Manu Tuilagi smashes Tom Williams

Top14 player imposter!

JDV smashed by Benoit August

The Northampton Saints 30m scrum!

Bastareaud huge hit on Rory Lamont

All Blacks skills - Pt 2 In the backyard

Trinh-Duc sets up Harinordoquy try

Wales vs England 1999

Greg Holmes great hit on Francois Louw

Saturday, October 20, 2007

A Tribute to third place Los Pumas

Argentina ended their World Cup last night in the same way that they started it - by beating hosts France in Paris.

The Third Place Playoff game is never an easy one for players to motivate themselves for. Both teams had just been knocked out in the Semis a week ago, and to get themselves up for this one is a big ask.

Last night though both teams came out firing. The game was as intense as any World Cup encounter should be, and we saw some running rugby from both teams, which at times has been scarce in this tournament.

Argentina were just too strong though once again, and made their World Cup tally for this year 2-0 against the French. The win in Paris helped them to claim the Bronze Medal and more importantly, the tremedous achievement of coming third in the World Cup.

Throughout the tournament Argentina have been a revelation. They started well and kept that up for all their matches, the only hiccup being the Semi Final game against the finalists South Africa.

Argentina have once again made their mark on world rugby. They've done all they can. It's now up to the IRB to work out some way for them to be included in a prestigious international tournament, which will no doubt grow the game and contribute to bringing through the next generation of Argentinian greats.

Remember this World Cup for the Argentinian spirit. Remember this group of players. They have made history for their country and perhaps, have changed the internationl rugby pecking order forever. Time will tell, but for now, congratulations Los Pumas. You're an inspiration to us all and should be very, very proud of what you've achieved.

Beautiful Day - U2

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  • Outstanding, one of the best montages I've ever seen, anywhere. And what a great story, the Puma's typify the spirit and passion brought to the World Cup by the lesser nations (the Pacific Islands, Portugal ect) but they also play great rugby. How can any fan of the game not like this team.

    I'm Australian and I play the game down here, but the big professional teams dont play with the same passion you find at grass roots level. These guys do.

    Someone could make a movie from their story.

    Thanks for a great video.

    By Anonymous James, at October 20, 2007 12:56 pm  

  • Brilliant. This is why i come back to this site time and again. Well done Rugby Dump.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 20, 2007 1:31 pm  

  • Fantastic video, an awsome compliation.

    By Anonymous Teh Mite, at October 20, 2007 1:52 pm  

  • Class. Pure class.

    By Anonymous pigvommit, at October 20, 2007 2:04 pm  

  • The French were awful last night... I hope the new team (without Ibañez,Pelous,Betsen,Dominici... and Laporte) will give us fresh air, because when I look at how we played our 2 last games, it's obvious we're going in the wrong way. The only french player I liked during this WC was Thierry Dusautoir, even if he's not as mediatised (is it correct english ?) as Chabal, I think he really deserves his place in this team. He was the only player that gave his jersey to the spectatorsat the end of the game, I wish I was the one who received it... lol

    By Blogger Benjamin, at October 20, 2007 2:06 pm  

  • Fantastic video. Great job, as usual. :)

    By Anonymous ludo, at October 20, 2007 2:33 pm  

  • Yesterday: A dream...
    Today: Reality..
    Tomorrow: A legend !

    VAMOS PUMAS !!!!

    Thanks rugby dump for a great video.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 20, 2007 2:41 pm  

  • Magic, Passion, the glory ...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 20, 2007 2:48 pm  

  • What a wonderful montage!! GRACIAS!!!

    By Anonymous ARGENTINO, Bs As, at October 20, 2007 3:22 pm  

  • It's a good cup for Argentina but there's a lot of stuff to say about the way they play... they made too much intentional fouls, there's many insults from them and a lot of oofside all along the matchs they play.

    The rugby fans don't want this kind of rugby... I don't want to see the football spirit into rugby...

    What ever, congratulation for the Pumas. Let's play a Four-Nation.

    PS: sorry for my english.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 20, 2007 3:26 pm  

  • Los Pumas,

    Where the underdogs and they prooved themselves how they should be in the top 5. Everyone seems to critizie them meanwhile they have beaten top teams in other tournamnets. There achievement was well desreved. The rest of you, don't be haters!!!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 20, 2007 4:36 pm  

    !!! GRACIAS PUMAS !!!


