1980 South American Jaguars rugby union tour of South Africa

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1980 South American Jaguars rugby union tour of South Africa
Summary
P W D L
Total
7 5 0 2
Test match
2 0 0 2
Opponent
P W D L
 South Africa
2 0 0 2

The 1980 South American Jaguars rugby union tour of South Africa was a series of seven matches played by the South American Jaguars rugby union team in South Africa in April and May 1980. The South American team won the first four matches of the tour and lost the last three. The lost both tests of the two match series against the South Africa national rugby union team.[1]

The touring party was composed almost entirely of players from the Argentina national rugby union team and included all but one of the players who had played for Argentina in a drawn series with Australia in 1979.[2] The touring party numbered twenty-six players, of whom one came from Brazil, one from Chile, one from Uruguay and one from Paraguay. The other twenty-two players came from Argentina including the captain, Hugo Porta.[1] Porta was asked to return to South Africa later that year to play for the South African Barbarians against the touring 1980 British Lions.[1]

The selection was almost formed by Argentine player, erxpecially in the two test match against Springboks, were only Argentine Player play the match.

The player were individually invited to play in this tour and against South Africa in two match played later during the springboks tour of South America[3]

The "South America Jaguars" was a "ghost" Argentine national team, not officially recognised by Union Argentina de Rugby, a "stratagem" to elude the prohibition of Argentine Government that since early '70s forbid any official relationship between any Argentine sport federation and South African and Rhodesian ones. This due the apartheid politics of the two African countries. This ostracism start in 1971 when the Argentine Government forbid to "Pumas" to play a match in Rhodesia during the tour in South Africa.[4] Later in 1973, after a controversial period, the government forbid any sport relationship with South Africa.

Matches[edit]

12 April 1980
Boland 12–42 South American Jaguars

16 April 1980
Northern Free State 25–42 South American Jaguars


22 April 1980
SE Transvaal 21–30 South American Jaguars

26 April 1980
South Africa South Africa 24–9 South American Jaguars
Try: TD du Plessis
Germishuys, Mordt
Con: Botha 3
Pen: Botha
Drop: Botha
Try: Travaglini
Con: Loffreda
Pen: Loffreda
Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Attendance: 34,000
Referee: Ken Rowlands (Wales)
South Africa South American Jaguars
Pierre Edwards FB 15 FB Daniel Baetti
Ray Mordt W 14 W Adolfo Cappelletti
Willie du Plessis C 13 C Marcelo Loffreda
Peter Whipp C 12 C Rafael Madero
Gerrie Germishuys W 11 W Marcelo Campo
Naas Botha FH 10 FH Hugo Porta (capt.)
Tommy du Plessis SH 9 SH Tomas Landajo
(capt.) Morne du Plessis N8 8 N8 Ernesto Ure
Theuns Stofberg F 7 F Gabriel Travaglini
Rob Louw F 6 F Tomas Petersen
Louis Moolman L 5 L Marcos Iachetti
Kevin de Klerk L 4 L Alejandro Iachetti
Johan Strauss P 3 P Hugo Nicola
Dave Frederickson H 2 H Alejandro Cubelli
Richard Prentis P 1 P Topo Rodriguez


3 May 1980
South Africa  18–9 South American Jaguars
Try: M du Plessis
Con: Botha
Pen: Botha
Drop: Botha 3
Pen: Piccardo 3
Kings Park, Durban
Attendance: 34,000
Referee: Ken Rowlands (Wales)
South Africa South American Jaguars
Pierre Edwards FB 15 FB Daniel Baetti
Ray Mordt W 14 W Adolfo Cappelletti
Willie du Plessis C 13 C Juan Pablo Piccardo
Peter Whipp C 12 C Rafael Madero
Gerrie Germishuys W 11 W Marcelo Campo
Naas Botha FH 10 FH Hugo Porta (capt.)
Tommy du Plessis SH 9 SH Tomas Landajo
(capt.) Morne du Plessis N8 8 N8 Hector Silva
Theuns Stofberg F 7 F Gabriel Travaglini
Rob Louw F 6 F Tomas Petersen
Louis Moolman L 5 L Ernesto Ure
Kevin de Klerk L 4 L Alejandro Iachetti
Daan du Plessis P 3 P Hugo Nicola
Dave Frederickson H 2 H Alejandro Cubelli
Richard Prentis P 1 P Topo Rodriguez
Replacements
Gysie Pienaar FB 16
De Wet Ras C 17

Touring party[edit]

  • Manager: M. Dolan
  • Assistant Managers: L. Gradin, A. Otano
  • Captain: Hugo Porta

Backs[edit]

(Argentina unless stated)

  • P. Mirando-Cardosa (Brazil)
  • F. Moscarda (Paraguay)
  • Hugo Porta
  • Juan Pablo Piccardo
  • R. Landajo
  • Alfredo Soares-Gache

Forwards[edit]

(Argentina unless stated)

  • Gabriel Travaglini
  • A. Voltan
  • Ernesto Ure
  • H. Silva
  • Enrique Rodríguez
  • Tomás Petersen
  • Javier Pérez-Cobo

References[edit]

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