Hourcade confirmed as Pumas boss

Date published: October 23 2013

Argentina have named Daniel Hourcade as their coach for the Pumas' tour of Europe next month in the November Internationals.

Argentina have named Daniel Hourcade as their coach for the Pumas' tour of Europe next month in the November Internationals.

Should his trial period be a success, the UAR hope to keep Hourcade in the role until the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England.

Hourcade, who has just steered Argentina's second-string Jaguars to a fourth successive Americas Rugby championship title in Canada, replaces Santiago Phelan – who quit on Monday after six years in charge.

Phelan was present to make his resignation official at a news conference at Argentine Rugby Union (UAR) headquarters in the Buenos Aires suburb of Martinez.

The Pumas open their European tour with a demanding test against England at Twickenham on November 9, before facing Wales and Italy on the following two Saturdays.

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