After a 2020 season that is necessarily complicated due to the coronavirus pandemic in the world, Argentina should visit France next November during the autumn tour.
A little more than two years later, the XV of France should again challenge Argentina. Indeed, after a 2020 season greatly marked by the coronavirus pandemic which has hit the world hard, the Argentine Federation (UAR) is currently working on its calendar for 2021. Thus, with the possible arrival of vaccines for Covid-19, Pumas are expected to return to Europe during the fall tour. According to the local site El Litoral, Mario Ledesma’s players are expected on the Old Continent in the fall for a series of three test matches. Before facing Italy in Rome on November 13 and Ireland in Dublin on the 20th, Argentina are set to start against France on the 6th.
Thus, after their clash at the 2019 World Cup in Japan (23-21 victory for the Blues in the group stage), the two nations could again meet on a field, two years before the French World Cup. Before that, the Pumas will normally have a double meeting against Wales, diminished following a tour of the British and Irish Lions in South Africa, and a third meeting against Georgia in July.
Finally, between August and October, the teammates of the Parisian opener Nicolas Sanchez will play the Rugby Championship with six matches on the program, against Australia, New Zealand and the Springboks therefore. As a result, if 2020 has been calmer than expected for the Argentines (one victory, two draws and one defeat), 2021 promises to be exciting for them. As a reminder, the Pumas fell with England and Japan in the draw for the 2023 World Cup, in a group that will be completed by a nation from Oceania and another from America.
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