Argentina to make International debut

Argentina will make an International debut, on March 27 and March 30 when the team takes on an Australian Police Rugby League Team (APRLT).

APRLT arrive in Argentina on March 24th. The tour will be the first International game for Argentina.

Rugby Union is very strong in Argentina, but Rugby League has only been played since 2000, with only 3 senior teams, but 10 junior teams. In the National Team (named "Penguins"), top players make up the side, coached by Sylvain Crismanovich (France).

Tas Baitieri (RLIF Development Manager) is visiting Argentina with APRLT, for meet with authorities.

In addition, in December 2005, Chatillon Rugby XIII (Paris, France) will visit Argentina. Also, Argentina Rugby League Association is planning to organize an event in late 2006: Argentina International Rugby League Sevens.

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