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1949 France rugby union tour of Argentina
ManagerR. Crabos
Tour captain(s)G. Basquet
Summary
P W D L
Total
09 09 00 00
Test match
02 02 00 00
Opponent
P W D L
 Argentina
2 2 0 0

The 1949 France rugby union tour of Argentina was a series of rugby union matches played by the France national team in Argentina. It was the first official visit of a European team in South America.[1]

Between the two test match was played an exhibition match between two mixed teams both formed of Argentinian and French Team. The "Blancos" (White) won against "Colorados" (Red) (24–14). Many referee were British people who lived in Argentina.

Touring party

Players

Match summary

Complete list of matches played by France in Argentina:[2]

  Test matches

# Date Rival Res. Score City Venue
1 7 Aug Provincia [note 1] won 19–3 Buenos Aires Gimnasia y Esgrima
2 12 Aug Combinado CASISIC won 21–3 Buenos Aires Gimnasia y Esgrima
3 14 Aug Club Fundadores won 26–3 Buenos Aires Gimnasia y Esgrima
4 15 Aug Seleccionado La Plata won 21–3 Buenos Aires Gimnasia y Esgrima
5 17 Aug Pucará won 16–0 Buenos Aires Gimnasia y Esgrima
6 21 Aug Capital [note 2] won 20–3 Buenos Aires Gimnasia y Esgrima
7 24 Aug Estudiantes (Paraná) won 14–0 Paraná n/i
8 28 Aug  Argentina won 5–0 Buenos Aires Gimnasia y Esgrima
9 4 Sep  Argentina won 12–3 Buenos Aires Gimnasia y Esgrima
Notes
  1. ^ Combined team formed by clubs of Buenos Aires Province
  2. ^ Combined team formed by teams of "Capital Federal"

Match details

7 August 1949
Provincia 3–19 France
Estadio G.E.B.A., Buenos Aires
Referee: T.Blades (Argentina)

Provincia: R. del Molino Torres, E. Caffarone, A. Dones, A. Palma, L. Ehrman, R. Giles, G. Ehrman, N_ Tompkins, M. Sarandón, R. Allen, E. Domínguez, A. Castelnuovo, J. Petrone, C. Swain, R. Follet.
France: N. Baudry, M. Pomathios, P. Dizabo, J. Lassegue, G. Dufau, Y. Bergougnan, Prat, G. Basquet, J. Matheu, J. Soro, Al. Moga, L. Caron, M. Jol, E. Buzy.


12 August 1949
CASISIC Combined 3–21 France
Estadio G.E.B.A., Buenos Aires
Referee: John Knox (Argentina)

CASI–SIC: R. del Molino Torres, R. Gil, J. M. Belgrano, F. Guastavino, A. Arana, R. Ochoa, M. de las Carreras, M. Villalonga, L. Allen, M. Sarandón, H, Conti, J. Morganti, C. Rolón, C. Taccioli, C. Orti.
France: N. Baudry, M. Pomathios, F. Dizabo, F. Desclaux, R. Geneste, M. Terreau, P. Lasaosa, Prat, A. Moga, R. Lacrampe, R. Soro, Al. Moga, L. Caron, L. Martín, P. Aristouy.


14 August 1949
Club Fundadores 3–26 France
Estadio G.E.B.A., Buenos Aires
Referee: O. A. Noon (Argentina)

Club Fundadores: E. Moore, W. Chiswell, J. Hardie, W. Mc Minn, R. Gilderdale, P. Macadam, J. Pow, D. Hughes, A. Phillips, E. Lucotti, A. Bori, G. Daw, G. Bridger, G. Hardie, E. Stocks.
France: N. Baudry; M. Pomathios, F. Desclaux, R. Geneste; J. Lassegue, "M. Terreau, Y. Bergougnan, R. Lacrampe, G. Basquet, J. Matheu, R. Soro, Al. Moga, E. Buzy, M. Jol, L. Caron.


15 August 1949
Seleccionado La Plata 3–21 France
La Plata
Referee: S. N. Oerton (Argentina)

La Plata: P. Garese, M. Morón, C. A. Mercader, R. Ferrando, R. Méndez, J. Ocampo, H. Dutil, L. Saraví, E. Weber, R. Arce, M. Galván, R. Gitard, R. Gorostiaga, H. Nocetti, P. Oppici.
France: N. Baudry, R. Geneste, H. Dutrain, M. Terreau, J. Lassegue, G. Dufau, P. Lasaosa, J. Matheu, An. Moga, R. Lacrampe, Al. Moga, R. Soro, P. Aristouy, L. Martin, E. Buzy.