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 20, 2007 4:50 pm  

  • Simply beautiful, that was a great montage.

    And for those of us who criticize our game let me just say that during yesterday's match, it was the French players who started the fights cause they were annoyed by the slow ruck play. It's a strategy for crying out out loud! Don't be such sore losers! England played you the same way.

    In any case, we still have a long way to go in terms of making it to the spotlight, since both the IRB and most of the international rugby press considers the Pumas to be mediocre and a bad influence on the rugby stage.

    Someone posted that they didn't want "the football spirit in rugby"; that's really wrong since in Argentina rugby is played contesting the foul play done by football. That was simply a cheapshot comment.

    ¡¡Gracias Pumas por un mundial inolvidable!!


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 20, 2007 4:55 pm  

  • The pumas played classic schoolboy rugby at an international level. they didnt go in for things too complicated, they stuck to what they knew, they put their determination and hearts behind the belief in what they could do and they proved game after game that they deserve a place in the RWC and in doing this they earned themselves a place in history.

    Forget the intentional fouls and offsides (as mentioned above!) Every team does that at one point or another. you just need to look at the faces of these players after a game to see that they were shocked how at how far their spirit and determination took them.

    im in no way an argentinian supporter, but i have to take my hat off to all the (so called) minnows in this RWC especially Argentina!

    also amazing vid!

    By Anonymous Ant, at October 20, 2007 5:03 pm  

  • where`s that hit on chabal? :)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 20, 2007 5:07 pm  

  • That hit on Chabal will come soon... Keep a lookout for it in one of our World Cup compilations in the upcoming weeks.

    By Blogger Rugbydump, at October 20, 2007 5:13 pm  

  • thank you, :)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 20, 2007 5:42 pm  

  • what a great video...
    to all the ones who critizies what else do you need to acept that argentina is one of the best teams?? They beat 3 of six teams of the six nation including the chamption.
    Come on give me a break instead of talking trash get up and applaude them.

    vamos los pumas carajo

    By Blogger plazon, at October 20, 2007 5:59 pm  

  • Ones who critisize Pumas way of playing have never been into a rugby field. Sure of it.
    We were a team which the most important objective was to pass the first round. Now we are the third team in the RWC. Can't you see the sacrifice, passion and also good playing??? Don't be blindfolded please.


    Alejo, ARGENTINA.

    By Anonymous El Negro Choucha, at October 20, 2007 6:27 pm  

  • Oh, I was forgetting something: Great video and comments!!!! Productive and helpful !!! Thank you RUGBYDUMP !!!

    By Anonymous El Negro Choucha, at October 20, 2007 6:31 pm  

  • Thanks very much for the compilation, its amazing Im argentinian and I love it.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 20, 2007 6:43 pm  

  • ah man did you have to use an Irish song ? :D

    Oh well, congratulations Los Pumas

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 20, 2007 7:27 pm  

  • Rugby, the way it was made to be. Los Pumas

    By Anonymous bonzai, at October 20, 2007 7:28 pm  

  • Hahaha... just take an objective point of view. It's not trash talking to say that Argentinian's tactic is made of breaking the play with offside, intentious fouls and stuff like this.

    This WC is a fabulous victory for this great team but just keep the feets on earth and stay objective.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 20, 2007 7:42 pm  

  • its outstanding seeing this video being south american, VAMOS PUMAS¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡ Why not four or seven nations???

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 20, 2007 8:19 pm  

  • Thank you Pumas, you are now a legend!!
    Thank you Rugbydump this was an awesome vid...


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 20, 2007 10:31 pm  

  • Thank you, Rugbydump, for this tribute to our National Team "Los Pumas". Looking forward to keep on developing our rugby, special in the provinces, I want to thank to Marcelo "Tano" Loffreda for all his effort and knowledge. By the way, I want to say thank you to South African team, to Scotland, to Ireland, Namibia and Georgia, and specialy to the french team, for being our rivals (not our enemies) during this RWC 07. Thank you to the french citicens for hosting our players. And thank you William Web Ellis for he rugby.
    Best for all. Yours Trully

    Gaston "Gato" Solari

    By Anonymous Gaston Solari, at October 20, 2007 10:31 pm  

  • the same kind of dangerous tackles are made regularly by big teams; they are not treated the same as the Argentinian; didn't you see how Pichot was taken by his neck from his back?, without the ball? what the referee did then ??

    of course, this time was Chabal, holly and rude caveman adored by the locals !!!

    this is why Leguizamon saw the yellow card, referees have double standards; anyway, Pumas scored high, it's time to the French to cry, sorry.

