Rugby World Cup 2019: Argentina

World ranking: 10th

Qualification: 2015 semi-finalists

Best result: Third 2007

TAB odds: $34

Chances: The Pumas have flattered to deceive for years, threatening to burst into the top echelon, but never quite managing that.

At times, their Rugby Championship form has promised more, and they can progress past pool play, if they strike the flaky French on the right day. 

Leading players:


Pool draw (NZT)
September 21
France v Argentina, Tokyo, 7:15pm (live updates)

September 28
Argentina v Tonga, Higashiosaka City, 4:45pm

October 5
England v Argentina, Tokyo, 9pm (live updates)

October 9
Argentina v USA, Kumagaya City, 5:45pm