1976 New Zealand rugby union tour of South America

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1976 New Zealand tour in Romania
Type P W D L
Total: 9 9 0 0
Test match: 0 0 0 0
Opp. P W D L
 Uruguay[1] 1 1 0 0
 Argentina[2] 2 2 0 0
Statistics against Test match opponents

The 1976 New Zealand rugby union tour of South America was a series of eight matches played by the New Zealand national rugby union team in Uruguay and Argentina in October and November 1976. The tour was entirely successful as the New Zealand team won all eight matches. New Zealand did not award full international caps for the three international matches against the Uruguay national rugby union team and Argentina national rugby union team.

Matches[edit]

12 October 1976
Uruguay  3–64  New Zealand XV
Drop: Iturria
Try: Brake 2, Cartwright 3
Cron, Rollerson, Sapsford
Sloane, Stewart, Stokes
Con: Wilson 4
Pen: Wilson 4
Montevideo
Attendance: 5,000
Uruguay New Zealand
Andres Gianoli FB 15 FB Richard Wilson
Carlos Widemann W 14 W Kenneth Granger
Ignacio Amorin C 13 C Eddie Stokes
Jose Maria Ubilla C 12 C Doug Rollerson
Michael Smith W 11 W Scott Cartwright
Pablo Iturria FH 10 FH John Brake
Alberto Cibils SH 9 SH Kevin Greene
Jorge Etcheverria N8 8 N8 Pat Ryan
Juan Bordaberry F 7 F Stewart Cron
Jorge Zerbino F 6 F Graham Mourie (capt.)
Gerardo Laenz L 5 L Vance Stewart
Rafael Zerbino L 4 L John Callesen
John Bird P 3 P John Spiers
Francisco Obes H 2 H Peter Sloane
Jorge Andres Varela P 1 P Paul Sapsford
Replacements
Fernando Praderi H 16
Jorge Pedro Rignon P 17
Mario Balinas L 18
Jose Luis Capezzuto F 19
Daniel Mutio SH 20
Alvaro Mastroiani FH 21
Roberto Canessa W 22


16 October 1976
Buenos Aires 13–24  New Zealand XV
Try: I. Gutiérrez O'Farrell, Cerioni
Con: Igarzábal
Pen: Igarzábal
Try: Wilson 2, Jaffray, Granger;
Con: Rowlands
Pen: Rowlands 2
Ferrocarrill Oeste, Buenos Aires
Referee: Florencio Varela (Buenos Aires)

Buenos Aires: S. Gutiérrez O'Farrell; R. Benyon, I. Balfour, 1. Gutierrez O'Farrell, E.Sansot; J. Igarzábal, R. Landajo (capt.); R. Casabal, R. Lucke, M. García Haymes; J. Rodríguez jurado, E, Greene; R. Ventura, E. Vila, A. Cerioni.
New Zealand: G. Rowlands; S. Wilson, E. Stokes, M. Taylor, K. Granger; M. Taylor, I. Stevens; G. Mourie (capt.), S. Conn, M. Jaffray; J. Calleson, A. Haden; J. Me Eldowney, J. Black, P. Sapsford.


20 October 1976
Interior Selection 13–30  New Zealand XV
Try: Morgan
Pen: Guarrochena 2, Baetti
Try: Cartwright 2, Ryan
Rollerson, Spiers
Con: Rollerson 2
Pen: Rollerson 2
Club Belgrano, Córdoba
Referee: Bruno Bertelli (Argentina)

Interior XV: R. Muñiz; J. Nogués, O. Terranova R. L'Erario, G. Morgan; D. Guarrochena (Escalante) C. Baetti; B. Minguez, J. Nazzasi (capt.), J. Navesi; R. Pessaglia, J. Mangiamelli; A. Sofredini, J. Crivelli, C. Abud.
New Zealand: R. Wilson; S. Cartwright, S. Wilson, D. Rollerson, K. Granger; J. Brake, I. Stevens; G. Mourie (capt.), S. Conn, P. Ryan; A. Haden, V. Stewart; J. Spiers, P. Sloane, J. Me Eldowney.


23 October 1976
C.A. San Isidro 3–37  New Zealand XV
Pen: G. Béccar Varela
Try: Rollerson 2, Mark Taylor 2
Mourie, Cartwright,
Con: Rowlands 5
Pen: Rowlands
Ferrocarrill Oeste, Buenos Aires
Referee: Ricardo Colombo (Argentina)

C. A. San Isidro: M. Alonso; D. Beccar Varela, A. Travaglini, G. Beccar Varela, R. Rinaldi; J.Igarzábal, A. Etchegaray (capt.); R. Brinnand, M. García Haymes, A. Urien; L. Varela, G. Allen (A.Casanova); M. Farina, G. Casas, L. Moore.
New Zealand: G. Rowlands; S. Cartwright, S. Wilson, D. Rollerson, Mark Taylor; Murray Taylor, K.Greene; P. Ryan, G. Mourie (capt.), S. Cron; A. Haden, J. Calleson; P. Sapsford, P. Sloane, J. McEldowney.


