1979 Australia rugby union tour of Argentina

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1979 Australia tour in Argentina
Type P W D L
Total: 7 6 0 1
Test match: 2 1 0 1
Opp. P W D L
 Argentina 2 1 0 1
Statistics against Test match opponents

The 1979 Australia rugby union tour of Argentina was a series of matches played between October and November 1979 in Argentina by Australia. The Wallabies won six matche on seven and draw (1.1) the series of test matches against the "Pumas" , lead by Hugo Porta. It was the first tour of an Australian side in Argentina.

Results[edit]

13 October 1979
San Isidro Club 12–17 Australia XV
Try: penalty try
Con: Paul McLean
Pen: Paul McLean
Drop: F.Sainz Trápaga;
Try: O'Connor, Moon, Crowe;
Ferrocarrill Oeste, Buenos Aires

San Isidro Club: F.Argerich; C.Ramallo, F.Sainz Trápaga, M.Loffreda, M.Walther (capt.); R.Madero y A.Soares Sache; R.de Vedia, T, Petersen, R.Lucke; B.Minguez, M.Glastra; F.Insúa, J.Pérez Cabo, C.Sainz.
Australia: Paul McLean; B.Moon, A.Slack, M.O'Connor, P.Crowe; A.Melrose P, Carean; M.Loane (capt.); G.Cornelsen, T.Shaw; Peter Mc Lean, M.Mathers; S.Pilecki, P, Horton, C.Handy.

16 October 1979
Interior 12–47 Australia XV
Try: Basile
Con: Virgolini
Drop: Rodriguez
Try: Crowe 2, Ella
Loane, Peter Mc Lean
Batch, Gould, Cox
Con: Gould 6
Drop: Ella
Club Universitario, Salta

Interior: Torno; Nogués, Rodríguez, Gasilica, San Martín; Virgolini, Basile; Bisio, Passaglia, Antonini; Casale, Mangiamelli; Irañeta, del Chazal (Bianchi), Michelli.
Australia: Gould; Crowe, Slack, Knight, Batch; Ella, Cox; T.Shaw, Loane (capt.), Cornelsen (Mathers); Hall, Peter Mc Lean; D'Arcy, Ros, Cooligan

20 October 1979
Buenos Aires 6–22 Australia XV
Try: Puccy
Con: G.Beccar Varela
Try: Cox, T.Shaw
M.O'Connor, Batch;
Con: P.Mc.Lean 3
Ferrocarrill Oeste, Buenos Aires

:Buenos Aires: E.García Terán; A.Puccio, C.Jacobi, G.Beccar Varela, C.Ramallo; G.Sanguinetti, M. Garcia Laborde; M.Negra, M.Glastra, G.Paz; C.Bottarini, B.Minguez; R.Ventura (capt.), J.Sarto, A.Cerioni.
Australia: Paul McLean; (R.Gould); P.Batch, A.Slack, M.O'Connor, B.Moon; T.Melrouse, P.Cox; T.Shaw, M.Loane (capt.), A.Stewart; Peter Mc Lean, M.Mathers; C.Handy, P.Hortan, S.Pilecki.

23 October 1979
Rosario 13–21 Australia XV
Try: Tallo, Basilico;
Con: baetti
Pen: Baetti
Try: Crowe 2, O'Connors pen2= O'Connors 2
Drop: Melrose

referee: Roberto Magnani

Rosario: Baetti; Nogués, Rodríguez, Escalante (capt.), Basílico Dip, Noccia; Tallo (Poet), Marengo, Imhoff; Mangiamelli, Milano; Sangionissi, Cheste (Cristini), Fernández.
Australia: Gould (Melrouse); Knight, Slack, O´Connors, Growe; Ella, Carson, Stewart, Loane (capt.), (Pilecki), Hall; Peter Mc Lean Mathers; Cooligan, Ross, D´Arcy.

