Why Is Rugby Popular In Argentina And Not Anywhere Else In South America?

11 July 2017, 14:49

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There are no other top international teams in South America? James O'Brien has the answer.

Question

Why is rugby popular in Argentina and not anywhere else in South America? Sam, Twickenham

Answer

Name: James O Brien and Rob, Flint

Qualification: Knowledge & history student at Welsh Language school

Answer: There was huge emigration of Welsh nationals to settle in places like Patagonia and other parts of Argentina generally. Consequently they brought their national sport with them and it caught on in Argentina. Y Wladfa is a Welsh Settlement in Argentina where they speak “Patagonian Welsh.”

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