International Rugby has seen growth in both competitiveness and popularity in recent years, especially after the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand, where the All Blacks held off a rampaging French team, while South Africa were beaten by a dogged Australia who lost to New Zealand in the semi-finals.
The Pumas are now in the new look Southern Hemisphere tournament The Rugby Championship, featuring the Wallabies, All Blacks and Springboks along with Argentina.
The emergence of countries such as Fiji, Italy and Scotland have also aided International Rugby in its quest for worldwide recognition.
The Six Nations in Europe and The Rugby Championship in the southern hemisphere are the biggest annual tournaments in international bugby, with the Rugby World Cup one of the largest tournaments in the world, held every four years. The IRB have announced that the 2015 Rugby World Cup will be played in England and Wales.