Pumas want Rugby Championship match in London

Argentinas Full Back Ramiro Moyano (R) celebrates scoring at Twickenham

Argentina Rugby Union President Carlos Araujo has revealed that the Pumas are in talks with SANZAR to hold a Rugby Championship match at Twickenham in London this year.

The match is being discussed at the SANZAR EXCO meeting in Sydney and could see the first Southern Hemisphere Rugby tournament Test match being played in the Northern Hemisphere.

Twickenham is the only Northern Hemisphere venue to have staged a Super Rugby match as the Crusaders moved a match against the Sharks from Christchurch to London in 2016.

The Super Rugby match was only confirmed two weeks before the kick off but was a massive success as almost 30 000 fans flocked to the two time Rugby World Cup final venue.

If the match goes ahead in October later this year it will be between Argentina and Australia and will be the first time that Argentina will be playing at home in the “The Cathedral of Rugby”.

“Bringing a home match to London is very important for the UAR and the Argentine rugby,” said Carlos Araujo on the Pumas site.

“For our team to play a home fixture at such an extraordinary stadium says everything about the standing of our side in the rugby world.”

“The Rugby Championship is undoubtedly one of the most important tournaments in the world and would bring a party to the Northern Hemisphere.

“It would also allow us to be local in the land where the sport was born.”

Argentina were beaten 29-15 by Australia at Twickenham in the Rugby World Cup semi-final but returned a month later and beat a Michael Cheika coached Barbarians team 49-31 in November 2015

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