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'Pumas at crossroads ahead of WC'

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Argentina coach Daniel Hourcade's position will be under review next month after a poor year in results although there were signs in the November tests they could be on the right track, according to former Pumas centre Marcelo Bosch.

Hourcade, whose team peaked when they reached the 2015 World Cup semi-finals, is at the end of his two-year contract but he and his players are keen to stay together and build for the 2019 tournament in Japan.

The Pumas are not short of accolades with fullback Joaquin Tuculet winning the try of the year award at Sunday's World Rugby gala in Monaco and winger Emiliano Boffelli being a nominee for breakthrough player of 2017.

However, Argentina lost to the top five teams in 10 tests this year, taking no points at all for the first time in the Rugby Championship, and only beat Georgia and Italy.

"This shows a reality not only of the Pumas team but of the whole system, including Jaguares," Bosch, who last played for Argentina at the World Cup in England, told Reuters.

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