History of rugby union matches between Argentina and Wales

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Wales v Argentina second match on September 28, 1968 in Buenos Aires

Wales national rugby union team first played Argentina in 1968 when they undertook a two-test tour of the latter country. Argentina awarded full caps for the match but Wales did not. Argentina won the series winning the first match and drawing the second. The first match that both teams awarded full caps was in 1991.

Summary[edit]

Note: Summary below reflects test results by both teams.

Overview[edit]

Details Played Won by
 Argentina
Won by
 Wales
Drawn Argentina points Wales points
In Argentina 8 3 5 0 206 243
In Wales 10 2 8 0 186 262
Neutral venue 0 0 0 0 0 0
Overall 18 5 13 0 392 505

Records[edit]

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

Record Argentina Wales
Longest winning streak 2 (11 Jun 2006–18 Aug 2007) 5 (9 Oct 1991–10 Nov 2001)
Largest points for
Home 50 (12 June 2004) 43 (21 November 1998)
Away 30 (10 November 2001) 44 (12 June 2004)
Largest winning margin
Home 18 (17 June 2006) 34 (16 November 2013)
Away 14 (10 November 2012) 18 (16 June 2018)

Matches[edit]

No. Date Venue Score Winner Competition Match reports
1 9 October 1991 National Stadium, Cardiff 16–7  Wales 1991 Rugby World Cup Pool 3
2 21 November 1998 Stradey Park, Llanelli 43–30  Wales 1998 November International
3 5 June 1999 Ferrocaril Oeste, Buenos Aires 26–36  Wales 1999 June Tour
4 12 June 1999 Ferrocaril Oeste, Buenos Aires 16–23  Wales 1999 June Tour
5 1 October 1999 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff 23–18  Wales 1999 Rugby World Cup Pool D WRU
6 10 November 2001 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff 16–30  Argentina 2001 November International WRU, BBC
7 12 June 2004 Estadio Monumental José Fierro, Tucumán 50–44  Argentina 2004 Wales tour to Argentina WRU, BBC
8 19 June 2004 Vélez Sársfield, Buenos Aires 20–35  Wales WRU BBC
9 11 June 2006 Estadio Raúl Conti, Puerto Madryn 27–25  Argentina 2006 Wales tour to Argentina WRU, BBC
10 17 June 2006 Vélez Sársfield, Buenos Aires 45–27  Argentina WRU, BBC
11 18 August 2007 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff 27–20  Wales Rugby World Cup 2007 warm-up match BBC, WRU
12 21 November 2009 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff 33–16  Wales 2009 November International BBC
13 20 August 2011 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff 28–13  Wales 2011 Rugby World Cup warm-up test BBC
14 10 November 2012 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff 12–26  Argentina 2012 November International BBC
15 16 November 2013 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff 40–6  Wales 2013 November International BBC
16 12 November 2016 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff 24–20  Wales 2016 November International
17 9 June 2018 Estadio San Juan del Bicentenario, San Juan 10–23  Wales 2018 Wales tour to Argentina
18 16 June 2018 Estadio Centenario, Resistencia 12–30  Wales

XV Results[edit]

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

Date Venue Score Winner Competition Match reports
14 September 1968 Gimnasia y Esgrima, Buenos Aires 9–5  Argentina 1968 tour to Argentina
28 September 1968 Gimnasia y Esgrima, Buenos Aires 9–9 draw 1968 tour to Argentina
16 October 1976 National Stadium, Cardiff 20–19  Wales 1976 Argentina tour

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