History of rugby union matches between Argentina and New Zealand
The New Zealand All Blacks first played against Argentina (Los Pumas) on 30 October 1976, but New Zealand did not award test caps for the two internationals on that tour, nor for Argentina's first internationals in New Zealand in 1979. The first Test match recognised as such by both teams was held on 26 October 1985, on a New Zealand tour of Argentina. In full Tests the teams have met 20 times, with New Zealand winning 19 and one drawn. New Zealand also won all the four early matches where only Argentina awarded caps. They have only met twice at the Rugby World Cup, having been in the same pool at the inaugural tournament in 1987 and then again in 2011.
Starting in 2012, the teams will meet twice annually in The Rugby Championship, formerly known as the Tri Nations before Argentina's entry in that year.
Note: Summary below reflects test results by both teams.
|Drawn||Argentina points||New Zealand points|
|In New Zealand||11||0||11||0||117||528|
Note: Date shown in brackets indicates when the record was or last set.
|Longest winning streak||NA||18 (1 Jun 1987–Present)|
|Largest points for|
|Home||21 (2 November 1985)||93 (21 June 1997)|
|Away||19 (23 June 2001)||54 (29 September 2012)|
|Largest winning margin|
|Home||NA||85 (21 June 1997)|
|Away||NA||39 (29 September 2012)|
|21||17 July 2015||AMI Stadium, Christchurch||–||2015 Rugby Championship|
|20||27 September 2014||Estadio Único, La Plata||13 – 34||New Zealand||2014 Rugby Championship|
|19||6 September 2014||McLean Park, Napier||28 – 9||New Zealand|
|18||28 September 2013||Estadio Único, La Plata||15 – 33||New Zealand||2013 Rugby Championship|
|17||7 September 2013||Waikato Stadium, Hamilton||28 – 13||New Zealand|
|16||29 September 2012||Estadio Único, La Plata||15 – 54||New Zealand||2012 Rugby Championship|
|15||8 September 2012||Westpac Stadium, Wellington||21 – 5||New Zealand|
|14||9 October 2011||Eden Park, Auckland||33 – 10||New Zealand||2011 Rugby World Cup|
|13||24 June 2006||Estadio José Amalfitani, Buenos Aires||19 – 25||New Zealand|
|12||26 June 2004||Waikato Stadium, Hamilton||41 – 7||New Zealand|
|11||1 December 2001||River Plate Stadium, Buenos Aires||20 – 24||New Zealand|
|10||23 June 2001||Jade Stadium, Christchurch||67 – 19||New Zealand|
|9||28 June 1997||Rugby Park, Hamilton||62 – 10||New Zealand|
|8||21 June 1997||Athletic Park, Wellington||93 – 8||New Zealand|
|7||13 July 1991||Estadio José Amalfitani, Buenos Aires||6 – 36||New Zealand|
|6||6 July 1991||Estadio José Amalfitani, Buenos Aires||14 – 28||New Zealand|
|5||29 July 1989||Athletic Park, Wellington||49 – 12||New Zealand|
|4||15 July 1989||Carisbrook, Dunedin||60 – 9||New Zealand|
|3||1 June 1987||Athletic Park, Wellington||46 – 15||New Zealand||1987 Rugby World Cup|
|2||2 November 1985||Estadio Ricardo Etcheverry, Buenos Aires||21 – 21||draw|
|1||26 October 1985||Estadio Ricardo Etcheverry, Buenos Aires||20 – 33||New Zealand|
Below is a list of matches that Argentina has awarded matches test match status by virtue of awarding caps, but New Zealand did not award caps.
|30 October 1976||Estadio Ricardo Etcheverry, Buenos Aires||9 – 21||New Zealand||Not classed as a full international by New Zealand who fielded a New Zealand XV, not the 1st XV|
|6 November 1976||Estadio Ricardo Etcheverry, Buenos Aires||6 – 26||New Zealand||Not classed as a full international by New Zealand who fielded a New Zealand XV, not the 1st XV|
|8 September 1979||Carisbrook, Dunedin||18 – 9||New Zealand||Not classed as a full international by New Zealand who fielded a New Zealand XV, not the 1st XV|
|15 September 1979||Athletic Park, Wellington||15 – 6||New Zealand||Not classed as a full international by New Zealand who fielded a New Zealand XV, not the 1st XV|