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Santiago Phelan quits as Argentina head coach


Santiago Phelan has quit as Argentina head coach

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Article Published: Tuesday 22 October 2013


Santiago Phelan has quit as the coach of Argentina's national rugby team who have just completed their second season in the Rugby Championship without a win.

The Argentina Rugby Union have confirmed Phelan's resignation but have given no reasons for his departure.

Argentina joined the Rugby Championship in 2012 and managed only a draw in six home-and-away matches against New Zealand, Australia and South Africa.

This season the team lost all six matches, but went close to scoring upsets at home against No. 2-ranked South Africa and in Perth against Australia.

Argentina - known as the Pumas - is trying to upgrade its rugby profile but has struggled to compete consistently against three of the game's best national teams.

The Argentina Rugby Union are expected to name a replacement as soon as Tuesday

 
 
Rugby Championship Standings
Nation Games Points    
P W L D PF PA PD BP Ttl
1. New Zealand 4 3 0 1 105 51 54 2 16
2. South Africa 4 2 2 0 79 75 4 2 10
3. Australia 4 2 1 1 88 111 -23 0 10
4. Argentina 4 0 4 0 71 106 -35 3 3
                     
Updated each Monday in order to verify with officials
 
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