Los Pumas, the name that is the biggest misnomer in sport.

It was a journalistic error on a tour of South Africa in 1965 that gave them their nickname - The Pumas.

However, their coat of arms is a Jaguar - a large felid species that roam in much of the Americas, including northern Argentina.

The Argentina national Rugby Union team played its first international match in 1910 against a touring British Isles team.

However, the Pumas only started the become a presence on the international stage after a tour of South Africa in 1965 - the tour that gave them that nickname.

Argentina has competed at every World Cup since the first tournament of 1987 and in the 2007 version, they were undefeated in their pool and reached the semifinals for the first time.

They were defeated by eventual winners South Africa in the semifinals, but followed up with a win over France to claim third place overall.

By the end of the competition, the team had reached an all-time high of third in the world rankings.

They also beat New Zealand for the first time in the recent Tri-Nations.

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