    By Anonymous oskkar, at October 21, 2007 2:40 am  

  • Amazing video, an awsome compilation.............the best Play of te RWC was the Pumas one. Passion and spirit. Well done RUGBY DUMP you have made a video of one of the most entretain rugby team!! PUMAS 4 nations or 7 nations are waiting.

    Come on PUMAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 21, 2007 2:46 am  

  • Leguizamon hit on CHABAL were is??

    By Anonymous JUANTOPO, at October 21, 2007 2:48 am  

  • aguante los pumas carajo el rugby se empieza a llamar RAGBI

    By Anonymous juanito me la como, at October 21, 2007 2:50 am  

  • pumas must play 7 nationss

    they demonstrated the world that thgey are fantastic rugby players!!!

    vamos pumas carajooo!!!!

    i want to see lwguizamons hit on chabal!!!

    chabal is a girl!!!


    thanks rugbydump for the great vid

    By Anonymous manucchoo, at October 21, 2007 3:00 am  

  • I leave you this comment by Stephen Jones



    By Anonymous Howard, at October 21, 2007 3:21 am  

  • Well done rugbydump on giving us great videos throughout the RWC but i want to see the illegal hit on chabal when argentina beat the french its was a great shoulder hit after chabal passed it

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 21, 2007 3:39 am  


    Who could imagine this WC for The Pumas?
    Who could beat FRANCE twice in the same tournament?
    Who played with the heart and with guts?
    Who doesn´t love this spirit for this sport?
    Who wouldn´t like to be argentinian just for a moment now...?

    RugbyDump.com, this video is superb, just as the song you chose for it.

    Words of an editor.
    Thank you for sharing it.

    By Anonymous FredChiodiPage, at October 21, 2007 3:40 am  

  • Great, superb, wow. Go on RugbyDump and continue giving, us (the rugby planet) this kind of montages.
    I just cant stay without writing a few words:
    objectivity, maturity, team, respect of each other and most to the rival. Those who talk about these TEAM and criticize, are you feeling something wrong, are you feeling bad?, Something have change, grow up and accept the fact that other teams played the same way.
    I am proud of this great TEAM, thanks to you all how noticed (with objectivity) the way Los Pumas live this beautiful sport.
    Vamos PUMAS
    "o juremos con gloria morir"

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 21, 2007 4:52 am  

  • outstanding video and post!!!
    What put the pumas in the position they are now it isn't the offsides and that stuff someone said, it was the tough defense, if you don't believe it just take the time to watch the statistics for each game and count the tackles made and missed... pure guts

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 21, 2007 7:24 am  

  • Outstanding tribute to Argentina. They deserve the accolades! They came away with a bronze in the World Cup when the "super powers" of rugby failed! Loved to watch the passion and pride for the game, team, country and hemisphere ( i loved when Pichot said now they support the Bokke for a southern hemisphere win!)

    Cant wait to see a tribute to the NEW WORLD CHAMPIONS.... (hint hint Mr RugbyDump)

    Thanks for great work - not sure how i would have coped without this site during the WC.

    Ps...Chabal is a footballer - not a girl!

    By Anonymous Just A fan, at October 21, 2007 10:41 am  

  • goog game Argentina.... it's like that i like your team.

    good luck for the next French Team... i hope we find a brilliant game with the new coach!!

    French fan

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 21, 2007 12:14 pm  

  • It's funny to observe that during the tournament more and more teams have immitated some tactics of the PUMAS in order to win their toughest games (England vs. Australia, France and RSA in the final; France against All Blacks and England; The Bokks against Argentina and England, to mention some of them). Even though the argentinian way of playing has been criticized so hardly, some other trainers have also found the clue to secure some victories by using that strategy. Anyway, the PUMAS absolutely deserved their 3rd place in this tournament the same as the Springboks deserved to be champions, the only team that managed to beat the PUMAS by waiting for their errors and making use of their talent and superior experience in this kind of situations.
    So, congratulations to the Springboks for this cup and all my respect and admiration for these PUMAS, who played great rugby, full of passion, great discipline (rare attribute in south america), team-spirit and sacrifice!
    I hope this was no exception in life but the beginning of a new breed of southamerican rugbiers. I am looking forward to seeing them beat the All Blacks, the Boks or the Wallabies in the near future!
    Henry, Switzerland

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 21, 2007 3:12 pm  



    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 21, 2007 5:58 pm  

  • awesomeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee dude, great vid

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 21, 2007 6:04 pm  

  • that made me happy :)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 21, 2007 6:30 pm  

  • A 7 Nations?! Let me smile...