27 October 1979
Argentina  24–13  Australia
Try: Madero 2
Con: Porta 2
Pen: Porta
Drop: Porta 3
Try: Crowe
Pen: Paul McLean 2
Drop: Melrose
Ferrocarrill Oeste, Buenos Aires
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: S.Strydom (South Africa)
Argentina Australia
Martin Sansot FB 15 FB Paul McLean
Marcelo Campo W 14 W Phil Crowe
Rafael Madero C 13 C Michael O'Connor
Marcelo Loffreda C 12 C Andrew Slack
Adolfo Cappelletti W 11 W Brendan Moon
(capt.) Hugo Porta FH 10 FH Tony Melrose
Tomas Landajo SH 9 SH Phillip Cox
Hector Silva N8 8 N8 Mark Loane (capt)
Tomas Petersen F 7 F Greg Cornelsen
Gabriel Travaglini F 6 F Andy Stewart
Marcos Iachetti L 5 L Tony Shaw
Alejandro Iachetti L 4 L Peter McLean
Fernando Morel P 3 P Buddha Handy
Alejandro Cubelli H 2 H Peter Horton
Topo Rodriguez P 1 P Stan Pilecki
Replacements
Eduardo Sanguinetti FB
30 October 1979
Cuyo 4–43 Australia XV
Try: Antonini
Try: Show 2, Moon 2
Melrose, O'Connors;
Con: Melrose 4, M.O'Connor;
Pen: Melorse 3
Club Marista, Mendoza
Referee: Felipe Ferrari

Cuyo: Muñiz; Carbonell, Foquet, Morgan, Ruffo; Curto, Basile; Antonini (Suárez Lagos) Orrigo y Bertona; Cásale (capt.) Irañeta; Michelle, Cichitti, Cruz. Australia: Melrose; Mann, O´Connors, Knight, Batch; Ella, Carson (Cox); T.Shaw(capt.), Hall, Stewart; Mathers, D'Arcy; Cooligan, Ross, Pilecki.

3 November 1979
Argentina  12–17  Australia
Try: Petersen
Con: Porta
Pen: Porta
Drop: Porta
Try: Match, moom 2
Con: Paul McLean
Pen: Paul McLean
Ferrocarrill Oeste, Buenos Aires
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: S.Strydom (South Africa)
Argentina Australia
Martin Sansot FB 15 FB Paul McLean
Marcelo Campo W 14 W Paddy Batch
Rafael Madero C 13 C Michael O'Connor
Marcelo Loffreda C 12 C Andrew Slack
Adolfo Cappelletti W 11 W Brendan Moon
(capt.) Hugo Porta FH 10 FH Tony Melrose
Tomas Landajo SH 9 SH Phillip Cox
Hector Silva N8 8 N8 Mark Loane (capt.)
Tomas Petersen F 7 F Greg Cornelsen
Gabriel Travaglini F 6 F Andy Stewart
Marcos Iachetti L 5 L Tony Shaw
Alejandro Iachetti L 4 L Peter McLean
Fernando Morel P 3 P Buddha Handy
Alejandro Cubelli H 2 H Bill Ross
Topo Rodriguez P 1 P Stan Pilecki

The team[edit]

Player Match
Played
Score Total points
tries conv. pen. drop
Tony Melrose 5 1 4 3 2 27
Michael O'Connor 6 4 1 2 24
Phil Crowe 4 6 24
Paul McLean 4 5 4 22
Brendan Moon 5 5 20
Roger Gould 2 1 6 16
Tony Shaw 6 3 12
Paddy Batch 4 3 12
Phillip Cox 4 2 8
Mark Ella 3 1 1 7
Mark Loane 6 1 4
Peter McLean 6 1 4
Andrew Slack 6 0
Stan Pilecki 5 0
Greg Cornelsen 4 0
Budda Handy 4 0
Mick Mathers 4 0
Bill Ross 4 0
Peter John Carson 3 0
John Coolican 3 0
Tony D'Arcy 3 0
Dunacn Hall 3 0
Peter Horton 3 0
P. Knight 3 0
Andy Stewart 5 0

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