27 October 1976
Tucumán 15–51  New Zealand XV
Try: Rodríguez
Con: Gamboa
Pen: Gamboa 2
Drop: Acuña
Try: Granger 3, Cartwright 2
Jaffray 2, Stevens
Con: R. Wilson 5
Pen: R. Wilson 3
C. A. Concepción, San Miguel de Tucumán
Referee: Manuel Peralta (Córdoba).

Tucumán: J. Monterrubio; M. Rodríguez, L. Gamboa, C. Imbert, G. Solá; P.Acuña, G. Palou; J. Bach (capt.), J. Posse, F. Veglia; C. Figueroa, J. Yapur; H. Pérez, S. Martoni, C. Bonano. – Replacements: M. Galindo y L. de Chazal
New Zealand: R. Wilson; S. Cartwright, E. Stokes, D. Rollerson, K. Granger; J. Brake, I. Stevens; S. Conn, M. Jaffray, S. Cron; V. Stewart, A. Haden; J. Spiers, J. Black, P. Sapsford


30 October 1976
Argentina  9–21  New Zealand XV
Pen: G. Béccar Varela 2
Drop: Porta
Try: Wilson, Sloane
Con: Rowlands 2
Pen: Rowlands 3
Ferrocarrill Oeste, Buenos Aires
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Michel Messan (France)
Argentina New Zealand
Martin Sansot FB 15 FB Greg Rowlands
Jorge Gauweloose W 14 W Scott Cartwright
Gonzalo Beccar Varela C 13 C Stu Wilson
Alejandro Travaglini C 12 C Doug Rollerson
Daniel Beccar Varela W 11 W Mark Taylor
Hugo Porta FH 10 FH Murray Taylor
(capt.) Adolfo Etchegaray SH 9 SH Ian Stevens
Ricardo Mastai F 8 N8 Merv Jaffray
Carlos Neyra F 7 F Stewart Cron
Eliseo Branca L 6 F Graham Mourie (capt.)
Jorge Carracedo N8 5 L Andy Haden
Jose Fernandez L 4 L John Callesen
Fernando Insua P 3 P John McEldowney
Jose Costante H 2 H Peter Sloane
Rito Iraneta P 1 P Paul Sapsford


3 November 1976
Rosario 4–43  New Zealand XV
Try: Seaton
Try: S. Wilson, Stewart, Sapsford
Haden, Granger, R. Wilson
Con: R. Wilson 5
Pen: R. Wilson 3
Jockey Club, Rosario
Referee: José María Cabanas (Buenos Aires)

Rosario: Baetti; Romero Acuna, Giner (C. Blanco), Gorina, G. Blanco; Escalante, Castagna; Cúneo, Imhoff (R. Pecce), Macat; Senatore (capt.), Mangiamelli; Pavani, Seaton, Risler.
New Zealand: R. Wilson; K. Granger, Mark Taylor, E. Stokes, S. Wilson; J. Brake, K. Greene; G.Mourie (capt.), S. Conn, P. Ryan; A. Haden, V. Stewart; P. Sapsford, J. Black, J. Spiers.


6 November 1976
Argentina 6–26  New Zealand XV
Pen: Sansot, Porta
Try: Rollerson, Cron
Murray Taylor, Mark Taylor;
Con: Rowlands 2
Pen: Rowlands 2
Ferrocarrill Oeste, Buenos Aires
Referee: Michel Messan (France)
Argentina New Zealand
Martin Sansot FB 15 FB Greg Rowlands
Jorge Gauweloose W 14 W Scott Cartwright
Gonzalo Beccar Varela C 13 C Stu Wilson
Alejandro Travaglini C 12 C Doug Rollerson
Daniel Beccar Varela W 11 W Mark Taylor
Hugo Porta FH 10 FH Murray Taylor
(capt.) Adolfo Etchegaray SH 9 SH Ian Stevens
Ricardo Mastai F 8 N8 Merv Jaffray
Carlos Neyra F 7 F Stewart Cron
Eliseo Branca L 6 F Graham Mourie (capt.)
Jorge Carracedo N8 5 L Andy Haden
Jose Fernandez L 4 L John Callesen
Fernando Insua P 3 P John McEldowney
Jose Costante H 2 H Peter Sloane
Rito Iraneta P 1 P Paul Sapsford


9 November 1976
UR Cuyo 6–25  New Zealand XV
Pen: Guarrochena 2
Try: Black, Wilson
Con: Wilson
Pen: Wilson 4
Drop: Rollerson
Club Maristas, Mendoza
Referee: Felipe Ferrari (Buenos Aires)

Cuyo: Muñiz; Massera (Stahrínger), O. Terranova (E. Terranova), Tarquini, Morgan; Guarrochena, Chacón; Navessi, (capitán), Nassazzi, Antonini (Viazzo); Serpa Cattaneo; Irañeta, Crivelli, Michelli.
New Zealand: R. Wilson; S. Cartwright, E. Stokes, D. Rollerson, K. Granger; K. Greene, J. Brake S.Cron, G Mourie (capitán), P. Ryan; A. Haden, V. Stewart; J. Spiers, J. Black, J. Mc Elowney.


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