    Argentina is in the South, 6 Nations is like an European Cup, let's play Argentinians in South. Nobody in Europe wants to see his team have to go in a so far country for play. Just ridiculous.

    Please, go play with Blacks, Boks and Aussies.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 21, 2007 8:01 pm  

  • 7 nations make sense because most of the players play in European teams. Of course, Argentina would play in Spain, Belgium or some other european country. The argentineans living in Europe like me would be the supporters.

    Thanks a lot for the video, amazing. Thanks a lot Pumas, for all the great emotions you made me feel during the RWC. The first match was awesome, one of the most emotive match ever played by an argentine team of any sport (well, I would equalize it with ARG-USA in basketball in Athens 04).

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 21, 2007 11:51 pm  

  • Thank you so very much for this video, Mr. Admin. It brought me to the sweetest tears. Pumas' are pure pride right now and I'd really love to receive them at the airport. Please keep the way in which you carry the site, it's superb in every way (although a Search button would come handy).

    About Argentina playing a Four Nations or Seven Nations I guess it's only up to the IRB and other Unions, but the truth is that Argentina's league hasn't reached such a level in order to go to one or another just for the Hemisphere.

    And for the one above: if you just knew a little bit about airplanes you could see that travelling a few hours isn't such a problem when compared against the change of GMT between countries (which would me much worse in a hypothetical Four Nations).

    But then again, I guess the countries playing the Six Nations are afraid of including a team that might even win that tournament. ;)

    By Anonymous Juan Pedro, at October 22, 2007 12:00 am  

  • Australia, New Zealand and South Africa ar as far from Argentina as Europe.

    Buenos Aires-Durban: 8150 km
    Buenos Aires-Sidney: 11243 km
    Buenos Aires-Auckland: 10329 km

    -Paris: 11055 km
    -London: 11132 km
    -Dublin: 10994 km
    -Rome: 11160 km
    -Glasgow: 11286 km
    -Cardiff: 10983 km

    So it's not that big a difference. And since most players on the Argentina side play in Europe, I think it'd be safe for them to play on a renewed Seven Nations (not to talk about the quality of teams such as Italy, which seems to be far from what Argentina is displaying).
    Some cities have decided to take the Pumas as their home for these matches, so it'd be great.
    The bad part is that there'd be an almost complete lack of players from Argentine teams. Not having "home" players would prove to be detrimental to the developing of younger players.

    By Anonymous CRH, at October 22, 2007 7:20 am  

  • My nipples explode with delight at your so-called Pumas

    Their enterprisment of play was quite agreeable to my rugby eyes.

    Their fiscality up in the tackle was stimulating and arousing.

    I hope to enjoy them a second time in their rugbistic moving-about thing.

    By Anonymous Cheyanquí, at October 22, 2007 3:44 pm  

  • anonymous said
    "(well, I would equalize it with ARG-USA in basketball in Athens 04)"
    or then again,
    Cameroon beating Argentina in the 1990 Football WC :)

    but in all seriousness, this is one of those watershed events (the whole WC really, because noting only ARG's performance ignores that of all the Tier 2/3)

    It is very much like what happened after the 1990 WC -- it showed Africa "was here", and could not be ignored. Notice how many more African players got top-level pro contracts? The Weahs and Drogbas of soccer have the Millas to thank.

    By Anonymous Cheyanquí, at October 22, 2007 3:48 pm  

  • Traducción del artículo de Stephen Jones mencionado más arriba.


    Argentina todavía es importante a
    pesar de su tercer puesto en el torneo

    por Stephen Jones

    Apenas importa indicar que la Copa del Mundo, en vez de una carrera de velocidad, es una maratón que dura cuatro años. Además de tener un elevado nivel de rendimiento, es necesario poder sostenerlo y estar en su mejor forma, obviamente y con más razón en las etapas eliminatorias finales.

