1982 South American Jaguars rugby union tour of South Africa
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The 1982 South American Jaguars rugby union tour of South Africa was a series of seven matches played by the South American Jaguars rugby union team in South Africa in March and April 1982. The South American team won six of their tour matches, suffering only a single defeat to the South Africa national rugby union team. The South American team's 21-12 victory over South Africa in the second international was a major shock and described by Rothmans Rugby Yearbook as "a phenomenon of international rugby".[1]

The touring team comprised 42 players, including some from the Chile national rugby union team, Uruguay national rugby union team and Paraguay national rugby union team but the players who took part in the two international fixtures were drawn entirely from the Argentina national rugby union team and were described as "effectively the Pumas".[1]

The matches

13 March 1982
Griqualand West 3–44 South American Jaguars

17 March 1982
North Eastern Cape 3–72 South American Jaguars

20 March 1982
Natal 10–16 South American Jaguars

23 March 1982
Western Transvaal 18–30 South American Jaguars

27 March 1982
South Africa  50–18 South American Jaguars
Try: CJ du Plessis, W du Plessis
Gerber 3, Mordt 2
Con: Botha 6
Pen: Heunis
Drop: Botha
Try: Puccio
Con: Porta
Pen: Porta 4
Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Attendance: 28.000
Referee: S.Strydom (SARB)

30 March 1982
Northern Free State 12–18 South American Jaguars

3 April 1982
South Africa  12–21 South American Jaguars
Try: Gerber
Con: Botha
Pen: Botha 2
Try: Porta
Con: Porta
Pen: Porta 4
Drop: Porta
Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
Attendance: 21.000
Referee: S.Strydom (SARB)

Touring party


  1. ^ a b Rothmans, p68