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 October 2015, the sides have met twenty one times with a result of twelve wins to Ireland, eight 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 23 points was recorded in the meeting of their 2015 Rugby World Cup quarterfinal, when Argentina won by 43 points to 20. However, Argentina have yet to beat Ireland on Irish soil, and Ireland have only won twice in Argentina. Ireland's first win against Argentina was in 1952, however it was only a capped match for Argentina.[1] Ireland's 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 four encounters at the Rugby World Cup:

  1. In 1999, Argentina won 28–24 in a playoff for one of the last three quarterfinal 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.
  4. In 2015, Argentina beat Ireland 43–20 in their quarterfinal encounter.

Summary[edit]

Note: Summary below reflects test results by both teams.

Overall[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 0 108 181
Neutral venue 4 3 1 0 116 75
Overall 16 6 10 0 330 351

Records[edit]

Note: Date shown in brackets indicates when the record was or last set.

Record Argentina Ireland
Longest winning streak 3 (26 May 2007–22 Nov 2008) 5 (22 Nov 2008–18 Oct 2015)
Largest points for
Home 34 (3 June 2000) 46 (24 November 2012)
Away 43 (18 October 2015) 29 (7 June 2014)
Largest winning margin
Home 16 (2 June 2007) 22 (24 November 2012)
Away 23 (18 October 2015) 12 (7 June 2014)

Results[edit]

No. Date Venue Score Winner Competition Match report
16 18 October 2015 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales 20 – 43  Argentina 2015 Rugby World Cup Quarter-final BBC
15 14 June 2014 Estadio Monumental José Fierro, Tucumán 17 – 23  Ireland Irish tour of Argentina BBC
14 7 June 2014 Estadio Centenario, Resistencia 17 – 29  Ireland BBC, IT
13 24 November 2012 Aviva Stadium, Dublin 46 – 24  Ireland 2012 Autumn International BBC
12 28 November 2010 Aviva Stadium, Dublin 29 – 9  Ireland 2010 Autumn Internationals BBC
11 22 November 2008 Croke Park, Dublin 17 – 3  Ireland 2008 Autumn Internationals BBC
10 30 September 2007 Parc des Princes, Paris, France 30 – 15  Argentina 2007 Rugby World Cup BBC,TG
9 2 June 2007 Estadio José Amalfitani, Buenos Aires 16 – 0  Argentina Irish tour of Argentina RTE
8 26 May 2007 Estadio Brigadier General Estanislao López, Santa Fe 22 – 20  Argentina BBC
7 27 November 2004 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 21 – 19  Ireland 2004 Autumn Internationals BBC,TG
6 26 October 2003 Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, Australia 16 – 15  Ireland 2003 Rugby World Cup BBC
5 23 November 2002 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 16 – 7  Ireland BBC, TG
4 3 June 2000 Estadio Ricardo Etcheverry, Buenos Aires 34 – 23  Argentina TM, HDN
3 20 October 1999 Stade Félix Bollaert, Lens 28 – 24  Argentina 1999 Rugby World Cup BBC
2 28 August 1999 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 32 – 28  Ireland
1 27 October 1990 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 20 – 18  Ireland 1990 Argentina rugby union tour of British Isles

XV Results[edit]

Below is a list of matches that Argentina has awarded matches test match status by virtue of awarding caps, but Ireland did not award caps.

Date Venue Score Winner Competition
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)