    Argentina, ya que no logró el pasaporte a la final, no es claramente el mejor equipo del mundo juzgada con esos estándares. Pero si se juzga a los equipos en términos de sus logros, para mí Los Pumas llevan la delantera. Francamente, pudieron haber estado a un mezquino partido de distancia de haber causado la conmoción deportiva de la década y más allá en el mundo del rugby. Si usted los vio jugar contra Francia en el partido inaugural, contra Irlanda y de nuevo el viernes en una tarde asombrosa en el Parque de los Príncipes, entonces debe haberse percatado que estaba en presencia de verdadera grandeza.

    Echando por tierra la teoría de que el partido por la Medalla de Bronce es solo un trámite burocrático, Argentina y Francia salieron a la cancha el viernes como toros enloquecidos, ciertamente fue el partido más feroz, áspero y también uno de los más sucios y a cara de perro de todo el torneo. Francia salió a la cancha claramente desesperado por conseguir una importante victoria, su intensidad fue sensiblemente mayor que la que mostraron las pasadas seis semanas.

    Y fueron absolutamente neutralizados. Argentina absorbió las casi brutales oleadas de ataque Francés, notablemente en un período increíble al final de la primera mitad, en el cual ni los atacantes Franceses ni un inadecuado trío de árbitros le dejó respiro a Los Pumas. La defensa Puma fue increíblemente eficiente y resistente, a pesar de tratarse de un equipo que debía mantenerse en pie, llegando a montar uno de las mejores resistencias en el ingoal de la historia del rugby. Los Argentinos absorbieron y se negaron absolutamente a dejar que los Franceses se vayan al descanso con un try estratégico que podría haber cambiado el curso del partido.

    Y, como Alí devuelto por las cuerdas, golpearon a los franceses con una impiadosa brillantez en la segunda mitad. Ya habían demostrado que eran capaces de jugar un rugby brillante con dos tries sensacionales en la primera mitad, uno de la mano del espléndido Felipe Contepomi y el otro a cargo de Omar Hasan, un pilar de reserva que destrozó el scrum Francés.

    La primera mitad fue casi ajena al estilo Pumas. Vimos a Francia lanzar una andanada increíble de ataques, de corto y largo alcance con sus delanteros. Todos y cada uno fueron disueltos y sofocados por una de las mejores organizadas y corajudas defensas de Francia 2007.

    Y aún cuando pueda ser cruel para el equipo y la nación Francesa que colmó el Parque con las mejores expectativas, lo que siguió en la segunda mitad fue absolutamente magnífico, y debe reconocerse al público Francés que no solo no silbó a su representante, sino que aplaudió cálidamente a su adversario, Argentina. Hubo dos tries de contraataque absolutamente brillantes, a cargo de Federico Martin Aramburu e Ignacio Corleto. Fue una señal de la desintegración final del viejo orden del rugby, el pasaporte de Argentina no solo a la Medalla de Bronce, lo menos que merecían, sino al delirio y a la alegría.
    Sus celebraciones, como siempre, fueron un frenesí de euforia indescriptible.

    Y, después de todo, tenemos que celebrar no solo haber visto algunos de los mejores forwards del partido, no solo a Gus Pichot como el hombre del torneo, sino a un increíble Juan Martín Hernández, un jugador totalmente brillante. Hernández, para mí, ya está entre los grandes de todos los tiempos. Si se concreta su posible pase a Leicester y, teniendo en cuenta la fidelidad de los aficionados del Leicester, no existe un estadio suficientemente grande que los Tigres puedan construir para albergar a todos los que van a querer verlo jugar.

    Del otro lado, fue de algún modo apropiado que Francia, a pesar de todos sus esfuerzos, terminen en el desastre ya que bajo la conducción de su entrenador (ya alejándose de la conducción), Bernard Laporte, se volvieron un caos y un desastre. Se traicionó la tradicional herencia Francesa del poder terrorífico de los delanteros, también su herencia de ritmo, elegancia y talento, a pesar de la brillantez de la defensa Argentina.

    Sin embargo se estableció una nueva herencia. No hay lugar a dudas que Pichot y sus colegas, con un espíritu de equipo que asusta, van a poder mirar en retrospectiva este asedio y destrucción de los muros del viejo imperio. No hay dudas tampoco de que, luego de un análisis concienzudo y racional, se van a dar cuenta que su degradado rendimiento contra Sudáfrica, momento en el que abandonaron sus propios altos estándares e ideales, bien puede haberles costado el título del mundo.

