History of rugby union matches between Argentina and Ireland

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The history of rugby union matches between Argentina and Ireland is one of a very even contest. As of June 2014 the sides have met twenty times with a result of twelve wins to Ireland, seven to Argentina and one drawn game, however, five of these matches were not a fully test capped match for Ireland. At the end of the 2010 Autumn Internationals there was only a nineteen point difference in cumulative points scored. The largest winning margin of 22 points was recorded in the meeting on 24 November 2012 when Ireland won by 46 points to 24. However, Argentina have yet to beat Ireland on Irish soil, and Ireland have only won twice in Argentina. Ireland's first win Argentina in 1952, however was only a capped match for Argentina.[1] Irelands first fully test capped match win in Argentina came in 2014.

The five matches played between 1952 and 1973 are not regarded as full internationals by Ireland, only by Argentina. In the fifteen matches since 1990 which are counted as full internationals by both sides, Argentina have won five times and Ireland ten times.

There have been three encounters at the Rugby World Cup:

  1. In 1999 Argentina won 28-24 in a playoff for one of the last three quarter final spots, both teams having come second in their respective pools.
  2. In 2003 Ireland beat Argentina 16-15 in a pool match.
  3. In 2007 Argentina beat Ireland 30-15 on their way to winning Pool D.

Overall summary[edit]

Details Played Won by  Argentina Won by  Ireland Drawn Argentina points Ireland points
In Argentina 5 3 2 0 106 95
In Ireland 7 0 7 0 104 181
Neutral venue 3 2 1 0 73 55
Overall 15 5 10 0 283 331

Results[edit]

Date Venue Score Victor Comments
14 June 2014 Estadio Monumental José Fierro, Tucumán 17 – 23  Ireland Irish tour of Argentina
7 June 2014 Estadio Centenario, Resistencia 17 – 29  Ireland
24 November 2012 Aviva Stadium, Dublin 46 – 24  Ireland 2012 Autumn International
28 November 2010 Aviva Stadium, Dublin 29 – 9  Ireland 2010 Autumn Internationals
22 November 2008 Croke Park, Dublin 17 – 3  Ireland 2008 Autumn Internationals
30 September 2007 Parc des Princes, Paris 30 – 15  Argentina 2007 Rugby World Cup
2 June 2007 Estadio José Amalfitani, Buenos Aires 16 – 0  Argentina Irish tour of Argentina
26 May 2007 Estadio Brigadier General Estanislao López, Santa Fe 22 – 20  Argentina
27 November 2004 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 21 – 19  Ireland 2004 Autumn Internationals
26 October 2003 Adelaide Oval, Adelaide 16 – 15  Ireland 2003 Rugby World Cup
23 November 2002 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 16 – 7  Ireland
3 June 2000 Estadio Ricardo Etcheverry, Buenos Aires 34 – 23  Argentina
20 October 1999 Stade Félix Bollaert, Lens 28 – 24  Argentina 1999 Rugby World Cup
28 August 1999 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 32 – 28  Ireland
27 October 1990 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 20 – 18  Ireland

Other matches[edit]

Date Venue Score Victor Comments
10 November 1973 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 21 – 8  Ireland Not considered full internationals by Ireland
20 September 1970 Estadio Ricardo Etcheverry, Buenos Aires 6 – 3  Argentina
13 September 1970 Estadio Ricardo Etcheverry, Buenos Aires 8 – 3  Argentina
31 August 1952 Estadio G.E.B.A., Buenos Aires 0 – 6  Ireland
24 August 1952 Estadio G.E.B.A., Buenos Aires 3 – 3 draw


References[edit]

  1. ^ Pick and Go rugby Test match database (select Los Pumas and Ireland)