17 August 1949
Club Pucará 0–16 France
Estadio G.E.B.A., Buenos Aires
Referee: T. Blades (Argentina)

Pucará: G. Niveiro, P. Bereciartúa, A. Palma, J. C. de Pablo, L. Ehrman, R. E. Giles, G. Ehrman, H. de Pablo, D. Bereciartúa, E. Domínguez, A. Fernández, A. Barnadas, L. Carratelli, E. Dacharry, J. C. Petrone. |line-up2=France: F. Desclaux, J. Lassegue, H. Dutrain, P. Dizabo, R. Geneste, M. Terreau, Y. Bergougnan, J. Matheu, G. Basquet, G. Dufau, Al. Moga, R. Soro, E. Buzy, M. Jol, L. Caron.


21 August 1949
Capital 3–20 France
Estadio G.E.B.A., Buenos Aires
Referee: John Knox (Argentina)

Capital: J. Genoud, 'W. Chiswell, J. Hardie, W. Mc Minn, R. Gilderdale, P. Macadam, C. Benítez Cruz, D. Hughes, A. Phillips, B. Grigolon, L. Maurette, A. Bori, C. Peterson, E. Verzoletto, G. Hardie.
France: : N. Baudry, H. Dutrain, M. Terreau, F. Desclaux, J. Lassegue, G. Dufau, Y. Bergougnan, Prat, J. Matheu, R. Soro, Al. Moga, L. Caron, M. Jol, E. Buzy.


24 August 1949
Estudiantes (Paraná) 0–14 France
Paraná
Referee: O. A. Noon (Argentina)

Estudiantes (P): M. Avellaneda, R. Castello, F. Luján, O. Gomes, F. Rodríguez Gurruchaga, F. García, F. Torné, M. Benavente, F. Fonseca, C. Ferrer, R. Caino, R. Arcioni, F. Borches, C. Rabuffetti, D. Kaufman.
France: : F. Desclaux, R. Geneste, M Terreau, H. Dutrain, J. Lassegue, N. Baudry, G. Dufau, Prat, An. Moga, R. Lacrampe, Al. Moga, R. Soro, L. Caron, J. Matheu, P. Aristouy.


First test

28 August 1949
Argentina  0–5  France
Try: Caron
Con: Prat
Estadio G.E.B.A., Buenos Aires
Referee: John Knox (Argentina)

Second test

4 September 1949
Argentina  3–12  France
Try: Palma
Try: Pomathios, Prat
Con: Prat
Drop: Prat
Estadio G.E.B.A., Buenos Aires
Referee: O. A. Noon (Argentina)

Exhibition Match

An Exhibition match was played between the two test match. Two teams were arranged, both with some French and Argentinian players. The "Blancos" ("Whites"), won against "Colorados" ("Coloreds")

30 August 1949
Blancos 24–14 Colorados
Estadio G.E.B.A., Buenos Aires
Referee: S. N. Oerton (Argentina)

Blancos J. Prat, H. Dutrain, R. Geneste, F: Desclaux; M. Pomathios, G. Dufau, P. Lasaosa, H. Caño (Curu¬paytí), L. Allen (C.A.S.I.), B. Grigolon (Hindú), W. Beckwith (San Martín), H. Conti (S.I.C.), A. Guyot (C.A.S.I.), E. Dacharry (Pucará), C. Peterson (Bs. As.).
Colorados: : M. Avellaneda (Estudiantes), R. Gilder¬dale (Bs. As.), E. Fernández del Casol (C.U.B.A.), A. Jones (Old G's), C. Di Pasquo (Curupaytí), M. Fellner (C.U.B.A.), C. Benítez Cruz (C.U.B.A.), R. Lacrampe, An. Moga, J. Matheu, R. Soro, Al. Moga, E. Buzy, R. Martin, P. Aristouy.

References

  1. ^ Aquella táctica correntina que frenó al rugby francés by Mariano Blanco on Diario Epoca, 2 Jul 2017
  2. ^ Memoria y Balance 1949 on UAR website