'A fascinating look at one of the world's most intriguing rugby countries' - Alan Pearey, Rugby World
‘Few have a better feel for Argentine rugby than Rex Gowar. He has followed the Pumas for decades and his experience oozes from every paragraph. A fascinating, educational read . . . pour yourself a glass of Malbec and enjoy’ – Robert Kitson, The Guardian
Argentine rugby is a unique – and often mysterious – beast.
In Pumas, veteran Argentine journalist Rex Gowar digs to the heart of rugby in Argentina to reveal a history like no other in the sport. Passionate, gregarious, colourful, controversial, violent, shocking, beautiful – these are just some of the words to describe the stories that emerge in these hair-raising pages as some of the biggest characters in the game are profiled, famous matches relived and painful history scrutinised.
In the first book in English to examine rugby in Argentina in any depth, Gowar explores how the roots of the game in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century produced a twisting, astonishing history that has flowered in the present day as the Pumas have established themselves as one of the world’s powerhouse rugby nations.
Published May 2022