1952 Ireland rugby union tour of South America

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1952 Ireland tour in South America
Type P W D L
Total: 9 6 2 1
Test match: 2 1 1 0
Opp. P W D L
 Argentina 2 1 1 0
Statistics against Test match opponents

The 1952 Ireland rugby union tour of South America, was a series of rugby matches played in Chile and Argentina. This tour by the Ireland national rugby union team coincided with the death of Eva Peron, the wife of Juan Peron, the President of Argentina. As a result it was almost cancelled. Eva Peron died on 26 July, six days after the Irish squad had departed Dublin. However after playing their first game in Santiago, Chile, the team travelled onto Buenos Aires and completed the tour as planned. They finished with a record of played 9, won 6, drew 2 and 1 defeat. The tour also featured the first full rugby internationals between Ireland and Argentina.[1][2]

Matches[edit]

9 August
Chile  0–30  Ireland XV

12 August
Capital 6–12  Ireland XV
Gimnasia y Esgrima, Buenos Aires

15 August
Club Pucará 11–6  Ireland XV
Gimnasia y Esgrima, Buenos Aires

17 August
Provincia 6–6  Ireland XV
Gimnasia y Esgrima, Buenos Aires

21 August
Argentina A Argentina 3–19  Ireland XV
Gimnasia y Esgrima, Buenos Aires

24 August
Argentina  3–3  Ireland XV
Try: Fernandez del Casal
Try: O'Meara
Gimnasia y Esgrima, Buenos Aires
Referee: Ossie Glassgow (Ireland)
Argentina Ireland XV
Julio Genoud FB 15 FB Robin Gregg
Edmundo Caffarone W 14 W Mick Lane
Enrique Fernandez del Casal C 13 C Richard Chambers
Alfredo Palma C 12 C John Notley
Julian Santiago W 11 W Michael Hillary
Ricardo Giles FH 10 FH William Hewitt
Guillermo Ehrman SH 9 SH John O'Meara
Miguel Sarandon N8 8 N8 Jim McCarthy
Alberto Conen F 7 F Patrick Kavanagh
Rodolfo Grosse F 6 F Michael Dargan
Lucas Glastra L 5 L Patrick Lawlor
Emilio Dominguez L 4 L P.P. Traynor
Normando Tompkins P 3 P W.J. O'Neill
Carlos Swain H 2 H Fuzzy Anderson
Ricardo Follett P 1 P John Smith
Coaches
GPS Hogan

28 August
Argentina B Argentina 3–25  Ireland XV
Gimnasia y Esgrima, Buenos Aires

31 August
Argentina  0–6  Ireland XV
Pen: Dargan, Hillary
Gimnasia y Esgrima, Buenos Aires
Attendance: .000
Argentina Ireland XV
Enrique Fernandez del Casal FB 15 FB Robin Gregg
Edmundo Caffarone W 14 W Patrick Kavanagh
Gaston Recagno C 13 C Richard Chambers
Alfredo Palma C 12 C John Notley
Antonio Salinas W 11 W Michael Hillary
Ricardo Giles FH 10 FH William Hewitt
Guillermo Ehrman SH 9 SH John O'Meara
Ezequiel Holmberg N8 8 N8 Jim McCarthy
Rodolfo Grosse F 7 F Des O'Brien (c)
Alberto Conen F 6 F Michael Dargan
Luis Maurette L 5 L P.P. Traynor
Emilio Dominguez L 4 L James Kavanagh
Normando Tompkins P 3 P W.J. O'Neill
Carlos Swain H 2 H Fuzzy Anderson
Ricardo Follett P 1 P John Smith
Coaches
GPS Horgan

3 September 1952
Club Universitario B.A. 11–19  Ireland XV
Gimnasia y Esgrima, Buenos Aires

Touring party[edit]

  • Manager: G.P.S. Hogan
  • Secretary: R.W. Jeffares, Jr
  • Referee: O.B. Glasgow
  • Captain: Des O’Brien

Backs[edit]

Forwards[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Ireland Rugby Miscellany (2007): Ciaran Cronin
  2. ^ www.irishrugby.ie