    Finalmente, uno de los hombres de Argentina manifestó, luego de llamar a casa, que el país entero se había lanzado a celebrar como uno. Puede o no haber exagerado, pero la verdad es que es imposible sobreestimar la importancia de Los Pumas en Francia.

    Traducción cortesía de La Naranja del NOA

    By Anonymous La Naranja, at October 22, 2007 4:09 pm  

  • Los Pumas were the best team in the tournament. We could have been the cahmpions, but we played really bad against the Boks, who are well deserved champions. Actually Pumas vs. Boks should have been the final. both were the best teams all along the tournament. I´m glad to see how the rugby world is giving a little respect for the Pumas. Lets hope that the UAR (Union Argentina de Rugby) can do something positive about this regarding our national rugby league, and it would be great to see a four nation including the Pumas, they pretty much deserve it.
    Excelent video, it clearly shows the passion, strenght, pride and love this tema puts in every much.
    Marcelo Loffreda should have been coach of the year.
    Where´s that tackle form Leguizamon to Chabal???
    thanks PUMAS!!!!!!!!!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 22, 2007 6:57 pm  

  • Thanks rugby dump for making this awesome video. I ejoy it every second. For us (amateurs rugby players in Argentina) is not a surprice the passion of Los Pumas because we play every weekend with the same fire in our heart. the tackle and the scrum is for us a religion. The rwc shows that we need a ANUAL COMPETITION whats the matter irb are you afraid of being Hernandez the new Maradona of rugby. Of creating new talents like Messi. Thats because we played sports like life fignting and fighting again and again.

    By Anonymous Nacho Rosario Argentina, at October 22, 2007 7:09 pm  

  • 7 nations or 4 nations


    By Blogger argentina, at October 23, 2007 12:08 am  

  • Vamos Pumas!

    By Anonymous G-unit, at October 23, 2007 4:04 am  

  • This world cup is not a surprise for the world rugby, it just put in the spotlight something that has been happening in the last 10 years: The Pumas beating constantly the northern hemisphere countries (just for you to know Argentina won 6 of the last 7 games to france - 5 of them played in france) in their house and the 6-nation teams doesn’t having any chance of beating them at home. In the bottom line I suspect that the 6-nations (specially the French that have been very vocal about it) are insecure of exposing themselves to being defeated again and again at home. Do you really think that Italy deserves to be in the tournament more than argentina? They only have 20% of italian players.
    French, have some honor and accept that the players were the biggest cause of your looses. Players without heart and afraid of responsibility… playing with your national jersey should be a matter of proud and motivation

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 23, 2007 9:38 am  

  • great video man, could you put it on youtube please ? i can't download it from myspace...

    By Anonymous Padua tricolor, at October 23, 2007 8:20 pm  

  • The download link is now available directly below the video.


    By Blogger Rugbydump, at October 24, 2007 8:55 am  

  • What a fantastic video. Loffreda is the coach of the year by a mile, its ridiculous that his achievements go unrewarded because they didn't win the tournament. In relative terms, no team came close.
    Vamos los Pumas

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 25, 2007 12:32 am  

  • hello tri nations !!!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 25, 2007 6:59 am  

  • Thanks! Great Video!

    Pumas IV Nations o VII Nations??

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 25, 2007 10:47 am  

  • I will like to save this great video.

    The link to watch the video is available ... however, it is impossible to download it; it says that "the free service is at full capacity" do you know any way to download it?


    By Anonymous Michael, at October 25, 2007 3:06 pm  

  • Click here, choose FREE and you will download it


    By Anonymous Xolotl, at October 25, 2007 4:37 pm  


    By Anonymous FNLEONHARDT, at October 25, 2007 5:27 pm  

  • Queria que ganase argentina!!
    supongo que será porque tengo más cosas en comun con ellos que con otros.
    Salud i buen rugby para todos.

    By Blogger ArtuR, at October 25, 2007 8:21 pm  

  • Where´s that tackle form Leguizamon to Chabal???
    thanks PUMAS!!!!!!!!!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 26, 2007 6:02 am  

  • argentina are great but they do foul tackle quite a lot

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 26, 2007 10:25 pm  

  • the leguizamon's tackle on chabal isn't a hit!!it's a dangerous tackle!!it's not beautiful but it's a typycal action of pumas!!
    allez les bleus!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 27, 2007 10:48 am  

  • Argentina sucks

    By Anonymous Kirby, at October 27, 2007 4:26 pm  

  • Bang On Pumas. Bang On RugbyDump

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 27, 2007 5:51 pm  

  • My congratulations for The Pumas and Rugby Dump for this video. I wish an international tournament for this guys.

