have agreed to use Manchester United's Old Trafford Stadium in the first game of this Summer's two match series between Argentina and England.

    Argentina requested that the game be played in England in order to maximise profit for the struggling Union. The second game will be in Argentina.
     
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  3. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Prestwick @ Feb 3 2009, 10:40 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    I thought this was decided a good while back, is it only just being confirmed now?

    Either way good chance for a money maker for the UAR.
     
  4. Prestwick

    Prestwick Guest

    The UAR made the request a good while back but the RFU have only just secured a ground.

    A whole number of grounds were being considered such as Old Trafford, the City of Manchester Stadium, St James Park in Newcastle and Wembley Stadium itself.
     
  5. Vambo

    Vambo Guest

    Won't most of Englands 'better' players be with the Lions?
     
  6. Prestwick

    Prestwick Guest

    ...you don't follow "Union" much, do you?

    Wales and Ireland have dominated Rugby both internationally and on a club level in the last two years and Ian McGeechan can only take something like 35 guys with him to South Africa. Do the math ;)
     
  7. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    Nope, England "better" players won't be considered because they can't get international callups ahead of the LBNW.

    Anyway, the chant of "Argentina-Argentina-Argentina" at Old Trafford? It'll be like any other week...
     
  8. Vambo

    Vambo Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Prestwick @ Feb 3 2009, 03:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    I was thinking of the midweek side not the test team ;)
     
  9. alexrugby

    alexrugby Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Prestwick @ Feb 3 2009, 02:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    I stand for England

    Go England Go!!!!!!!!!
     
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