Pumas want Test team in Super Rugby

Date published: September 5 2014

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Pumas coach Daniel Hourcade wants his Test team to play all year round in Super Rugby when an Argentinian side joins in 2016.

Pumas coach Daniel Hourcade wants his Test team to play all year round in Super Rugby when an Argentinian side joins in 2016.

Argentina skipper Agustin Creevy revealed his coach's wishes in the build-up to the Pumas' clash with New Zealand in Napier.

A new 18-team competition was ratified in April this year, with an Argentinian side set to be one of the three additions to the league after next season.

Currently there is an issue over who would be available to play for a team based in Argentina, with the majority of Test players on lucrative contracts in Europe.

However Creevy explained that Hourcade is eager to see all his regulars playing in the same team in Super Rugby, and the captain believes it would benefit the side.

Head coach Daniel Hourcade “wants us to play all the year together,” Creevy told AAP.

“It is going to be very, very, important because all the members of the team are going to know each other better by playing all year together and we are going to profit as a team.”

Creevy currently plies his trade in England with Worcester, having previously spent time in France with Clermont and Montpellier.

He was also part of the Pampas team that played in South Africa's Vodacom Cup competition for three seasons.

“It's going to be a dream to play Super rugby. It's something I want,” Creevy added.

“Even though I have not talked to the [Argentina Rugby] Union about the conditions to play Super rugby I will support the idea to be there.

“First we are thinking of the game tomorrow, then next year the World Cup. Even though we can probably say the team will be fine for 2019 first we have a World Cup next year.”

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