    And congratulations for the Boks, they really deserve the William Webb Ellis. And the second place in this RWC should be for The Pumas.

    By Anonymous P0CH0, at October 28, 2007 3:35 pm  

  • Frenchies, just shut up and stop humiliating yourselves...at least have the dignity of remaining in silence..congrats Boks!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 29, 2007 9:44 am  

  • Its about time they give Argentina their due. These boys play hard and deserve what the rest of the rugby greats are keeping from them. Let them in the Tri Nations. They might not win but they represent what Rugby is about. PASSION. PASSION. PASSION.

    From Carl. (BOKKE ALL THE WAY.)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 29, 2007 10:34 am  

  • Just a Tip, one of the Pumas player is an amateur player. Agulla plays in an Argentinian team and he doesn't have a salary.

    By Blogger AthosArg, at October 31, 2007 3:56 am  

  • Fantastic. Get them in the Seven Nations and watch the Tri-Nations beg for their inclusion in a couple of years.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 07, 2007 12:02 am  

  • thank you rugbydump for the video, awesome!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 07, 2007 9:12 pm  

  • Great video!!!


    By Blogger CubaRugby, at November 08, 2007 6:20 pm  

  • El mundo ya sabe lo que hicieron los pumas en el mundial, ahora deben saber lo que podrian hacer en un campeonato internacional; especialmente en el 6 naciones

    the world have just know what the pumas did in the rugby world championship, now they have to know what the pumas could do in an internacional championship, especially in the 6 nations

    Ivan the Regatas Bella Vista

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 16, 2007 8:33 pm  

  • hello. im argentinian and i,ll want to download or just have this grat video. if you can give me by email or by another way i,ll be very glad.
    quisieraa saber como me lo podes pasar a estee copado videooo.. gracias

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 20, 2007 8:07 pm  

  • hello. im argentinian and i,ll want to download or just have this grat video. if you can give me by email or by another way i,ll be very glad.
    quisieraa saber como me lo podes pasar a estee copado videooo.. gracias

    my email: francisco_384@hotmail.com

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 20, 2007 8:09 pm  

  • Argentina was awesome. Their third-place match against France was probably the climax of the tournament.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 20, 2007 10:37 pm  

  • The best video in whole argentinian rugby history. You will never see the passion and this fabulous rugby in other team. The All Blacks may be the best rugbiers ever known, but their chests are cold and they don't have the balls to play like this heroes did. Thanks Pumas for every second of pure rugby you gave us in the world cup...

    Public Enemy of the ABs

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 21, 2007 3:12 am  

  • Ah, the Pumas. They're that one team you can't help but love.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 24, 2007 5:21 am  

  • great video rugby dump ur by far the bst site on the web
    perhaps also consider making a fiji 1 ?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 29, 2007 3:49 pm  

  • Amazing Video
    Thanks RgbyDump


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 30, 2007 5:24 am  

  • hey,dude on october 28.u dull dull bloak.best wishes from wales jackass

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at December 24, 2007 10:19 pm  

  • Roncero is the best:D

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at December 25, 2007 11:46 pm  

  • Siempre se supo que los pumas podian llegar lejos. Tienen un equipo de 15 jugadores impecables como pichot, hernandez, agulla, roncero, felipe contempomi, Nacho fernandez lobbe, etc. El rugby argentino crece, esto recien empieza...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at January 01, 2008 7:46 pm  

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    By Anonymous benjamin, at January 03, 2008 2:23 am  

  • i want SANZAR to hurry the hell up and let these bastards in to the tri nations !

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at January 03, 2008 4:04 am  

  • Thank you for this vid...

    I was been in this World cup,my first RWC...is unforgetable!
    Thank you Pumas!!!

    see you in NZ 2011.

    By Anonymous DE PURO GUAPOS - BARCELONA, at January 17, 2008 6:36 am  

  • Hello everybody, I'm from Argentina and i'm proud for the performance of Los Pumas. I play rugby here, and on november i'm going to New Zealand and Australia. I want to meet somebody who likes rugby, mi email adress is marianoap84@hotmail.com.
    Please email me!!!

