History of rugby union matches between Argentina and the British and Irish Lions

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Meetings between the rugby union teams of Argentina and British and Irish Lions are not held in regular intevals. The British team went to Argentina three times in the early twentieth century, in 1910, 1927 and 1936. The next time those two teams met was nearly seventy years later in a single match played in Cardiff in May 2005. From a total of seven games, there was one draw and the rest was won by the Lions.

Summary[edit]

Note: Summary below reflects test results by both teams.

Series overview[edit]

Details Played Won by Argentina Won by Lions
Overall 3 0 3

Matches overview[edit]

Details Played Won by Argentina Won by Lions Drawn Argentina points British and Irish Lions points
Overall 6 0 6 1 6 211

Results[edit]

No. Date Venue Score Winner Comments
6 16 August 1936 Estadio G.E.B.A., Buenos Aires 0 – 23 Lions 1936 Argentina Tour
5 21 August 1927 Estadio G.E.B.A., Buenos Aires 0 – 43 Lions 1927 Argentina Tour
4 14 August 1927 Estadio G.E.B.A., Buenos Aires 3 – 34 Lions
3 7 August 1927 Estadio G.E.B.A., Buenos Aires 0 – 46 Lions
2 31 July 1927 Estadio G.E.B.A., Buenos Aires 0 – 37 Lions
1 12 June 1910 Flores, Buenos Aires 3 – 28 Lions 1910 Argentina Tour

One-off match[edit]

Ahead of the Lions 2005 New Zealand Tour, the Pumas and the Lions played at the Millennium stadium which acted as a warm-up for the Lions. Unlike previous matches, Argentina did not award test caps for the match.

Date Venue Score Winner Note
23 May 2005 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff 25 – 25 Draw 2005 New Zealand Tour Warm-Up