History of rugby union matches between Argentina and England
The national rugby union teams of England and Argentina (Los Pumas) have been playing each other since 1978. The status of the first match is ambiguous, as Argentina awarded Test caps to its players but England did not (England sent a representative "England XV", not the 1st XV).
They have met in 19 matches recognised by both sides as Tests. The first match was on 30 May 1981 and was a 19-19 draw. The 1982 war between Britain and Argentina meant that their next encounter was not until 1990.
Including the ambiguous 1978 game, Argentina have played England 20 times with England winning 14, Argentina 4 with 2 drawn.
- Overall 1.1
- Records 1.2
- Results 2
- XV Result 3
- Notes 4
Note: Summary below reflects test results by both teams.
|Drawn||England points||Argentina points|
RecordsNote: Date shown in brackets indicates when the record was or last set.
|Longest winning streak||1 (13 June 2009)||5 (14 Nov 2009–Present)|
|Largest points for|
|Home||33 (7 June 1997)||51 (3 November 1990)|
|Away||25 (11 November 2006)||51 (15 June 2013)|
|Largest winning margin|
|Home||20 (7 June 1997)||51 (3 November 1990)|
|Away||7 (11 November 2006)||29 (8 June 2013)|
Below is a list of matches that Argentina has awarded matches test match status by virtue of awarding caps, but England did not award caps.
|14 October 1978||Twickenham, London||13 – 13||draw||1978 Argentina tour||Not classed as a full international by England who fielded an England XV, not the 1st XV|