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Hourcade confirmed as Pumas boss

23rd October 2013 06:50


SKY_MOBILE Daniel Hourcade Argentina rugby union coach

In charge: Daniel Hourcade

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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