ARGENTINA BATTLED IT OUT WITH ENGLAND TO WIN THE COVETED CORONATION CUP

Jul 29th, 2014 | By | Category: English Polo News

29 July 2014

ROYAL SALUTE SCOTCH WHISKY – OFFICIAL SPONSOR OF THE AUDI INTERNATIONAL –

WHERE ARGENTINA BATTLED IT OUT WITH ENGLAND TO WIN THE COVETED CORONATION CUP

On Saturday 26th July 2014, the Audi International – the most high-profile polo event of the British Polo Season – took place at Guards Polo Club in Windsor Great Park. Amidst crowds of glamorous polo supporters and celebrity guests, Argentina battled it out with England to lift one of polo’s most prestigious trophies – the Coronation Cup. The exciting match, watched by more than 3,000 spectators, saw the final score of 13-8 to Argentina.

Argentina’s victorious line-up included Royal Salute’s Official Ambassador, Facundo Pieres and Adolfo Cambiaso, both ten-goal players – the very best in the world – playing with the talented Julio Ruggeri and Francisco Belaustegui.

Facundo Pieres said “Today was a very special day for me and my team members. Having lost to the England team in the Copa de las Naciones at Palermo in Buenos Aires earlier this year, we definitely felt like we had something to prove and came back fighting. The results speak for themselves and today we played with incredible manpower and equine superiority. The best team won and we are tremendously pleased with the results.”

The England team saw Ollie Cudmore playing alongside Luke Tomlinson (captain), Mark Tomlinson and James Beim for the prestigious Coronation Cup.  Cudmore, aged only 24, became the youngest English player to represent England on International Day at Guards Polo Club in over a decade.

Royal Salute continues to be the official whisky sponsor for this unique event, inviting guests to discover their prestigious whisky, which starts where other whiskies end; for only whiskies aged 21 years and more are used in the creation of this unparalleled blend.

Neil Macdonald, Global Brand Director for Royal Salute commented, “As a longstanding supporter of polo, it was a pleasure for Royal Salute to be a sponsor of the UK’s most high-profile polo event and to also witness two world class teams go head to head for the occasion. We congratulate the winning team, Argentina and our brand ambassador Facundo Pieres on their momentous victory and invite them to salute the game with glass of Royal Salute to commemorate their win.”

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