Pumas to join tri-nations
Published 10/03/2010 | 05:00
Argentina are set to join the Tri- Nations in 2012 after IRB chairman Bernard Lapasset confirmed the body would provide a crucial funding package for the project.
Lapasset said that the IRB had agreed to support Argentina's initial introduction into the tournament with a one-off financial contribution of around €1.5m.
The financial support is expected to be ratified by the IRB Council, removing the one remaining significant obstacle to Argentina joining the tournament, which includes South Africa, New Zealand and Australia.