    By Anonymous Nano84, at January 20, 2008 2:51 am  

  • Let's get this straight. I am French.
    After the opening match I truly thought it was because of the pressure that France lost, and had a hard time accepting it. But after the bronze final and after seeing Argentina playing the way they did, I can say it out loud with no problem:

    We lost TWICE to Argentina, an AMATEUR team who showed SPIRIT, PASSION, GUTS, who played from the HEART, who showed BEAUTIFUL rugby.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at January 20, 2008 3:52 pm  

  • Lets have them in the 7 nations great team would give us english a team to support against the welsh and scots

    By Anonymous tiger, at January 21, 2008 2:06 pm  

  • weak team, were quite lucky with the reffing during all the tournament. spent their time kicking and chasing. funny game to watch against france for the third place, but the french obviously didn't want it. still one of the best minnows.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at February 02, 2008 10:53 am  

  • Amazing to see what some of these players did:

    A Pichot and JM Hernandez.. 'nuf said

    F. Contempomi: Stepped into a second fiddle role at #12

    M. Ledesma: Amazing to see that he can go to Clermont Auvergne and start AHEAD of Smith (the WC captain)

    Gonzalo Longo: Longtime servant for the Pumas, well at the end of his Test career. Made impacts in every game for which he stepped onto the pitch

    By Anonymous Cheyanquí, at February 04, 2008 3:51 am  

  • Hey James , there is actually a movie, in Argentina. If you are interested I can send you a link to download it, but it is in Spanish. Thanks for your thoughts about our national team.

    By Anonymous Silver, at February 07, 2008 5:05 am  

  • Well done argentina!
    An incredibly exciting team to watch live...such passion its brilliant.

    arghhh! Sean Lamont why didnt you go down on that ball!
    We (scotland) could have finished 3/4!!

    By Anonymous Ronnie, at February 07, 2008 9:35 pm  

  • me dejo la piel de gallina

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at February 22, 2008 3:04 pm  

  • from an Irishman, well beaten by Argentina in RWC2007, i want to congratulate them on being the first team outside the top,5 (ENG, FRA,NZ,AUS,SA) in the professional era to make the semis, and only the third overall. Argentina did what Ireland talked about doing. What a team, what a captain.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at February 28, 2008 8:15 am  

  • agulla is one for the future

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 15, 2008 3:46 pm  

  • Lets just hope they carry on producing such great players and rugby in the future

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 18, 2008 8:47 pm  

  • Im spanish and in spain the rugby is'n a popular sport. we need an example of great playin like argentina have done in the word cup, for learning more an improving our rugby. This team knows the way of good rugby.

    By Blogger gerifalte, at May 21, 2008 1:03 pm  

  • Great video. I reckon that the Pumas were one of the biggest suprises for a long time in the World Cup. They kicked ass all round! Much as it pains me to say, the English also played out of their skins, and definatly deserved 2nd place (i'm Northern Irish, but I don't like the English cos they're so cockey). No other team played with any passion apart from Fiji

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at June 03, 2008 11:57 pm  

  • dude im from argentina, and im proud of los pumas' performance in that RWC... i hope we make it to the final in 2011 =)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at June 28, 2008 3:39 am  

  • There's a "movie" about them that tells their story, the preparations before going to france, what they were feeling during the competition etc. It's a kind of documentary made by ESPM.
    If you guys want to download it, it's easily found as torrent. The title of the "movie" is: Pumas de bronce, corazón de oro.



    By Anonymous Marcelo, at June 29, 2008 3:51 am  

  • we saw some magic back there, in the world cup with los pumas, didn't we??

    great game, great video, great site

    By Anonymous octavio, at July 10, 2008 4:24 am  

  • argentina won france 17-12 the first time not 17-13

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at July 12, 2008 3:20 pm  

  • there is a movie of argentina's story in this RWC. Is called "pumas de bronce corazon de oro" is really emotive

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at July 12, 2008 5:34 pm  

  • who was the one who did the big dump tackles?

    and can you put on highlights of ignacio corleto?

    By Anonymous sadaswa, at August 05, 2008 6:44 am  

  • i enjoy watching that video. every clip tells a story. its great too see a team who were always trying to break it into the quater finals finally get there and do it in style. one of the top teams in the world now at the moment. was a pity to see ireland to do so badly in the world cup but now look where it got us. grand slam, heineken cup with leinster, magners league with munster and paul o connell captain of the lions.

    By Blogger C.Corcoran, at May 29, 2009 2:25 am  

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