England will play three matches on their tour to Argentina and Uruguay this coming June, announced the Rugby Union in England. Stuart Lancaster’s side will face a CONSUR XV representing the South American nations in Montevideo, Uruguay, on Sunday, June 2 (3.30pm local time, 7.30pm BST). Read full article
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London Daily Telegraph comments 23/04/2013Apr 23rd, 2013 - 08:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0
Foreign and Commonwealth Office officials have advised the Rugby Football Union that there is no significant possibility of crowd trouble or Falklands-related demonstrations disrupting England’s tour of South America this summer.
England will play a combined XV in Uruguay on June 2 then back-to-back Tests against Argentina in Salta on June 8 and Buenos Aires on June 15.
The RFU has not been advised that it needs to employ additional private security on the tour and diplomats will not be delegated to accompany the players to provide political advice at official functions.
However British Foreign and Commonwealth Office officials are closely monitoring pro-Falklands groups and the online forums where Argentine activists are known to organise and share comments.”
Yes gordo I think it is a bit. No doubt Timmerman will see this as another British provocation?Apr 23rd, 2013 - 09:53 am - Link - Report abuse 0
This is just an attempt by the English to invade the Argentine Mainland.Argentina should launch pre-emptive strikes against the UK.Apr 23rd, 2013 - 11:44 am - Link - Report abuse 0
Pre-emptive strikes against the UK?Apr 23rd, 2013 - 12:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
We already have many Argentine rugby union and soccer players here - they are welcome and many have made their homes here. They are good sportsmen and, with one or two exceptions, behave themselves. Ossie Ardiles is an example - he has made his home here and is very well respected!
Also some of the Argentine golf players - especially Cabrera - are very well received and appreciated here.
Lets just hope that Sport succeeds and 2 great rugby playing nations can match each other for rubgy and sport - and politics are kept 100% out.Apr 23rd, 2013 - 12:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
LOL at rugbyApr 23rd, 2013 - 01:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
#6Apr 23rd, 2013 - 04:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Yes, you are too much of a bunch of girlies to play a man's game.
I will have to be in Bs As by mid June so I'll have the chance to see the English team in Velez Sarfield.Apr 23rd, 2013 - 04:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
I'll be there with my nephew, brother and some former rugby mates.
I think I'll be there !!!
Havent those tennis women fed cup been playing here and women hockey matches played here with no problem???Apr 23rd, 2013 - 05:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
The only thing its we re noisy and sure it will be sang that of el que no salta es un inglés. But it will be the same with every other country.
its just a game,Apr 23rd, 2013 - 06:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
England will naturaly win
its just a game.
”June in AR? Velez Sarsfield in Buenos Aires on June 15 (4.10pm local time, 8.10pm BST).” That's almost mid-winter guys I would imagine.Apr 23rd, 2013 - 07:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Mmmm. I would think the floodlights will be needed to play this match.
Using electricity in BsAs is a dickey proposition at any time, especially if it has been raining in the previous 12 months ( ;o) ). Let’s hope Velez Sarsfield has a working generator AND the diesel to operate it otherwise it will be lights out.
@6Apr 23rd, 2013 - 08:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Lol at Brazil's world rating (#33, just behind that legendary rugby powerhouse that is Morocco)
Malen- nothing wrong with a bit of sporting crowd banter- you can expect to have a bit of dont cry for me argentina as well! Good luck to both sides.Apr 23rd, 2013 - 09:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Don't be surprised if England are beaten as they are taken a young side fairly inexperienced whilst Argentina should be at full strength.Apr 24th, 2013 - 06:15 am - Link - Report abuse 0
Why? Because the Great Britain and Irish Lions taken precedence when selecting players.
Looking forward to these two games and hopefully the Pumas will be given a sound thrashing.Apr 24th, 2013 - 06:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0
Don't be surprised if England are beaten as they are taking a young side, fairly inexperienced, whilst Argentina should be at full strength.Apr 24th, 2013 - 08:22 am - Link - Report abuse 0
Why? Because the Great Britain and Irish Lions take precedence when selecting players.
You are assuming that the Argentine players will want to leave their comfortable homelands in Europe to visit their backward South American colony.Apr 24th, 2013 - 01:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
# 7 - That must be why Brazil excels in MMA, which is the world's most violent sport. Once again, LOL at rugby.Apr 24th, 2013 - 04:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
# 12 - LOL at your unemployment.
@17Apr 25th, 2013 - 01:16 am - Link - Report abuse 0
You are assuming you have a brain to make a comment.
POTApr 25th, 2013 - 02:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
I am astounded that even on this fairly harmless subject the king of the trolls, John Troll the 3rd, has to appear and make the most facetious and unnecessary remark with no connection to the jest of RICO.Apr 25th, 2013 - 07:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0
#18Apr 25th, 2013 - 09:54 am - Link - Report abuse 0
I hardly think that having a brawl could be considered a sport
It happens in almost all cities in Britain when the pubs close !
# 22 - Go fight in the UFC and see how well you fare. Aren't that many Brits succeeding in MMA, although it is a growing sport in the UK. MMA is a sport, and one that demands more training and physical preparation than almost any other sport.Apr 25th, 2013 - 12:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
At 71 years old I would need an elephant gun !Apr 25th, 2013 - 04:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
It is still hardly a mass popular sport with the public.
I suppose cage fighting is a sport as well ?
Watching people kick the crap out of each other is hardly what I would call a sport !
# 24 - Don't about Europe, but MMA in Brazil, Japan and in the US most certainly is a mass popular sport with the public. As far as what you call a sport, no one really cares, MMA is a sport and one who's popularity has been soaring, so much that fighters such as Randy Couture, Anderson Silva, the Gracia family, amongst others, have become celebrities. Anyways, a title match in the UFC has way more viewers than the most viewed Rugby match. And MMA isn't about kicking the crap out of each other, with the influence of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Wrestling a signifact porcentage of fights end with grappling submissions.Apr 26th, 2013 - 12:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0