History of rugby union matches between Argentina and England

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.

Contents

  • Summary 1
    • Overall 1.1
    • Records 1.2
  • Results 2
  • XV Result 3
  • Notes 4

Summary

Note: Summary below reflects test results by both teams.

Overall

Details Played Won by
 England
Won by
 Argentina
Drawn England points Argentina points
In England 7 6 1 0 192 79
In Argentina 10 6 3 1 259 176
Neutral venue 2 2 0 0 37 27
Overall 19 14 4 1 488 282

Records

Note: Date shown in brackets indicates when the record was or last set.
Record Argentina England
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)

Results

No. Date Venue Score Winner Competition Match report
19 9 November 2013 Twickenham, London 31 – 12  England 2013 Autumn International BBC Report
18 15 June 2013 Estadio José Amalfitani, Buenos Aires 26 – 51  England 2013 England tour to Argentina
17 8 June 2013 Estadio Padre Ernesto Martearena, Salta 3 – 32  England
16 10 September 2011 Otago Stadium, Dunedin, New Zealand 13 – 9  England 2011 Rugby World Cup
15 14 November 2009 Twickenham, London 16 – 9  England 2009 Autumn International BBC Report
14 13 June 2009 Padre Ernesto Martearena, Salta 24 – 22  Argentina BBC Report
13 6 June 2009 Old Trafford, Manchester 37 – 15  England BBC Report
12 11 November 2006 Twickenham, London 18 – 25  Argentina 2006 Autumn International BBC Report
11 22 June 2002 Vélez Sársfield, Buenos Aires 18 – 26  England
10 25 November 2000 Twickenham, London 19 – 0  England 2000 Autumn International
9 7 June 1997 Ferrocarril Stadium, Buenos Aires 33 – 13  Argentina 1997 England rugby union tour
8 31 May 1997 Ferrocarril Stadium, Buenos Aires 20 – 46  England
7 14 December 1996 Twickenham, London 20 – 18  England
6 27 May 1995 Kings Park Stadium, Durban, South Africa 24 – 18  England 1995 Rugby World Cup
5 3 November 1990 Twickenham, London 51 – 0  England
4 4 August 1990 Vélez Sársfield, Buenos Aires 15 – 13  Argentina 1990 England rugby union tour of Argentina
3 28 July 1990 Vélez Sársfield, Buenos Aires 12 – 25  England
2 6 June 1981 Ferrocarril Stadium, Buenos Aires 6 – 12  England 1981 England rugby union tour of Argentina
1 30 May 1981 Ferrocarril Stadium, Buenos Aires 19 – 19   draw

XV Result

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.

Date Venue Score Winner Competition Comments
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

Notes